Academy Awards 2017 – Live Blog

Academy Awards 2017 – Live Blog

01.43AM

Soz, I’m late, I was busy bitching and moaning about E!’s poor coverage.

Jimmy Kimmel is already doing a better job than Chris Rock last year… At about this point in the show I felt like I was walking on eggshells, and I was sat in my bed on the other side of the world…

01.45

Meryl’s getting a standing ovation for receiving her 20th nomination.

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01.48 – First category is up…. Alicia Vikander is presenting the award for The Best Actor In a Supporting Role…

The nominees are…

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea

Dev Patel, Lion

Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

And the Oscar goes to…
Mahershala Ali for his role in Moonlight.

01.54 – The musical scores playing people in and out are so funky, I want everybody to break out in song and dance.

01.59 – Up next is…

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

A Man Called Ove

Star Trek Beyond

Suicide Squad

And the Oscar goes to…

Suicide Squad

tbh, Harley Quinn’s hair is something my 4 year old niece does, so she deserves this Oscar too.

Beautiful speech though…

02.02

COSTUME DESIGN

Allied

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Florence Foster Jenkins

Jackie

La La Land

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Colleen Atwood… She looks so shocked! I’m not sure why, as the costumes in the film were amazing!

02.04 I want a cheese sandwich.

02.10 – THE HIDDEN FIGURES LADIES

KATHERINE G. JOHNSON is taking to the stage! She’s 98 years old, and is one of the ladies that the truly inspirational film is based upon. She looks so happy!
It’s really touching to see the audience cry. She’s wearing a beautifully soft blue dress, that reminds me of my favourite Yankee Candle, Sweet Garden Pea, of which is such a beautiful colour for a woman of her age to wear.
It’s bright, yet delicate, and when associated with that candle, so comforting.

02.12

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

Fire at Sea

I Am Not Your Negro

Life, Animated

O.J.: Made in America – Ezra Edleman and Caroline Waterlow 

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And the Oscar goes to…

O.J.: Made in America – Ezra Edleman and Caroline Waterlow 

I haven’t seen this documentary, however, I really want to.  Ezra’s speech was a gooden! He dedicated it to “the victims of police violence, p brutality, racially motivated violence…”

02.17 – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

He said some words, and introduced the Moana performer.

Exotic.

02.27 

The president of the academy just finished her speech, it was beautiful!

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02.28
It just rained Redvines! (Red Vines, alongside Twizzlers, are my fave American candies) *hint hint*

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02.30

The award for best sound editing.

The nominees are as follows…

SOUND EDITING

Arrival

Deepwater Horizon

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Sully

And the Oscar goes to…

Arrival

The sound editor ended his speech by saying “All we need is love”… Although these may be lyrics, they’re the truest words I’ve heard all night… This world lacks love and compassion, people.
I appreciate the difficulty of sound editing. The sound of my videos is absolutely terrible, my lecturers despair.. GOOD THING I DON’T WANT TO MAKE VIDEOS…

02.33

SOUND MIXING

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

And the Oscar goes to…

HACKSAW RIDGE

Kevin O’connell’s speech was totes emosh. He dedicated his speech to his late mother, with a sweet anecdote of how he got his first job, and how he could ever thank his mum. I’m sure she is looking down on you, like you said, and I bet she’s proud as punch!

02.40 – A tribute to those who have won in the past.

02.43 – Nominees for the performance by an actress in a supporting role.

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Viola Davis, Fences

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Every actress looks so pleased and proud after their clip has played. It’s really beautiful to see that they’re proud, because I’m sure they work really hard in some demanding roles.

And the oscar goes to…

Viola Davis! 

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I’m really happy about this; she’s a fantastic actress, he was amazing in Fences, and in my favourite, The Help!

Her speech is such a tearjerker!

“Exhume the stories of the people who dreamed big and never saw those stories to fruition”

“I became an artist, the only profession to celebrate what it means to be a life”

I’m crying! Her speech is so beautiful, she’s so grateful to everyone, and everything. I’m so happy they haven’t played her out, because if they did, it would be a travesty to ruin her mid-flow… Such a beautiful speech!

03.01

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Land of Mine

A Man Called Ove

The Salesman – Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

Tanna

Toni Erdmann

03.03

Sting is singing… He always sounds v strained like he’s trying to take a dookie.

