The 89th Annual Academy Awards ceremony celebrates the film industry's best and biggest in cinema for the year 2016 with host Jimmy Kimmel, including awards for best actors, directors, songs, original screenplays and motion picture.
The show opens with Janelle Monae performing a rendition of "Won't You Be My Neighbor" from "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" wearing Fred Rogers trademark red cardigan, Tom Hanks was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Fred Rogers but lost to Brad Pitt. See more »
"The Oscars" takes an international twist and turn! Brad has his once upon a Hollywood moment, and Laura gets an early golden birthday present!
"The 92nd Annual Academy Awards"(the earliest one ever held(early Feb.)) checked in at it's normal time of 3 hours 30 minutes! The ceremony was good, smooth and highlighted by great musical performances and the highlights of the way music has went hand and hand with movies was good! Plus the presenters were good and tried to be funny it was nice to see beautiful elegant ladies like Julia Louis Dreyfus and Sigourney Weaver hand out awards as they shined and look sexy in gray and green dresses respectively.
Brad Pitt(he has finally arrived as the man! "Entertainment Weekly") as he won rightfully for best supporting actor for his well liked guy in "OUATIH" . Laura Dern won best supporting actress for her tough hard lawyer turn in "Marriage Story" as the Feb.10 birthday lady got an early present in the form of a gold statue! Having good genes from acting parents helps mold a winner! Renee Zellweger won best actress for her role as Judy Garland in "Judy" her speech was a moving emotional tribute to a Hollywood legend it was a tribute to history! Joaquin won as expected for "Joker" as the best actor winner's speech gave awareness to people to think of social issues, and remember to love.
Now surprise I must say that the crime drama and take on social class thriller "Parasite" rightfully won best international film, and the talented Bong Joon Ho winning best director was okay. However it was a little bit surprising when Jane Fonda's lips read the best picture winner as "Parasite" . And true I agree the South Korea picture was entertaining with a plot twist and kept you on edge as it was a cat and mouse game of guessing. Still the throwback golden era action drama of Quentin's "OUATIH" was upset! As the Academy typically likes to look at a throwback era that involves movie history with stories that connects movie stars! However the voters choose an international tale, the feeling of diversity is starting to ring true to members thoughts and minds! Overall good well done show(that had no host again for the second year in a row!) As the rightfully winners won and gave emotional speeches and again their was an upset with the best picture winner! Still "Parasite" is a super great film glad it broke some of the Academy mold as it's time for diversity to shine!
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