Has Hollywood Killed The Oscars?

Written by David Strege

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After watching the 2016 Oscars I have to ask the question have we lost our moral values.  The Oscars to many has been a modecum of respect and honor to many actorvs and actresses, writers, producers, cinematographers and many others from around the globe.  I am vapalled that the film academy would lower themselves to include a race war on natinational TV.

Now I am not saying this because I am either Democratic, Republican or niether but I am all for diversity in allowing any kind of nationality whether Black, White Hispanic, Hungarian, Chinese, Asian Italian etc. But Chris Rock in poor taste may have killed what the ocscars and being a host  of a show that to deserves a hell of alot more respect than he showed which i believe he forgot what the Oscars are truly about.  Normally I enjoy his comedy but but on the stage of the Oscars in not the place to play the race card. In truth he was just unfunny and wished him to just get off the stage already and let the real talent show up.  But not only Mr. Rock was part of throwing in this war of color so was the academy. If this is the way the road of the Oscars is taking involving Politics and Racial comments I want no part of this as i feel yes there is a diversity problem but there are ways and avenues to persue this other than sharing the stage with these actors and directors and true talent that we are really here for. Here are the winners:

BEST PICTURE

Spotlight  – WINNER

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant – WINNER

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Brie Larson, Room – WINNER

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies  – WINNER

 

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl  – WINNER

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Inside Out – WINNER

CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Revenant  – WINNER

COSTUME DESIGN

Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER

DIRECTING

The Revenant – WINNER

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

Amy  – WINNER

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness  – WINNER

FILM EDITING

Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Son of Saul  – WINNER

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

The Hateful Eight  – WINNER

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

“Writing’s On The Wall,” Spectre  – Sam Smith

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

 

Bear Story – WINNER

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

Stutterer  – WINNER

SOUND EDITING

Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER

SOUND MIXING

Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER

VISUAL EFFECTS

Ex Machina  – WINNER

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

The Big Short – WINNER

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

Inside Out – WINNER

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I feel that the best part of the night was seeing Lady Gaga perform the Song ‘Till It Happens To You’ from the film The Hunting Ground presented by Vice President Biden. The way she sat at the piano with such grace and then stood with many woman representing those women standing up against rapists in the world truly was a site to see magificent.

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Ultimately Spotlight won though I will say that I think The Revenant Should have won since Spotlight was just ok.  It really wasn’t a film that stood out for me to go and see but then Hollywood tends to have a trend to go for the uninteresting Avent Garde arthouse type films. Though I am glad Leo finally got his Oscar congrats my man!

Bad Form Oscars!

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