03.09

They’re pranking a Hollywood Tour Bus. Megalolz.

03.10 – Best animated short film.

The nominees are…

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

Blind Vaysha

Borrowed Time

Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Pearl

Piper

And the Oscar goes to…

Piper.

03.14

The nominees are…

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana

My Life as a Zucchini

The Red Turtle

Zootopia

And the Oscar goes to… Zootopia – I love this film!!!

03.15 – Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson arrive on stage, and share an awkward joke to present the award for the best production design.

The nominees are…

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Arrival

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hail, Caesar!

La La Land

Passengers

And the Oscar goes to… La La Land.

*sidenote* Dakota’s dress is so gorgeous! As the E! team would say, they ‘Love it’. The fabric is beautiful and it has so much fluidity and oozes elegance when she walks!

02.25 

Omg!
The hollywood Tour Bus people just went in! Okay, so some of them were kinda trashy, but heyho!

It was so funny! I cried with laughter and awoke a sleeping beast (soz mum) in the process!

03.32 

Soz for the delay, I went and brushed my teeth again. #freshtildeath

The nominees for Achievement in visual effects are…

VISUAL EFFECTS

Deepwater Horizon

Doctor Strange

The Jungle Book

Kubo and the Two Strings

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

And the Oscar goes to…

The Jungle Book.

I hated this film, by the way, what a load of shadoobie.

03.36

Can we take a moment to appreciate Halle Berry’s hair?
It needs its own show or something #todiefor

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03.38

The Nominees for best film editing are…

FILM EDITING

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

La La Land

Moonlight

And the Oscar goes to… Hacksaw Ridge

03.47

Some random shizz just happened, so I phased out.

The nominees  for the best documentary (short subject) are…

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

Extremis

4.1 Miles

Joe’s Violin

Watani: My Homeland

The White Helmets

And the Oscar goes to… The White Helmets

03.51

The nominations for best live action short film are…

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

Ennemis Intérieurs

La Femme et le TGV

Silent Nights

Sing

Timecode

And the Oscar goes to… Sing.

03.55

I love Leslie Mann, she’s painfully funny

04.02

The nominees for the best cinematography are…

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Arrival

La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

Silence

And the Oscar goes to… La La Land….

04.07 –

John Legend is performing City of Stars… A bit off key and flat though…
“Amber, could you do it any better?” Well in my head I’m Beyonce, but in reality I’m Nichole337 so..

04.16 –

Samuel L Jackson is here to present the best original score…

The nominees are…

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

Jackie

La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

Passengers

And the Oscar goes to… La La Land.

FFS, pissed off.

I

HATE

LA LA LAND.

ALL THE MUSIC SOUNDS LIKE RIP OFFS OF OLD CUBAN MUSIC MAN

NOTHING NEW HERE GUYZZZZZZZZ

04.18

Scarlett Johanson is on stage in her funkadelic dress to present the award for the best original song…

The nominees are…

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from La La Land

Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

“Can’t Stop The Feeling” from Trolls

Music and Lyric by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster

“City Of Stars” from La La Land

Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

“The Empty Chair” from Jim: The James Foley Story

Music and Lyric by J. Ralph and Sting

“How Far I’ll Go” from Moana

Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda

And the Oscar goes to… Bloody lalalalalaland #no

04.22

Jennifer Aniston, in a glitzy black number, is introducing Sara Bareilles to honor those showbiz superstars who have died in the past year.

04.30 Ben Affleck, and “guest”, aka Matt Damon are here to present the award for The Best Original Screenplay

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

Hell or High Water

La La Land

The Lobster

Manchester by the Sea

20th Century Women

And the Oscar goes to… Manchester by the Sea.

04.34

Amy Adams is presenting for the best adapted screenplay.
The nominees are…

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

Arrival

Fences

Hidden Figures

Lion

Moonlight

And the Oscar goes to… Moonlight.

“Be in love with the process, not the result”

04.43

Halle Berry and her hair are presenting the award for the best directing.

The nominees are..

DIRECTING

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

And the Oscar goes to…

La La Land… (As I typed this, my teeth ground together…no idea why)

04.48 –

Brie Larson is joined on stage by her fabulous dress to present the award for best actor in a leading role…
The nominees are…

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington, Fences

And the Oscar goes to… Casey Affleck…

Denzel looked so sad, bless his cotton (prolly silk) socks.

