I actually found the 88th Oscars interesting and entertaining last night. One thing for sure is that it was fast moving. The days of the long “Thank You” speeches are over!!
Here is my Oscar Recap for Last nights awards.
“Spotlight” won the Best Picture Award! I saw this movie and gave it 5 stars. Other movies nominated that I saw in 2015 were: “The Revenant”, “The Martian”, “The Big Short”, “Bridge of Spies” and “Mad Max: Fury Road”. I gave all of these movies either 4 or 5 stars. “Room” and “Brooklyn” were the other two nominees.
Leonardo DiCaprio finally won the long deserved Best Actor Oscar. He had to get mauled by a bear in “The Revenant” to win it.
Mark Rylance won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in “Bridge of Spies”
Alejandro Gonzalez won the Best Director Oscar for “The Revenant”
The animated movie that brought me to tears, “Inside Out” won the Best Animated Feature Film Oscar. I gave this movie 5 stars.
“The Big Short” – Best Writing Adapted Screenplay Oscar
“Spotlight” – Best Original Screenplay Oscar
Emmanual Lubeski won the Best Cinematography Oscar for “The Revenant”
Ennio Morricone – won the Best Music Original Score for “The Hateful Eight”
“Mad Max: Fury Road” was a surprise winner of the following 6 Oscars:
Best Costume Design, Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing and Best Makeup
Best Original Song went to Sam Smith for “Writing’s on the Wall” from the “Spectre 007” movie
If you have not seen “Spotlight”, “The Big Short”, “Bridge of Spies”, The Martian”, “Mad Max:Fury Road” or “The Revenant”, I encourage you to seek these movies out, make some popcorn and get comfortable!!
Other Oscar Winners are as follows:
Brie Larson: Best Actress Oscar for “Room”
Alicia Vikander – Best Supporting Actress for “The Danish Girl”
Best Documentary Feature Film – “Amy”
Best Documentary Short Film – “A Girl in the River”
Best Live Action Short Film – “Stutterer”
Best Animated Short Film – “Bear Story”