Sunday, February 28, 2016
Buddy B at the 88th Annual Academy Awards
The presenters this year represented diversity, an apology to its lack of black nominees, obviously. Rock had a lot to say on the subject, keeping it comic. "Welcome to the White People's Choice Award!"
I wasn't thrilled by The Revenant's Best Actor win, though DiCaprio did get an opportunity to criticize climate deniers, much to the obvious pleasure of presenter Joe Biden.Biden was an eloquent presenter, announcing Lady Gaga's Award nomination for her hard-hitting song about rape, "Till It Happens to You" from The Hunting Ground. I was disappointed it didn't win.
Mad Max: Fury Road swept the technical awards and picked up six Oscars.
I was hoping that Cate would win the Best Actress nom; instead, it went to Brie Larson for Room which was, indeed, another fine performance. Spotlight, a very worthwhile film, won for Best Picture.
All in all, a very satisfying Oscar night. Even with no Meryl Streep in sight!