Last night we celebrate the 88th Academy Awards ceremony and there’s no doubt that before it began there was a lot of controversy around it. The biggest ones are Leo DiCaprio for his sixth time trying to get the trophy or #OscarsSoWhite people’s campaign made to disapprove The Oscars for having no black nominees.
The focus of the night was Leonardo DiCaprio who was nominated for the sixth time to an Academy Award. His first time was on 1993 nominated as a Best Supporting Actor with What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and finally after 23 years he won as a Lead Actor for his main character in The Revenant. He proves one more time that he’s one of the best actors in Hollywood. Finally Leo, you deserve it!
The other happy moment of the night was when Alejandro González Iñárritu, the Mexican director, won the trophy for the second time in a row for best picture. The first time was in 2015 when Iñárritu won with Birdman, this was the second time of Iñárritu in the Oscars this time winning as best picture. This year Iñárritu become the third director to win back to back Oscars for best picture with The Revenant. Mexico is definitely winning good spots in Hollywood and The Academy and they deserve it.
The night couldn’t end without having surprises within the show. The most unexpected was the six trophies that Mad Max take home last night. After being nominated in ten different categories, the action movie Mad Max: Fury Road won as a Best Makeup, Best Sound Mixing, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing and Best Sound Editing.
The other surprise of the night was the presence of the Vice President of the United States of America, Joe Biden stepped on to the Oscars stage and gave a great speech about sexual assault on colleges. After his speech, he introduced Lady Gaga who performed her Oscar-nominated song “Til It Happens to You” for the documentary “The Hunting Ground”. Without any doubt this was the most emotional moment of the night.
And last but not least, Spotlight the movie about investigation into cases of child sex abuse by priests in Boston won as Best Picture. Here in Sign Rockers we are so proud that this film has won the most important award of the night, a movie with this plot couldn’t pass under the table, we need to care more, we need to do more.
One more year goes for the Academy and we will wait for more…