Watch Leonardo DiCaprio as he is waiting his Oscar to be engraved!

At the Governors Ball, Leonardo DiCaprio and his fellows Oscar winners are getting their blank Oscars engraved with their names and category won.

Watch as Leonardo DiCaprio impatiently waits for his to be finished and chats with the lady who is engraving the Oscar :).

You do this every year?…Cause I wouldn’t know…

The Complete list of winners at the 88th Academy Awards.

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Complete list of winners of the 88th Oscars!

Leonardo DiCaprio wins the Oscar! He can start doing mediocre movies now and the internet needs to find something else to nag about.

Chris Rock hosting the 88th Academy AwardsSo, Alejandro G. Inaritu is the third director in history to won the Oscar for directing in two consecutive years. Brie Larson as expected won the Oscar for actress in a leading role and Leonardo DiCaprio for best actor for his monumental role in The Revenant.

Spotlight was acknowledged as the best picture of the year. It comes of a little weird that the best picture won only one more Oscar, for best original screenplay.

You could say that this year the Oscars had no obvious and strong dominant winners, apart from Mad Max: Fury Road which won all technical awards. The Revenant and Spotlight were the other two movies to win multiple Oscars.

The final score in numbers:
Mad Max: Fury Road: 6 Oscars.
The Revenant: 3 Oscars.
Spotlight: 2 Oscars.

Full list of nominees and winners:

BEST PICTURE
Spotlight – WINNER
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room

Alejandro G. Inaritu wins Best Director at the 88th Academy AwardsDIRECTING
The Revenant – WINNER
The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
Room
Spotlight

Leonardo Dicaprio wins Oscar at the 88th Academy AwardsACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant – WINNER
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Brie Larson wins OScar at the 88th Academy AwardsACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Brie Larson, Room – WINNER
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies – WINNER
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl – WINNER
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Inside Out – WINNER
Anomalisa
Boy and the World
Shaun the Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Revenant – WINNER
Carol
The Hateful Eight
Mad Max: Fury Road
Sicario

COSTUME DESIGN
Mad Max: Fury Road – WINNER
Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
The Revenant

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
Amy – WINNER
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness – WINNER
Body Team 12
Chau, beyond the Lines
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
Last Day of Freedom

FILM EDITING
Mad Max: Fury Road – WINNER
The Big Short
The Revenant
Spotlight
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Son of Saul – WINNER
Embrace of the Serpent
Mustang
Theeb
A War

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Mad Max: Fury Road – WINNER
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out
the Window and Disappeared
The Revenant

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
The Hateful Eight – WINNER
Bridge of Spies
Carol
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
“Writing’s On The Wall,” Spectre – WINNER
“Earned It,” Fifty Shades of Grey
“Manta Ray,” Racing Extinction
“Simple Song #3,” Youth
“Til It Happens To You,” The Hunting Ground

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Mad Max: Fury Road – WINNER
Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
The Martian
The Revenant

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
Bear Story – WINNER
Prologue
Sanjay’s Super Team
We Can’t Live without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
Stutterer – WINNER
Ave Maria
Day One
Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)
Shok

SOUND EDITING
Mad Max: Fury Road – WINNER
The Martian
The Revenant
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

SOUND MIXING
Mad Max: Fury Road – WINNER
Bridge of Spies
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

VISUAL EFFECTS
Ex Machina – WINNER
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
The Big Short – WINNER
Brooklyn
Carol
The Martian
Room

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
Spotlight – WINNER
Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Straight Outta Compton

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Oscars 2016 predictions and favorites, Mad Max or The Revenant?

The voting for the Oscars ended on Tuesday and now we need to wait until Sunday to see the results of the Academy’s voting. Meanwhile here’s a reminder of the nominees and our predictions/favorites on who will win the golden statuette.

In short the prediction is that it’s going to be (mostly) The Revenant’s night sharing the bounty with Mad Max: Fury Road.

Oscars 2016 Mad Max vs. The RevenantMad Max: Fury Road will win the most Oscars, 5-7 in numbers, all in technical categories. The Revenant should have at least 3 including the one about Best Picture.  If Mad Max was released later in 2015 probably would have own the night completely.

What’s fun is that Tom Hardy is in both films and in both he is kind of in a supporting role, even though he is the titular character in Mad Max.

Below you will find a more detailed explanation.

Best Picture

best picture oscar 2016 nomineesIf we rule out the obvious non-winners we’re left with three choices: The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road and The Martian. Of these three, The Martian has the least chances to win the Oscar for Best Picture.

We want it to be Mad Max: Fury Road, but it will probably be The Revenant.

Directing

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Alejandro G. Iñárritu and George Miller lead the battle for Best Director. Now, Iñárritu won last year for Birdman and historically only two directors have won the Oscar for directing in two consecutive years. He could be the third as The Revenant is a really strong film, both artistically and philosophically, unlike Mad Max: Fury Road where the philosophical implications are lying under heavy action scenes.

However we believe that George Miller will be the Academy’s choice this year and it will balance out with the winner for Best Picture which will most likely be The Revenant.

Prediction and a favorite: George Miller. Slightly less chances to win: Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Actress in a Leading Role

best actrees oscars 2016 nominees
Brie Larson vs. Cate Blanchet with Saoirse Ronan as a possible surprise. While Jennifer Lawrence as Joy is the public’s choice, we don’t really feel that her performance was strong enough, nor that the film was good enough to deserve the attention it got. Carol on the other hand is a critics favorite and both Brie Larson and Cate Blanchet were nominated for a Golden Globe, with Larson winning, and Lawrence also wining in the Comedy/Drama category.