04.55 – Leo D is on the stage to present the award for the best actress in a leading role.

The nominees are…

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Ruth Negga, Loving

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

And the Oscar goes to… Emma Stone.

meh.

And at last… It’s time for the final award of the night (lol it’s 5am)

5.04

The nominees are….

BEST PICTURE

Arrival

Fences

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

La La Land

Lion

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

And the Oscar goes to… La La Land.

Good night world.

OH MY GOD

OH MY GOD

THEY READ THE WRONG CARD

THE BEST PICTURE IS MOONLIGHT!

That was the most awkward moment of my life, and it’s nothing to do with me!

Academy Awards 2017: Red Carpet

Academy Awards 2017: Red Carpet

It’s 10.30PM and the Red Carpet is LIT.

I also need a cup of tea.

 

Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea.

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This kid seems humble. I didn’t watch Manchester by the Sea. It sounds like it has a cold setting temperature wise, ain’t nobody got time for that.

Giuliana Rancic – She’s looking icy in a Georges Chakra Spring 2017 Couture gown.
For reals, homegirl is looking like Elsa.

Ruth Negga –

When she was speaking about her outfit she seemed a bit off… IDK, is she hungry or?

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Olivia Culpo is wearing a dress partnered with Stella Artois, wherein each Stella challice that is sold provides five years of clean water for those in need. Fun fact, bits of challice are on the dress.

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Whilst the dress is kinda cute, her hair is not… Looks like she’s trying to be a scene kid circa 2008, or is trying to cover a big spot. Also, that pony tail looks fresh from a pony. Sorry not sorry.

Hailee Steinfeld is looking hellacute in her butterfly dress!
Loves it!

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Taraji P. Henson is mixing sass and class, of which has provided a classic and cool Oscars look. Blue velvet is fabulous.
She’s talking to Ryan Seacrest about the way that she chose her role for Hidden Figures, and is speaking about what resonates the most about the film for her.

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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are looking super cute… If you ever check the comments section of the Daily Mail everyone seems to hate them, but I don’t…. Speaking of hate, why do people go out of their way to waste their time and breath being negative about someone? The only person you’re giving hate to is yourself, you eggs.

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Emma Roberts looking sassy af, acting that way too…

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However, I don’t find her sass cool, hers seems arrogant…

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Hidden Figures – Live blog

Hidden Figures – Live blog

So, I’m watching Hidden Figures.

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It’s the first film on the Oscar list I found and I have a feeling I’ll enjoy this more than the Revenant. I watched that last year for my Oscar coverage and it was the longest film of my life – Honestly, I’d rather have a hangover than watch that film.

18.10 – So I’m watching Hidden Figures – I’m 15 minutes in and I’m loving it! I basically love anything with Octavia Spencer in, she is an amazing and incredible actress!

18.11- Kirsten Dunst – I haven’t actually seen her in a film since Bring It On – And now she’s actually playing an adult, which is weird. I think you expect a stronger voice to come out of her, but it sounds so weak, alongside her poor accent.

18.18 – I haven’t heard from Janelle Monae in a while, but then again, I haven’t been looking for her. Loved her album a few million years ago tho..

*** I’m not one of these people who are militant about black rights etc… I’m all for equality, but I really enjoy films that show what it was like for both women, and black women in the 60’s. Films like Hairspray made all the hardships that folk ‘in the day’ faced seem like a joke, but this film is really highlighting the issues.***

For example,Katherine, a mathematician is a single, widowed mother who is working full time at NASA to provide for her children. When she gets up to get a cup of coffee, she’s looked at like she just used her hat to brew the coffee. I’d legitimately hate life if that was me.

I am aware that this is a film, but it’s non-fiction, and I can imagine everything that’s occurred already, and everything that will occur throughout the film would have happened in the ’60’s.***

18.40 – Katherine runs, she runs in heels, she climbs ladders and she does mathematical calculations… I’m tired just watching this – You go, girl!

18.47 – “You act right, you are right, that’s for certain.”

19.59 – I took a break, it’s been a long day… The soundtrack/score is amazing for this film. It’s literally like the icing on the cake!

I’m currently reading about the historical accuracy of the film at the moment – A lot of what goes on regarding the ladies NASA careers is actually true, however, there aren’t any correlations with regards to the timelines.

