2016 Oscar Roundup

The Dresses

We have to start with the dresses. These oscars really were highlighted by not so great outfits!!! I didn’t love many. These were my highlights from the ceremony (i could not even make it up to 10)

Charlzie Theron in DIor
Charlize Theron in Dior – my favorite of the night
LAdy Gaga in Brandon MAxwell
Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell – because it was just original and cool
CAte Blanchet in Armani
Cate Blanchett in Armani
Naomi Watts in Armani
Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein
Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein – gorgeous dress and absolutely love the mismatch earrings
Daisy Ridley in Chanel
MArgo Robbie in TOm ford
Margot Robbie in Tom Ford
Priyanka Chopra in Zuhair Murad

The stars of the night were in the after-party. I loved some of the after-party dresses like this:

However the Theme of the night were the women who I liked their after-party dress more than their Oscar dress:

Alici Vikander’s both dresses were Louis Vuitton but I thought the black with that hair was so much better than the awful yellow color
Rachel McAdams – I love the pink Elie Saab, although her green Getty dress is still great i don’t think it compares
for Kerry Washington, both were Versace dresses but I definitely liked the second better
Although of course Sofia Vergara always sticks to the same silhouette, the white one is so much more my style, I thought the blue Marchesa she wore to the Oscar just wasn’t modern enough
Olivia Munn- When I did my NYFW Fall 2016 review I was obsessed with the green JMendel dress, so although her orange Stella McCartney dress is also beautiful, in my mind it doesnt compare

My Thoughts

  • I loved everything that had to do with Jacob Tremblay. From him straining to see star wars to presenting his award to high fiving brie larson when she won
  • Gagas performance was amazing
  • Sam Smith was appalling in his singing!
  • I thought the opening monologue by Chris Rock was absolutely great, and dealt with the diversity issue perfectly. Everything else after that dealing with race – overkill.
  • Regarding that I think they were just trying to hard to make it so non white. However instead of forcing the issue and trying to put as many black presenters as possible why not highlight that latinos, pakistanis, chileans and all sorts of diverse people won. Diversity is not only black,
  • I hated everything that had to do with the ALi G bit especially the fact that it totally stole the spotlight of Room.
  • Loved that Spotlight won! absolutely great movie
  • I’m all about individuality, but really you just won the oscar for best costume and you decide to come up onstage in a leather jacket black pants and a scarf. i think your creative genius could have made a more formal comfortable attire than that! wear a tux!
  • Things that were great:
    • Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy speech was amazing!!
    • Ennio Morricone Becoming the oldest Oscar Winner Ever was really cute!
    • Leo winning, because really it was about time!
  • I think the animated categories could not have been better – between the minions and toy story it was cuteness and wonderfulness overload
  • Over all the show was too long and too boring!!! If you are going to do a one hour red carpet start at 7, people need to go to work the next day!
  • The thank you note ticker needs to come back, its super clever


The Winners

Best Picture
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Best Actor
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Matt Damon, The Martian

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Director
Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
Adam McKay, The Big Short
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Lenny Abrahamson, Room

Best Original Song
“Earned It” from Fifty Shades of Grey
Music and Lyric by Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio
“Manta Ray” from Racing Extinction
Music by J. Ralph and Lyric by Antony Hegarty
“Simple Song #3” from Youth
Music and Lyric by David Lang
“Til It Happens to You” from The Hunting Ground
Music and Lyric by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga
“Writing’s on the Wall” from Spectre
Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

Best Original Score
Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Carter Burwell, Carol
Jóhann Jóhannsson, Sicario
John Williams Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Thomas Newman, Bridge of Spies

Best Foreign Language Film
Son of Saul (Hungary)

Mustang (France)
A War (Denmark)
Embrace the Serpent (Colombia)
Theeb (Jordan)

Best Short Film, Live Action
Basil Khalil and Eric Dupont, Ave Maria
Henry Hughes, Day One
Jamie Donoughue, Shok
Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage, Stutterer
Patrick Vollrath, Everything Will Be Okay (Alle Wird Gut)

Best Documentary Feature

Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

Best Documentary, Short Subject
Body Team 12, David Darg and Bryn Mooser
Chau, beyond the Lines, Courtney Marsh and Jerry Franck
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah, Adam Benzine
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Last Day of Freedom, Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Best Animated Feature
Inside Out
Shaun of the Sheep
When Marnie Was There
Boy and the World

Best Short Film, Animated
Bear Story
Sanjay’s Super Team
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow

Visual Effects
Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett, Ex Machina
Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver and Andy Williams, Mad Max: Fury Road
Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence and Steven Warner, The Martian
Rich McBride, Matthew Shumway, Jason Smith and Cameron Waldbauer, The Revenant
Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sound Mixing
Benjamin A. Burtt, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Ben Osmo, Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff, Mad Max: Fury Road
Mac Ruth, Paul Massey, Mark Taylor, The Martian
Chris Duesterdiek, Frank A. Montaño, Jon Taylor, Randy Thom, The Revenant
Drew Kunin, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom, Bridge of Spies

Sound Editing
Mark Mangini and David White, Mad Max: Fury Road
Oliver Tarney, The Martian
Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender, The Revenant
Alan Robert Murray, Sicario
Matthew Wood and David Acord, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Film Editing
Hank Corwin, The Big Short
Margaret Sixel, Mad Max: Fury Road
Stephen Mirrione, The Revenant
Tom McArdle, Spotlight
Maryann Brandon, Mary Jo Markey, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant

Edward Lachman, Carol
Robert Richardson, The Hateful Eight
Roger Deakins, Sicario
John Seale, Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Best Production Design
Bridge of Spies, Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo and Bernhard Henrich
The Danish Girl, Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Michael Standish
Mad Max: Fury Road, Production Design: Colin Gibson; Set Decoration: Lisa Thompson
The Martian, Production Design: Arthur Max; Set Decoration: Celia Bobak
The Revenant, Production Design: Jack Fisk; Set Decoration: Hamish Purdy

Best Costume Design
Sandy Powell, Carol
Sandy Powell, Cinderella
Paco Delgado, The Danish Girl
Jenny Beavan, Mad Max: Fury Road
Jacqueline West, The Revenant

Best Supporting Actress
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Best Adapted Screenplay
Drew Goddard, The Martian
Nick Hornby, Brooklyn
Adam McKay and Charles Randolph, The Big Short
Phyllis Nagy, Carol
Emma Donoghue, Room

Best Original Screenplay
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight
Matt Charman, Joel & Ethan Coen, Bridge of Spies
Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley, Ronnie del Carmen Inside Out
Alex Garland, Ex Machina
Andrea Berloff, Jonathan Herman, S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus, Straight Outta Compton


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