The 2016 OSCARS, Chris Rock Called It Like He Saw It

The 2016 Academy Awards came out with the controversy of some folks thinking that there was a boycott of black actors, considering there were no nominated black actors this year.

I thought it was just what it was... actors were nominated and statistically speaking, that was that. I saw a piece the other day that said if anyone could be upset, try looking at Asian actors and how little they've ever been nominated.

But instead, Jade Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, amongst others, threw the equivalent of a snit for not getting a nod and boycotted.

Then Chris Rock came onto the stage after the opening montage and made note that there were at least 15 black people in that montage. Or later on when he called the Oscars the White People's Choice Awards. Or when the Academy honored Jack Black as a part of their Black History Month tribute.

Rock did not hold back as he took shots at both Hollywood and the slighted acting talent. It almost got too old as the show went on, but I think the point was made.

Then there were the awards.

After having seen the newest Mad Max movie... I was pretty disappointed as it was just a car chase through the desert. But George Miller is ingrained in the tapestry of Hollywood and the film took home six minor awards for things like best costume design, best makeup, best sound editing, etc.

I swear, if it had gotten best picture, I would have quit Hollywood.

But be it as it may,

Films that received multiple nominations:

12     The Revenant
10     Mad Max: Fury Road
7     The Martian
6     Bridge of Spies
6     Carol
6     Spotlight
5     The Big Short
5     Star Wars: The Force Awakens
4     The Danish Girl
4     Room
3     Brooklyn
3     The Hateful Eight
3     Sicario
2     Ex Machina
2     Inside Out
2     Steve Jobs


Films that received multiple awards:
6     Mad Max: Fury Road
3     The Revenant
2     Spotlight


Here are the winners of the 24 categories of award:

Best Picture: “Spotlight”

Direction: “The Revenant,” Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”

Actress: Brie Larson, “Room”

Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”

Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”

Adapted Screenplay: “The Big Short,” Charles Randolph and Adam McKay

Original Screenplay: “Spotlight,” Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy

Cinematography: “The Revenant,” Emmanuel Lubezki

Production Design: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson (set decoration)

Film Editing: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Margaret Sixel

Visual Effects: “Ex Machina,” Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett

Costume Design: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Jenny Beavan

Makeup: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin

Sound Editing: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Mark Mangini and David White

Sound Mixing: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo

Score: “The Hateful Eight,” Ennio Morricone

Song: “Writing’s on the Wall,” from “Spectre,” Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

Foreign Language Film: “Son of Saul” (Hungary)

Animated Feature: “Inside Out”

Documentary Feature: “Amy”

Animated Short: “Bear Story”

Documentary Short: “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness”

Live Action Short: “Stutterer”

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