20.16 – I’ve finished the film.
It was so good! It was both factual, entertaining and a thought evoking motion picture, of which is something quite rare (in my eyes) in the current thoughtless, self-obsessed selfie society we currently live in.

I’m actually researching the three ‘Hidden Figures’ this is based on – Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Katharine G. Johnson.
Mary and Dorothy are no longer with us, but Katharine is aged 98.

I believe a film like this could inspire young girls to persevere in maths and science, two subjects that are often considered masculine and unglamorous, but what’s more important? Glamour or success?

Success, in my opinion, and you can gain glamour as a result of success….

To conclude…

Will this film win any Academy Awards? 
Despite it being a great film, with amazing and thoughtful cinematography, I don’t think it has what it takes to win. I feel bad for saying this, but it’s just a part of the cold, hard reality of life in the film industry.

It’s worth noting that all 13,000 involved in the production of the film should be proud that they were a part of a film nominated for an Oscar, and everyone should know that this is a great film, but it’s missing a certain pizzazz that it’s predecessors had that made them worthy of winning.

Hmm… What film should I watch next?

A Twitter user, @TyeHarveyy has suggested Fences… It’s on!

2017 Academy Award nominees

2017 Academy Award nominees

So, tonight is the 89th Academy Awards, aka Oscars. It’s being held in one of Los Angeles’ most iconic theatres – the Kodak theatre.

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Unfortunately, due to work and academic (lol) commitments, I can’t be in attendance tonight, but I will be watching from the comfort of my own home, in my dressing gown and other pyjama type clothing items.

I digress…

The nominees are….

BEST PICTURE

Arrival

Fences

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

La La Land

Lion

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

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ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington, Fences

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ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Ruth Negga, Loving

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

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ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea

Dev Patel, Lion

Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

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ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Viola Davis, Fences

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

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ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana

My Life as a Zucchini

The Red Turtle

Zootopia

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CINEMATOGRAPHY

Arrival

La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

Silence

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COSTUME DESIGN

Allied

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Florence Foster Jenkins

Jackie

La La Land

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DIRECTING

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

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DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

Fire at Sea

I Am Not Your Negro

Life, Animated

O.J.: Made in America

13th

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DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

Extremis

4.1 Miles

Joe’s Violin

Watani: My Homeland

The White Helmets

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FILM EDITING

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

La La Land

Moonlight

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Land of Mine

A Man Called Ove

The Salesman

Tanna

Toni Erdmann

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MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

A Man Called Ove

Star Trek Beyond

Suicide Squad

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MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

Jackie

La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

Passengers

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MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from La La Land

Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

“Can’t Stop The Feeling” from Trolls

Music and Lyric by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster

“City Of Stars” from La La Land

Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

“The Empty Chair” from Jim: The James Foley Story

Music and Lyric by J. Ralph and Sting

“How Far I’ll Go” from Moana

Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda

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PRODUCTION DESIGN

Arrival

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hail, Caesar!

La La Land

Passengers

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SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

Blind Vaysha

Borrowed Time

Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Pearl

Piper

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SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

Ennemis Intérieurs

La Femme et le TGV

Silent Nights

Sing

Timecode

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SOUND EDITING

Arrival

Deepwater Horizon

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Sully

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SOUND MIXING

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

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VISUAL EFFECTS

Deepwater Horizon

Doctor Strange

The Jungle Book

Kubo and the Two Strings

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

Arrival

Fences

Hidden Figures

Lion

Moonlight

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WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

Hell or High Water

La La Land

The Lobster

Manchester by the Sea

20th Century Women

Live coverage – Academy Awards 2017 – The Oscars.

Live coverage – Academy Awards 2017 – The Oscars.

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Academy Award – Pictured in 2008.

 

Welcome to the only coverage of the 2017 Oscars that you’ll need to stay tuned to!

For the second year, I’ll be providing coverage of the red carpet and ceremony, alongside a unique critique of what is going on!

You can comment on the post or tweet me @AmberLovellLand or snapchat me – itsambertime for a mention, or to let me know what you think!
Okay, woo!!

16.40 – At the moment, I’m watching a classic, Matilda, but throughout the night I’ll be watching two films that are set to be big winners tonight and doing a live blog on it… She says with hope!

 

LIVE COVERAGE: The Academy Awards

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.

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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.

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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.