LIVE COVERAGE: The Academy Awards

 

11.06 AM Since 1929, the Academy Awards, fondly known as ‘The Oscars’ have been one of the most highly anticipated award ceremonies of the year.

 

The Academy, short for ‘The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ is made up of showbiz professionals of over 6,000 members to date, yet if we go back 89 years to when The Academy first began, there were just 36 members.

OSCAR
OSCAR AWARD – Global Panorama

 

The members of the academy are the decision makers when it comes to who gets an award by voting for their favourites, and the successful nominee is automatically granted membership to The Academy.

 

11.52AM A few of the 2016 Oscar Nominated films, actors and actresses can be found below.

 

BEST PICTURE

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant – This film has the most nominations – 12 nominations to be precise!

Room

Spotlight

 

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

 

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

 

 

The full list of nominations can be found here.

 

11.58AM As it is the most anticipated award ceremony of the season, there is only one place that this glitzy and glamourous event could be held – the home of fame, and cinema, The Dolby Theatre, in Hollywood.

dolby theatre
Dolby Theatre – Adam Fagen.

14.00PM

Who’s hosting the Oscars tonight?
The show has seen some legendary hosts in its time, such as Neil Patrick Harris, Ellen DeGeneres, and Family Guy funny man, Seth MacFarlane.

Tonight, The Oscars will see the return of controversial comedian, Chris Rock.

Rock last hosted the 77th Academy Awards in 2005, and faced pcriticism and backlash following his performance. For more on his controversial 2005 performance, click here.

 

16.32PM  

The Revenant has been nominated for 12 awards tonight, with lead, Leonado DiCaprio nominated as best actor, it would be rude not to watch the film. For a live blog of The Revenant, click here.

 

16.45PM

If you were wondering where you can watch The Oscars, SKY Movies have added an additional channel just for The Oscars.
It has features about the nominated films, and it will also have a live stream of the film and the red carpet.
You can also catch the red carpet coverage on E! News, SKY channel 151 tonight.

 

Or if the above is too much, you can always check back here in the morning to find out who won, who lost, and who wore what.
19.14PM

4. Hours and 16 minutes until transmission…
1.20AM 



HELLO WORLD, I AM NOW TUNED INTO THE OSCARS SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO!

1.30AM

I’m getting excited 

 

Courtesy of Sky

WELCOME TO OSCAR WATCH!

1.34AM

That was a pretty epic video montage of all the nominated films!

1.45AM

Chris Rock rocked the monologue, all the things he was joking about were far too true!

1.46AM

Best original screenplay


Bridge of Spies


Ex Machina


Inside Out


Spotlight


Straight Outta Compton


1.48AM

WINNER: Spotlight!

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY -presented by Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe 

Winner: The Big Short

2.04AM

Sam Smith takes to the stage to screech at me through the TV.

2.07AM

The song is over

2.08AM

Hello Henry Cavill 😉

2.12AM

Best actress in a supporting role…

And the winner is….

Alicia Vikander for her role in The Danish Girl!

2.13AM

She’s crying and breathing a lot. They just played a tune as a cue to get her off after her lengthy speech!

She should have been allowed her time to shine. She was in 6 different films last year, she deserves it!

2.25AM

Best costume design – Jenny Bevan – Mad Max: Fury Road

2.38AM

The winner of best cinematography goes to… Emmanuel Lubeski

2.40AM

Achievement in film editing goes to… Margaret Sixel, Mad Mad: Fury Road

2.49AM

The winner of achievement in sound editing goes to….Mad Max: Fury Road

Can I just say, the sound guys who accepted this award were crazily loud, and they said a swear.
2.58AM

The award for Best visual effects goes to… Ex Machina!

3.10AM

The award for Best animated short film goes to… Bear Story!

3.14AM

The award for Best Animated Feature Film goes to… Inside Out!

Pete Docter, the director and co-writer of the wonderful film sent this inspirational message out to children.

“There are days you’re going to feel sad, you’re going to feel angry. People can’t help that, but you can make stuff. Make films, draw, write. It will make a world of difference.”

I really hope kids take this on board!

3.18AM

The Weeknd just finished his performance. It is the end of the weekend after all… 


Courtesy of Sky

3.19AM

Kevin Hart, of whom Chris Rock introduced as next years’ host graced the stage, expressing his sorrow of not being in the front row, but it’s okay because he has a sparkly suit.

3.25AM
Chris Rock went to a cinema in Compton and spoke to cinema-goers, many of whom were black and asked them whether or not they had seen any of the Oscar nominated films from a list, with one woman adamant he was making the titles up,  yet there was a resounding “Yes” when he asked if they had seen ‘Straight Outta Compton’.

