This is the second year in a row that nobody of color was nominated in any of the major acting categories and many have pointed to the makeup of the academy itself as possibly being to blame. The ceremony's producers kept hammering the diversity issue throughout the early part of the telecast. Basically, after Morgan Freeman announced the Best Picture victor as " Spotlight " and the winners gave their speeches, host Chris Rock jumped back onstage for a few closing remarks.
Gods of Egypt will probably be go down as a notable failure in 2016. Other films listed among the top four of the weekend box office are "Kung Fu Panda 3" and " Risen ", with 9 million and 7 million dollars respectively. Deadpool will now have its target set on overtaking The Matrix Reloaded's R-rated record of $742 million, though it will need ticket sales to remain steady in the coming weeks.
The 2016 Oscars have come to an end, but the night was filled with memorable moments from Chris Rock's witty opening monologue to Leonardo DiCaprio finally winning the golden statue. Rock questioned why the 88th edition of the Oscars drew so much concern, guessing that black nominees were similarly absent most years. "The Titanic " star said the thought upcoming election would show where the USA stands as a nation on the issue of climate change.
Smith won the best original song Academy Award for his tune "Writing's on the Wall", the theme in the latest James Bond film, "Spectre". Unfortunately for Smith, that wasn't entirely accurate. The writer, director and activist later addressed the Twitter community by tweeting, "THE POINT: knowing our LGBTQ history is important". As we're writing this, Sam hasn't responded, but we're sure that he didn't mean to offend anyone with his speech, which urged for everyone to 'stand together ...
Actor-comedian Hart joked on Twitter that academy voters are "Straight Out of Touch". "This Oscar is going home in a Honda Civic...it's going to be the nicest thing they ever own in their life. Order of awards: Typically, the first awards of the night are given in the supporting acting categories, warming up the show with some A-list faces.
But, I realized, they're gonna have the Oscars anyway. But we had better things to protest. "It was also the first Oscars in memory that, nakedly and unapologetically, attempted to do something other than hand out a bunch of gold statues", wrote Mary McNamara, the L.A.