A white tuxedoed Chris Rock launched into 88th Academy Awards - "the White People's Choice Awards", he called them - at an Oscars where remarks on diversity dominated proceedings, the craft of " Mad Max: Fury Road " sped away from the competition and Sylvester Stallone was knocked out by Mark Rylance.
Why? because we had real things to protest at the time. "This year thing's are going to be a little different...This year in the in memoriam package, it's just going to be black people that were shot by the cops on their way to the movies".
Rock said he thought about quitting the hosting gig, but figured the show wouldn't be canceled because of him, and he wasn't going to "lose another job to Kevin Hart ". "No. It's a different kind of racist", Rock said. "We got diversity. Please welcome Emily Blunt and somebody whiter, Charlize Theron". I wasn't invited." He acknowledges the snubs were not fair but "it's also not fair Will was paid $20 million for Wild Wild West .
This was around the same time General Motors stopped using Flint's water due to chloride levels. Also evident is the officials' tendency to focus more on avoiding bad publicity over the issue than on mounting questions about the water itself.
The British star has already won the Golden Globe and the Bafta, and is up against Blanchett's co-star Rooney Mara for Carol , as well as Redmayne's co-star in The Danish Girl, Alicia Vikander. She has made the rounds this awards season with her boyfriend, fellow Oscar-nominee Michael Fassbender. Sylvester Stallone, a sentimental favorite to take home the best supporting actor prize for bringing iconic boxer Rocky Balboa back to the big screen in "Creed", looked slick in a blue dinner ...
The same could be true for the best director gong, with Inarritu poised to pull off a historic double with year-on-year wins in this category too. It's one of the most emotionally wrenching films I've ever seen, and Larsen never hits a false note, exuding strength and vulnerability in equal measure.