Beyond that, the major awards are largely up in the air. Two of the nominees for the 2016 Oscar Best Picture are "The Martian", based on Andy Weir's novel about an astronaut stranded on Mars, and "Mad Max: Fury Road", set in a future dystopia where both water and gasoline are scarce.
One Twitter user wrote: "The thing is who really gave an Oscar worthy performance that was African American/black etc?" "The White BET Awards", with BET referring to the Black Entertainment Television's national awards. In addressing the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, Rock said he decided not to boycott the ceremony (as Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee did), saying he "thought about it real hard", but "the last thing I need is to lose another job to Kevin Hart ".
Lights, camera, action-Hollywood's biggest night of the year is finally here! Adam McKay's furious housing crisis dramedy won the top prize from the Producer's Guild of America, which is traditionally the most accurate predictor of what film will win Best Picture .
Lee Roth shoots a selfie in front of the backdrop for the arrivals area for the Oscars in front of the Dolby Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, in Los Angeles . According to the head of global markets, media and entertainment at Cognizant, Nirav Patel, "We found that an intense negative sentiment, such as anger, plays a big part in whether a film wins the Oscar ..." The general consensus is that Larson will win easily, and based on her engrossing work, I'm inclined to agree.
How will emcee Chris Rock address the lily whiteness of this year's nominees? He's got some big sneakers to fill. Refresh the page to see the most recent comments on top . Will Win: No one really knows. For the former doctor who broke through as a filmmaker with the first Mad Max in 1979, it has been especially gratifying to be nominated this year alongside his wife, Margaret Sixel, who is favourite to win best editing .
The supermodel proudly showed off her baby bump on the red carpet with her Oscar-winning husband John Legend. Sharpton will deliver a sermon Sunday morning at First AME Church of Los Angeles . The films with the highest number of nominations this year include " The Revenant " with 12 nominations, " Mad Max: Fury Road " with 10 nominations and " The Martian " with seven nominations.