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The 88th Annual Academy Awards (2016)

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TV-14 | | TV Special 28 February 2016
The 88th Academy Awards ceremony honors achievement in film in 2015.

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Himself - Winner: Best Animated Film and Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
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Himself - Nominee: Best Original Screenplay
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The 88th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2015 and is scheduled to take place on February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. During the ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present Academy Awards in 24 categories. The ceremony will be televised in the United States by ABC, and will be produced by David Hill and Reginald Hudlin. Actor Chris Rock will host the show for the second time, having previously hosted the 77th ceremony held in 2005. Written by Shmeagol

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We all dream in gold.

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Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) was officially the first film of 2015 to be nominated for an Academy Award. The first category announced was 'Best Original Song', where "Earned It" by The Weeknd was revealed as the first nomination. See more »

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Chris Rock said it's not fair Will Smith made $20 million for Wild Wild West, Smith did not make that amount for Wild Wild West . See more »

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Adam McKay - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay and Nominee: Best Director: Thank you so much to the Academy. Also thank you to Michael Lewis for writing an amazing book that inspired Charles and I so much. Thank you to Paramount for taking a risk on a movie that's about financial esoterica and believing in it. Thank you to my beautiful wife Shira Piven - there she is. And my children, Lili Rose, my two daughters, Lili Rose and Pearl, I love you so much. Most of all, if you don't want big money to control government, don't vote for candidates that take money from big ...
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Earned It
Written by The Weeknd, Stephan Moccio, DaHeala, Belly
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Oscar Night
29 February 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The 88th Annual Academy Awards took place and diversity was in the spotlight.

Chris Rock was the host with a big opening but as the show went on the gags and sketches about race, the lack of diversity became grating. You think enough, the jokes are wearing thin now.

Mad Max: Fury Road was the early runner grabbing the technical Oscars. There were a few surprises, Sam Smith got the Best Song Oscar for Spectre despite his dodgy warbling during the ceremony.

Mark Rylance grabbed the Best Supporting Actor Oscar from front runner Sylvester Stallone.

As for best picture, despite only winning the Best Original Screenplay, it added the big one as its second one. I guess it is the Michael Keaton effect.

Best speech of the night. Louis CK when presenting the Best Documentary Shorts and how much the Oscar would mean to the winners rather than most of the millionaires in the front row of the auditorium.


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