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2016 Oscars: Trivia, History and Fun Facts

  We all knew that this year was going to produce a flurry of new records and stats and last night’s Oscar certainly didn’t disappoint. Here are some trivia highlights from the 88th Academy Awards. Keep checking back for updated facts and stats. Best Picture winner Spotlight becomes the 6th film to win BP and only one other award and the ...

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2016 Oscars: Spotlight Wins Best Picture, Leo Finally Gets His Oscar

  Spotlight pulled out an 11th hour surprise by pulling out a Best Picture win with just one other award, Best Original Screenplay. That hasn’t happened since 1953 when The Greatest Show on Earth won essentially the same two awards (The Greatest Show on Earth won Best Writing, Motion Picture – an expired category). Spotlight‘s win keeps the history of ...

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2016 Oscars: 88th Academy Awards Details and Presenters

Oscars producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today the first slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars telecast. The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live Oscar® Sunday, February 28, on ABC. First Slate of Presenters and Performers Benicio Del Toro Tina Fey Whoopi Goldberg Ryan Gosling Kevin Hart Lady Gaga (with an introduction by Vice President Joe Biden) Sam Smith ...

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The Academy’s New Rules: Is It Going to Change Anything?

  So, it’s only been a little while for the news bomb from The Academy that they’re taking dramatic steps to alter the membership rules, governors seats and committee structure but what, if anything, is it going to do in the short term? Is the Academy asking us to “be patient” like Michael Caine said about black actors today? Or ...

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2016 Oscar Nominations: Who Soared, Who Sunk; Why Are Race, Sexuality and Gender Still An Issue?

  The nominations are in and The Revenant mauled the competition with an astonishing 12 nominations today. The survival epic dominated, earning nominations in Best Picture, Best Director (Alejandro G. Iñárritu), Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Best Supporting Actor (Tom Hardy). It’s only major miss was in Adapted Screenplay (more on that later) and it was ineligible for Original Score ...

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2016 Oscars: Trivia and Stats and Fun Facts

  Carol is the first film in history to be nominated for Best Picture and Best Director at The Golden Globes and BAFTA plus win one of those awards at LAFCA, NYFCC or NSFC and then be snubbed in both categories at the Oscars. Ex Machina is the lowest budgeted film ($15M), adjusted for inflation, to receive a Visual Effects nomination. ...

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2016 Oscars Theme: We All Dream in Gold

The theme for the 2016 Oscars has been revealed just two days ahead of the nomination announcement: We All Dream in Gold. With it comes a new clip and a wave of posters featuring Lupita Nyong’o, Jamie Foxx and Meryl Streep. Look further though and you might notice something; the Oscars, with this campaign, seem to be trying very hard ...

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