AAND! The wait is finally over!
The stars are right in front of us (on screen of course) and we can’t keep our excitement down over the grand event. The maverick Chris Rock will be entertaining us with his crazy sense of humor. He has already kept our heads rolling in anticipation for the grand event by highlighting different issues at the Oscars. Sooo, get set ready to get a live update of the event right here!
6:08 am: Priyanka Chopra teaches some cat S poses at the Red carpet
6:09 am: Matt Damon shares his wonderful experience in The Martian and adds how it was not as excruciatingly tough as DiCaprio’s performance (throwing some hints?)
Nomination Reminders: Get the entire list of the nominations right here
6:17 am: Julianne Moore says she is quite excited to watch Chris Rock perform
6:21 am: Tina Fey feels Chris Rock will help in throwing some sense of humor in the face of the rising ‘OscarsSoWhite’ issues
6:22 am: Cate Blanchett takes a “How beautiful you look” compliment by saying, “You don’t look so bad yourself”. (ahem ahem)
Tweet angst against her has already begun? Or so it seems in this tweet?
6:37 am: DiCaprio says he is very proud of being a part of a great movie like The Revenant, and shares some insights of how his family helped him reach where he is
6:40 am: Kevin Hart keeps his humor levels high up like always and says, “His butt is shining wearing a Dolce and Gabbana”.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet reached the Oscars together, their friendship makes one cry sweet tears of joy.
6.47 am: Jose shares the names of the celebrities who have been making everyone go ga-ga with their attire- Lady Gaga and the beautiful Charlize Theron
6.53 am: Charlize Theron gives advice, “Just enjoy the evening, even though it might feel impossible” (when you are nominated)
6.55 am: Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling share some inside jokes
6.56 am: Russell Crowe gives advice to enjoy the grand event and be happy for being appreciated by your contenders and the entire Hollywood industry
6.58 am: Mark Ruffalo sheds light on ‘Spotlight’s’ story-line and gives a strong speech against the racial discrimination at the Oscars
END OF THE RED CARPET. Now comes the Award Night!
Chris Rock opens the ceremony bang on by talking humorously about the #OscarsSoWhite issue, and welcomes everyone to the White People’s Choice Awards! What a start 😀
He further thanks God for not having any nominations for hosting the Oscars, otherwise Neil Patrick Harris would be standing there in place of him.
7.15 am: Chris Rock calls Creed a ‘Black Rocky’ with Sylvester Stallone smiling among-st the audience
Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron present the award for the Best Original Screenplay, saying that writers are the back-bone of every film industry.
7.20 am: The nominations are presented in an interesting way by showing clips of the scripts of the nominated movies
Oscar for Best Original Screenplay: Spotlight- Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy
7.23 am: Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling present the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, don’t they make a great team!
Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short– Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
7.37 am: Sarah Silvermann presents Sam Smith’s magical performance ‘Writing’s on the Wall’ from Spectre
Kerry Washington and Henry Cavill give highlights about the movies nominated for the Oscars, talking specifically about how each movie helped in adding productive growth to the industry- The Martian and The Big Short
7.43 am: J.K. Simmons presents the nomination for Best Supporting Actress
Oscar for Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander- The Danish Girl
Highlight: Alicia receives the award graciously and thanks the entire cast and crew for making it happen, Redmayne surely was going to shed some tears
Chris Rock continues throwing some Black puns during the show, “And we are Black (Back)”
7.53 am: Cate Blanchett presents the nominations for Best Costume Design
Oscar for Best Costume Design: Jenny Beavan- Mad Max: Fury Road
7.55 am: Tina Fey and Steve Carell present the nomination for Best Production Design
Highlight: Tina Fey’s quick sense of humor
Oscar for Best Production Design: Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson- Mad Max: Fury Road
7.59 am: Margot Robbie and Jared Leto (Harley Quinn and the Joker) present the nominations for Best Make-Up and Hairstyling, oh my god, we can’t wait for Suicide Squad now!