This one is difficult to predict, but we stand by Brie Larson.

Prediction and a favorite: Brie Larson.

Actor in  a Leading Role

best actor oscars 2016 nominees
Will it be Leonardo DiCaprio’s year? Maybe, if only Eddie Redmayne wasn’t on the list.

Eddie won last year for The Theory of Everything, again, there are only two actors in the history of the Oscars who won consecutively in two years, this might play against him or just be a confirmation for his strong acting abilities.

Both strong performances, but we lean towards Eddie Redmayne.

Prediction: Eddie Redmayne. No favorites.

Actress in a Supporting Role

actress in a supporting role oscar 2016 nominees
Considering that The Hateful Eight has only three Oscar nominations, shows that the Academy wasn’t inclined to the latest Tarantino film, but Jennifer Jason Leigh‘s performance didn’t go unnoticed. Alicia Vikander could be the only rival to Jennifer, but she was opposite Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl which makes her performance difficult to shine.

Prediction and a favorite: Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Actor in a Supporting Role

actor in a supporting role oscars 2016 nominees
It’s either Christian Bale or Tom Hardy. Bale had much more screen time in The Big Short than Hardy in The Revenant, which basically features DiCaprio almost exclusively. But, Christian Bale’s character was really one dimensional and feels like a deja vu to many of his previous roles, so perhaps Tom Hardy will win this Oscar.

Sylvester Stallone could be a surprise, but very slim chances.

Prediction: Christian Bale. Editor’s favorite: Tom Hardy.

Best Animated Feature Film

animated feature film oscar 2016 nominees
While Anomalisa is considered the animation art piece for 2015, the heavy depressing themes that overlay the film, makes it suitable to be nominated for Best Picture if only it wasn’t an animation film. Inside Out on the other hand won the hearts of adults and kids alike, even if the kids didn’t quite understood what is going on with the loony characters that are suppose to be the basic human emotions. So, Inside Out it is.

Prediction: Inside Out. No favorites.

Original Song

original song oscar 2016 nominees Ok, this one is way too easy, Writing’s on the Wall for Spectre, by Sam Smith.

Visual Effects

Visual Effects oscars 2016 nominees

Mad Max: Fury Road owns this category solely by the fact that all visual effects are practical and minimal CGI is used throughout the movie. Surprises are not excluded, Ex Machina for example.

Prediction and a favorite: Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Also an easy category to be predicted because of Tarantino’s “glorious 70mm” film. The Hateful Eight is filmed in the widest possible format and theaters had to be retro fitted with special equipment for the movie to be projected correctly, as the director imagined.

Prediction: The Hateful Eight. Favorite: Mad Max: Fury Road.

We have omitted categories that were too technical to be observed just by one watching of the movies and categories for movies we didn’t get the chance to see yet. Also, we did try to give the best unbiased judgement.

What are your thoughts?

The Revenant HD Screencaps

Cast

Starring in The Revenant are Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass, Tom Hardy as John Fitzgerald, Domhnall Gleeson as Andrew Henry, Will Poulter as Jim Bridger and Paul Anderson as Anderson.

Plot

The Revenant is inspired by true events, It’s a story about the epic survival journey of Hugh Glass. The legendary explorer Glass is attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. 

Gallery

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The Wolf of Wall Street and Dante’s Inferno – Oscars 2014

If you guys have read the first part of Dante’s Divine Comedy which is “Hell” you will instantly see the reference in the title of this post. Greed, adultery, cheating, lust, orgies, hedonism and beyond, pumped up egos, betrayal, incest, there was not a single character that didn’t deserve to be at least in one of the nine circles of hell.

It is very important when watching the movie not to judge it by whether you love or hate the characters, because most of the characters are unrelatable, unlovable and primitive. Nobody there strives to be a better person, but a richer person. Filthy rich, with no remorse whatsoever about what lies they mouth to gain wealth.leonardo dicaprio in the wolf of woall street

The Wolf of Wall Street is centered on the character for Jordan Belfort, (DiCaprio) a young stockbroker who moves to New York at young age with his wife to survive. He states himself that New York is the only place that would satisfy his need for money. One thing leads to another, literally, and he becomes a millionaire abusing the “penny stocks” market. While he is getting rich he also makes rich many other associates rich but also criminals.the wolf of wall street scene

Although is in the movie you don’t quite understand how they manipulate and what illegal actions they’re undertaking, even Jordan Belfort while narrating states that “it doesn’t matter”. And it really doesn’t, The Wolf Of Wall Street is not a movie about the crimes committed or the big chase after the stockbrokers turned criminals. It’s about Jordan Belfort, and it seems that every other character is just an extra. margot robbie and leonardo dicaprio in the wolf of wall streetThe Wolf explores the levels to which a human being can be involved in satisfying the lowest most primitive desires without any shame and always wanting for more. Jordan Belfort at one point is convinced by his father mostly, to pull back from the business, and just when he is about to announce it, he pulls back in, because he loves money…and the drugs and the prostitutes and the rush of it.  dicaprio margot robbie and scorsese on set

So, do these three hours of Sodom and Gomorrah depiction deserves an Oscar for Best Motion Picture? Maybe, if the competition wasn’t doing any better. It’s still an interesting movie that you should definitely  see.