So it begins, the biggest night of the year in the movie industry, I’m looking forward to seeing how Chris Rock does as host of the 88th Academy Awards and I’m curious to see how I do with regards to my predictions. Maybe I’ll get it a little bit more spot on this year. I wanted to share a video with you all to ease you into the celebrations with a wonderful bit of humour from the folks at Screen Junkies. They have created a fantastically glib and accurate portrayal of the actors and movies nominated, check it out and have a look at their other other Honest Trailers.
Chris Rock will most likely be poking fun at the fact that the hash tag #Oscarssowhite has taken off due to the fact that all of the nominees are white. I hope to be laughing a lot more than last year. We’ll see! I’ll be covering it right here in London with lots of snacks, I cant wait to rip into these. See you all later tonight.
29/02/2016. 01.30. Here we go! Let’s see how Chris Rock gets on. This is a great opening montage of the years finest movies.
29/02/2016. 01.44. A really good, really funny and very apt opening monologue from Chris Rock. Well done!
29/02/2016. 01.45. First award is for Best Original Screenplay
And the winner is Spotlight
/29/02/2016. 01.52. Up next is Best Adapted Screenplay. And the winner is The Big Short
29/02/2016. 02.03. Sam Smith performing Writing’s on the Wall, presented by Sarah Silverman.
29/02/2016. 02.10. JK Simmons presenting the Best Supporting Actress award. And the winner is Alicia Vikander.
29/02/2016. 02.20. Time for Best Costume Design, presented by Cate Blanchett. And the winner is Mad Max: Fury Road. Well deserved!
29/02/02016. 02.23. Steve Carell and Tina Fey presenting the award for best production design. Oh I love these two. SO funny! And the winner is Mad Max: Fury Road
29/02/2016. 02.28. Margot Robbie and Jared Leto presenting the award for Make-Up and Hairstyling. And the winner is Mad Max: Fury Road
29/02/2016. 02.27. Michael B. Jordan and Rachel McAdams presenting the award for Cinematography. And the winner is The Revenant.
29/02/2016. 02.39. And up next, Best Editing. And the winner is Mad Max: Fury Road. Well done to this film, really well deserved!
29/02/2016. 02.50. Now for the sound awards: Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. Both Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. And the winner is Mad Max: Fury Road. Well done!
29/02/2016/. 02.56. Time for one of my favourites, Visual Effects presented by Andy Serkis. Love him! And the winner is Ex Machina. Well done!
29/02/2016. 03.08. Best animated short film, presented by The Minions. And the winner is Bear Story!
29/02/2016. 03.11 OH MY GOD!!! Buzz and Woody presenting the award for Best Animated Feature! I’m so happy, I love them so much! And the winner is Inside Out. WOOP WOOP!
29/02/2016. 03.16. Presented by Kevin Hart, The Weekend perform Earned It from Fifty Shades of Grey. Sounding good!
29/02/2016. 03.29. Patricia Arquette presenting the award for Best Supporting Actor. And the winner is MARK RYLANCE! YES! So unbelievably well deserved, I’m so happy! GO MARK!
29/02/2016. 03.39. Okay, back to it. Louis CK presenting the Best Documentary Short Film. And the winner is A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness. Congratulations.
29/02/2016. 03.41. Dev Patel and Daisy Ridley presenting the award for Best Documentary Feature. And the winner is Amy. Well done!
29/02/2016. 03.58 A beautiful performance by the immensely talented Dave Grohl. In memoriam this year is truly one of the saddest in years. You will not be forgotten.
29/02/2016. 04.06. Time for the Best Live Action short film award. And the winner is Stutterer!
29/02/2016. 04.07. The award for Best Foreign Language film is next. And the winner is Son of Saul!
29/02/2016. 04.14. Presented by the popular Joe Biden, Lady Gaga performs her song from The Hunting Ground, Til It Happens To You. Great performance!
29/02/2016. 04.21. Now Pharrell Willaims (blonde, why??) and Quincy Jones present the award for Best Original Score. And the winner is The Hateful Eight. WHY?!
29/02/2016. 04.27. Now it’s time for Best Original Song, presented by Common and John Legend. And the winner is Writing’s on the Wall, by Sam Smith from Spectre.
29/02/2016. 04.30. Ali G has made a come back, still pretty funny! Who would have thought that?? Maybe my sense of humour is terrible. Or maybe he is actually funny!
29/02/2016. 04.37. Oh boy, it’s time for Best Director, presented by JJ Abrams. And the winner is Alejandro González Iñárritu for The Revenant. Woop woop!
29/02/2016. 04.47. Getting close to the end and close to bed time! The Best Actress award is next and presented by Eddie Redmayne. And the winner is Brie Larson. WOOP WOOP! So well deserved, what a performance, well done, no one deserves it more than you Brie!
29/02/2016. 04.53. Right, it’s time. Will he get it? Best Actor award presented by Julianne Moore. And the winner is LEONARDO DICAPRIO! YES! FINALLY! Your wait is over! Well done! It’s about bloody time! No more poor Leo!
29/02/2016. 05.01. The final award for tonight. Best Film presented by the awesomely voiced Morgan Freeman. And the winner is Spotlight! Wow! Genuinely shocked but very happy for such a terrific film, it does deserve this award! Congratulations!
29/02/2016. 05.04. Okay, it;s just gone 5am, I don’t have work until Tuesday (yay!) So I’ll be recovering from this late sober night. Congratulations to all of the winners, especially Mad Max, Spotlight, The Revenant and of course to Leonardo DiCaprio. It’s good night from me. Until next time.
Keep. It. Reel.