Oscar for Best Make-Up and Hairstyling: Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin- Mad Max: Fury Road
8.02 am: Benicio Del Toro and Jennifer Gardner give highlights on the movies nominated for Best Category- The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road
8.09 am: Chris Rock introduces the real Joy Mangano and Michael Rezendes, played by Jennifer Lawrence and Mark Ruffalo respectively
Rachel McAdams and Michael B Jordan present nominations for Best Cinematography
Oscar for Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki- The Revenant
Priyanka Chopra and Liv Schreiber present nominations for Best Editing
Oscar for Best Editing: Margaret Sixel- Mad Max: Fury Road (4th Oscar to the Mad Max team)
8.21 am: Chris Evans and Chadwick Boseman present the nominations for Best Sound Editing
Oscar for Best Sound Editing: Mark Mangini and David White-Mad Max: Fury Road (yet again!) 5th and counting 😀
8.24 am: Chris Evans and Chadwick Boseman present the nominations for Best Sound Mixing
Oscar for Best Sound Mixing: Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo- Mad Max: Fury Road (WTFH) 6th win!
Highlight: George Miller
8.28 am: The super-talented Andy Serkins presents the nomination for Best Visual Effects, the guy who has played Golum (Lord of the Rings), Caesar (Planet of Apes), Snoke (Star Wars)
Oscar for Best Visual Effects: Andrew Whitehurs, Paul Norris, Mark Adlington and Sara Bennett- Ex Machina (A break for Mad Max finally)
8.33 am: Olivia Munn and Jason Segel introduce none other than C3PO, BB-8 and R2D2 from Star Wars!
8.41 am: The Minions present the nomination for Best Animated Short film, yes the Minions, you heard that right
Oscar for Best Animated Short Film: Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala- Bear Story
8.44 am: The Toy Story team presents the nominations for Best Animated feature, what fun!
Oscar for Best Animated Feature: Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera- Inside Out
Chris Rock welcomes Kevin Hart with the title ‘Next year’s Host’
8.49 am: Performance by the The Weekend- ‘Earned it’ Fifty Shades of Grey
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) February 29, 2016
8.56 am: Kate Winslet and Reese Witherspoon give highlights of Bridge of Spies and Spotlight
9.01 am: Patricia presents the nomination for Best Supporting Actor
Oscar for Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance- Bridge of Spies
Highlight: Mark Rylance honors the opportunity to work with Steven Spielberg in Bridge of Spies
9.11 am: Louie CK presents the nomination for Best Documentary Short Film (God, he is hilarious)
Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film: Girl in the River- Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
9.15 am: Daisy Ridley and Dev Patel present nominations for Best Documentary Feature
Oscar for Best Documentary Feature: Amy- Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees
9.24 am: Dave Grohl gives a musical tribute to all the people who had been part of the industry and have passed on to another world
9.38 am: Jacob Trumblay and Abraham Aitah present nominations for Best Short Film
Highlight: Chris Rock gets a wooden carton for Trumblay to stand on, so that he can reach the mike
Oscar for Best Short Film: Stutterer– Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage
9.41 am: Sofia Vergara and Byunh-hum Lee present nomination for Best Foreign Language Film
Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul- Laszlo Nemes
9.44 am: The Vice President of the United States gives a speech on sexual abuse in the country, asks the audience to take a pledge to protect people from these incidents
Highlight: The VP of America says “I am the least qualified man tonight”
9.46 am: A tearful performance by Lady Gaga ‘Till it happen to you’ in support of all the victims of different abuses
Highlight: Everyone in the audience gave a standing applause at the end of the performance
9.54 am: Quincy Jones and Pharrell Williams present nominations for Best Original Score
Oscar for Best Original Score: Ennio Morricone-The Hateful Eight
9.59 am: John Legend and Common present nominations for Best Original Song
Oscar for Best Original Song: Writing’s on the Wall- Spectre (Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith)
10.03 am: Sacha Baron Cohen and Olivia Wilde present highlights on Room and Brooklyn
10.10 am: J,J Abrams presents nominations for Achievement in Direction
Oscar for Best Direction: Alejandro G. Inarritu- The Revenant
Highlight: Inarritu said to Dicaprio “You are the Revenant, thank you for giving your soul to it”
10.18 am: Eddie Redmayne presents nominations for Best Actress
Oscar for Best Actress: Brie Larson- Room
10.25 am: Julianne Moore presents the nominations for the Best Actor
Oscar for Best Actor (the most awaited and fierce battle): LEONARDO DICAPRIO!!! :’) The Revenant!
The picture we all were waiting for
Highlight: “Let us not take the planet for granted, let us not take tonight for granted” said Leo in his speech
10.33 am: Morgan Freeman presents the nominations for Best Film
Oscar For Best Film: Spotlight!
What an amazing night! Hope you all enjoyed as well, kudos to the stars and the critics.