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.
For the first time, the nominees for Best Supporting Actor are all previous winners of Oscars for acting. Robert De Niro is the most honored, with 7 acting nominations, and the only winner for both Best Actor and Supporting Actor. Alan Arkin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Tommy Lee Jones each follow, tied with 4 nominations. Hoffman and Jones have also had 3 nominations for Best Supporting Actor and 1 for Best Actor. Christoph Waltz finished out the group with 2 nominations for Best Supporting Actor, and subsequently won the Oscar. See more »
Shawn Christensen - Winner: Best Live Action Short Film:
Wow. A big thank you to the Academy for supporting short films. This has been wonderful, and I only have T-minus two seconds to do this so I'm just gonna go for it. My producer in crime, Damon Russell. I love you, man. We would not be here without you, brother. My co-star, twelve-year-old co-star, Fatima Ptacek. Your performance was so incredible. Nobody even remembers I'm in the film because of you. You are incredible. Mara Kassin, Andrew Napier, thank you so much. The incredible ...
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A sang and dance musical, anyway Jack's back and Ben proves if you get knocked down get back up!
"The 85th Academy Awards" wasn't maybe the best one in recent memory, still the list of films up for awards made it one of the best years for movies. And host Seth MacFarlane gave his best try though many found him sexist with his boob joke still he was funny enough with his wit and humor to make the show a joy to watch. Seth even cracked fun at himself. Plus it was nice to see an appearance from his little friend Ted! The show though did have a little to much music in it for my taste anyway most awards went as expected. In a surprise the best supporting actor award going to Christoph Waltz proves that the academy must respect him a lot especially when he beats out legendary giants like Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. And when the best director nod went to Ang Lee over the better known Steven it proves the academy likes visual work and graphics over historical storytelling. In no surprise Daniel Day Lewis's transformation of Abe brought him his third best actor win. The best actress field proved that the direct and sassy Jennifer Lawrence can win and still trip and recover she was just such a delight in "Silver Linings Playbook", Jen has a bright future. Rightfully so Ben Affleck's "Argo" won best picture a film that made Hollywood look good plus it was based on an actual revealed mission. And Ben said it right you get knocked down, but you get back up! Academy voters take that for the best director nomination snub! And so pleasing to see was my man the greatest actor of all time Jack Nicholson return to the Oscars to present the best picture(that was Jack's first Oscar appearance in four years!)Only sadly his thunder of words was stolen by Michelle Obama! Overall an okay Oscars with awards rightfully going to deserving people.
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