He then pulled out an Oscar award and asked the subjects to make their own speech as if they were accepting the award, and one wise man spoke of the current race row – It’s not just black people who need recognition, but the Asians and Hispanics too.

Amen, man going to the cinema in Compton, Amen.

3.32AM 
The award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role goes to… Mark Rylance for his role in Bridge of Spies

3.39AM

The award for Best Documentary, Short Subject goes to… Mad Max <– He was just kidding…

The award goes to Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy for A Girl In The River – The Price of Forgiveness.
She has made an amazingly epic speech, I wish they didn’t play her out because what she was saying was so real. People hardly ever express what’s really going on in society without covering it in a filter, photoshopping it, or highly censoring it to make them look gr8.

3.44AM

The Award for the Best Documentary Feature goes to… Amy…

RIP Amy Winehouse.

3.46AM
I get the feeling Chris Rock won’t be invited back to host for a third time… His latest joke, one of an Asian orient was awkward, and far from funny.

4.05AM

The Award for The Best Live Action Short film goes to… Stutterer.

4.09AM

Sofia Vegara is REALLY REALLY glittery, on an Edward Cullen scale. It’s kinda crazy!

The award for The Best Foreign Language Film goes to a Hungarian film named… Son of Saul.

But back to Sofia, She’s so glittery that it reminded me of my simpler days, it must have been about 2002, or 2015, I can’t quite recall, but after a day of crafting I managed to make my dinner glittery by shaking my head at the dining table…. Instead of the freshly grated Parmesan than one is accustomed to, I had large specks of pink glitter. It was not tasty. They do say you are what you eat, so I guess I am a sparkling speck of glitter on this spaghetti bolognese place called earth.

4.12AM Vice President Joe Biden introduces his “friend”, Lady Gaga to perform

Her song was emotional, I guess, as most of the audience, notably Rachael McAdams and Kate Winslet, because they had tears in their eyes,

But I was kinda distracted because the Lady Gaga on stage looks so different from the Lady Gaga I first saw 8 years ago… BONKERS
4.25AM

Winner of best original musical score goes to Ennino Morricone for The Hateful Eight.

4.26AM
John Legend and Common present the award for best original song.

The award for Best Original Song goes to… Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith!

4.30AM

Sacha Baron Cohen has brought back one of my favourite people, Ali G! I actually met ALi G when he was filming Ali G InDaHouse waaay back. I was quite young, but when you have older brothers and working parents, it’s the kinda thing you’re accidentally exposed to.
I remember it vividly, he was at a sports centre, wearing an orange jumpsuit… BOOYAKASHA.

4.38AM

The award for best Directing goes to… Alejandro G. Inarritu for The Revenant.

He just told Leo that he is The Revenant, but will he win though…???????

4.45AM

The award for Best Actress in  leading role goes to… Amber Lovell in the Life and Times of Amber Lovell, a dramatic adaptation of her life.

BRIE LARSON FOR HER LEADING ROLE IN ROOM!

YOU GO, GIRL!

4.54AM

THE MOST ANTICIPATED, IN MY OPINION, AWARD OF THE NIGHT – BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE!

There’s always so much controversy surrounding this award each year when Leonardo DiCaprio is nominated, yet fails to win… And his face always looks like a little kid who didn’t get the puppy he desperately wants.

So…. The nominations have all been read out, and they’re about to announce the winner….

 

AND THE AWARD, FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE GOES TO…. KANYE WEST!

LEONARDO DICAPRIO!

5.00AM

Leo’s speech was on fire. He spoke freely about the problems caused by global warming and spoke for those who don’t have a loud voice when it comes to this topic, as the ‘little people’ are often up against some form of big corporation who can silence a whole nation.

Leo seems pretty selfless and genuine, as he’s just picked up what is undeniably deemed as the biggest acting accolade, and therefore, the biggest accolade of his career, IMO.

I’m glad he finally made it as an Academy Award winner, he definitely deserves it for his years of acting brilliance.

5.02AM

THE LAST AWARD OF THE NIGHT, BEST FILM, GOES TO… SPOTLIGHT!

Thank you for reading my live blog of the Oscars, it’s been great,

You’ve been great,

and of course, I’ve been great.

Goodbye, and goodnight… or… Good morning!

Academy Award winner, he definitely deserves it for his years of acting brilliance.

5.02AM

THE LAST AWARD OF THE NIGHT, BEST FILM, GOES TO… SPOTLIGHT!

Thank you for reading my live blog of the Oscars, it’s been great,

You’ve been great,

and of course, I’ve been great.

Goodbye, and goodnight… or… Good morning!

5.04AM

I’m going to watch a big winner from the night before I try to sleep before university…Matilda.

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