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.
Dallas Buyers Club, American Hustle, and Blue Jasmine all received "Best Original Screenplay" nominations despite that fact that these are all adaptations. Dallas Buyers Club is loosely based on an article based on the true story of Ron Woodroof. American Hustle is also based on a true story that follows the novel, "The Sting Man: Inside Abscam". Blue Jasmine is also a modern day re-telling of the play, A Streetcar Named Desire. See more »
Morgan Neville - Winner: Best Documentary Feature:
Thank you. I first want to thank, along with my producer Cait, our other producer, Gil Friesen. This was his idea and it was his baby. And when I first met with him I remember he said, "I want to win an Oscar." I remember thinking, you're crazy. That will never happen. Gil passed away just weeks before we premiered the film at Sundance, and tonight I know he's celebrating with us along with his wife Janet and his son Theo. I just want to thank my backup singers: my wife Jennette, my kids, Sadie...
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Ellen DeGeneres is a wonderful host & I appreciate her wit. But this time around, she goes haywire with poor anchoring and she often stammered on stage and not only during calling the presenters (which was supposed to be funny) but also while cracking jokes.
Then comes the bad direction. The camera men really messed things up when it came to on-stage shooting. The speeches were emotional as they are always but I loved the speech of the winner of best supporting actress. It was sweet & true. Towards the end, the awards function was like a parade of giveaways. Williams's Happy performance was pumping while U2's was a soothing gig. The selfie was the highlight of the show and I was fairly entertained.
But I must say, while the glamour stays fine in the Oscars show, the sophistication has dwindled due to many reasons, hosting, presentation etiquette & direction being some of them. An average show, but I am happy for the deserving winners.
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