Oh the Oscars night… Where the stars align and celebrate the movie industry! It’s THE award show of the season, the biggest honour of them all, the night where dreams come true and tears fall down. A night where friends reunite! Last night appeared to be all this and so much more… Well, last night finally ended one of the most successful memes of the last few years. Leo finally got his Oscar! I’m getting a little ahead of myself… Let’s start with the beginning!
Everything started with the Red Carpet where actors, musicians, directors and everyone in between the movie industry could walk around showing their beautiful dresses and suits. Got to say that last night we got all kinds of beautiful dresses, but Chrissy Teigen and Lady Gaga won for me! The man also looked dazzling with Mark Ruffalo and Tom Hardy winning for me in the tuxedo department. Although I got to give some credit to Jared Leto who tried something different this year but the shoes didn’t work (Sorry!).
After the stars showed up it was time for the proper celebration to begin. Chris Rock, the host of this year, began the award show with some difficult subject, racism in Hollywood. Well, he had to do it! There was a lot of criticism this year towards the Academy for the lack of acting nominations of colour actors. Chris Rock even said: “You’re damn right, Hollywood’s racist”, but he used the controversy to talk about diversity. A truly inspiring and funny monologue!
Well, let’s get to the juicy part… The winners of this year! Spotlight was the real surprise of the night and snatched best picture from the rival contenders The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road. With six awards, Fury Road ran the technical categories winning for costume design, production design, hair and makeup, editing, sound editing and sound mixing. The director Alejandro González Iñárritu won best director with The Revenant and the movie also won best cinematography and best actor with Leonardo DiCaprio finally winning an Oscar. Brie Larson won for best actress with her role in Room. The big surprises where in the supporting categories though, as Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies) and Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) won the famous Oscar. Also a note for Inside Out that one best animated feature film and for Sam Smith who won best song for Writing’s on the Wall.
So these were the big winners of the night! Leo could finally end a meme culture that has been going around for a few years and got a standing ovation of the room… Even the actors that lost to him looked so happy that he finally got it! Some of the speechs were really moving like Leo talking about global warming and how it’s “the most urgent threat affecting our species”. Even going as far as urging support for those people whose “voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed”. And finally, Sam Smith dedicating his award to the LGBT community in his speech.
Oh, last but not least, go take a look at Lady Gaga’s performance last night! WOW! That woman can sing… I was really impressed with her, truly amazing! Sad that she didn’t get the Oscar for best song with Til It Happens To You. It’s a moving song!
So this is just a quick summary of last night 88th Academy Awards! More things happened and there were so many good after parties and backstage moments, but that is for another time or for you to look it up online 😉