Pinkett Smith boycotted the ceremony, a decision she made at the height of the #OscarsSoWhite conversation, when this year's nominations were revealed to exclude people of colour in all acting categories for the second year in a row. "It's the 88th Academy Awards, which means this whole "no black nominees" thing has happened at least 71 other times". The comedian poked fun at Hollywood's " sorority " racism, claiming that all black actors want are the "same opportunities".
I thought about it real hard. Last year's Oscars ended with a grand total of 37.3 million viewers and an 11.0/26 rating in the major age demographic. "The last thing I need is to lose another job to Kevin Hart". Many wondered how Mr. Rock would incorporate the controversy, which recently sparked the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag on social media.
What did you think of Chris Rock's monologue and all the comedic commentary? After two decades and five nominations, Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar for best actor at the 2016 Academy Awards. Whether that will change anything on the part of Hollywood power brokers, who knows? "And to those that mocked the idea of a tune out, it seems the joke was on them".
His proudest hour may have come with his Academy Award win for his fearsome portrayal of the brutal prisoner Dragline in 1967's Cool Hand Luke , but Kennedy continued to wow audiences with his range and no-frills prowess again and again. According to Hollywood Reporter , Kennedy had been contributing to the world of entertainment since the 60s. He said: 'The marvellous thing about that movie, was that as my part progresses, I changed from a bad guy to a good guy.
According to E! News, when DiCaprio was named best actor for his role in The Revenant , there were over 440,000 tweets per minute after last year's best actress victor, Julianne Moore, read the results. Adele will never let go, Jack. There is no way that Kate would miss seeing Leo quit being another great performer without an Oscar and take home an Academy Award .
The crowd at the Dolby Theatre gave 29-year-old Gaga - an assault survivor herself - an emotional standing ovation following her live rendition, but it was Best Actress victor Brie Larson who was moved to do more than just cheer. "I, myself, am a survivor". Earlier this week, she became one of the numerous female musicians to publicly announce her support for Kesha, who's injunction request against her label Sony Music was denied, despite the singer's allegations of abuse at the hands of her ...