30 images of the Oscars after party

After a four hour ceremony where actors are handing each other golden statuettes, everybody goes to the Governors Ball and the Vanity Fair after party to relax. Here’s a tiny view of the Oscars after party.

Jennifer Lawrence at the 2016 Oscars After Party and Vanity Fair
Jennifer Lawrence
Tom McCarthy at the 2016 Oscars after party
Tom McCarthy, director of Spotlight.
Lady Gaga and Elthon John at the 2016 Oscars After Party and Vanity Fair
Lady Gaga and Elthon John.
Chris Rock, French Montana, Sean Combs and Tobey Maguire
Chris Rock, French Montana, Sean Combs and Tobey Maguire.
Mark Rylance at the 2016 Oscars after party
Mark Rylance, Oscar for best supporting actor.
Jennifer Jason leigh at the 2016 Oscars After Party and Vanity Fair
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Julianne Moore and her husband
Julianne Moore and her husband.
Taylor Kinney, Lady Gaga and Caitlyn Jenner
Taylor Kinney, Lady Gaga and Caitlyn Jenner.
Andy Samberg, Justin Timberlake and Keegan-Michael Key at the 2016 Oscars After Party
Andy Samberg, Justin Timberlake and Keegan-Michael Key.
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher at the 2016 Oscars After Party and Vanity Fair
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher.
Sofia Vergara at the 2016 Oscars After Party and Vanity Fair
Sofia Vergara
JImmy Napes and Sam Smith at the 2016 Oscars After Party and Vanity Fair
JImmy Napes and Sam Smith, winners for Best Original Song, Writing’s on the Wall for Spectre.
Ben Affleck at the 2016 Oscars After Party and Vanity Fair
Ben Affleck
Brie Larson and Alex Greenwald at the Oscars after arty
Brie Larson and her boyfirend Alex Greenwald.
Kerri Washington at the 2016 Oscars After Party and Vanity Fair
Kerri Washington
Chris Rock and his mother at the 2016 Oscars After Party and Vanity Fair
Chris Rock and his mom.
Eddie Redmayne and his wife at the 2016 Oscars After Party and Vanity Fair
Eddie Redmayne and his wife.
Michael Polish and Kate Bosworth at the 2016 Oscars After Party and Vanity Fair
Michael Polish and Kate Bosworth
Charlize Theron at the 2016 Oscars After Party and Vanity Fair
Charlize Theron
Leonardo DiCaprio at the 2016 Oscars After Party and Vanity Fair
Leonardo DiCaprio with his Oscar for Best Actor for The Revenant.
Rachel McAdams at the 2016 Oscars After Party and Vanity Fair
Rachel McAdams, nominated for best supporting actress in Spotlight.
Sylvester Stallone at the 2016 Oscars After Party and Vanity Fair
Sylvester Stallone nominated for Actor in Supporting Role
Taylor Swift at the 2016 Oscars After Party and Vanity Fair
Taylor Swift
Miranda Kerr at the 2016 Oscars after party
Miranda Kerr
Jennifer Garner at the 2016 Oscars After Party and Vanity Fair
Jennifer Garner, presenter at this year Oscars.
Emily Ratajkowski at the 2016 Oscars After Party and Vanity Fair
Emily Ratajkowski
Rooney Mara at the 2016 Oscars After Party and Vanity Fair
Rooney Mara, actress in a supporting role nominee.
Alicia Vikander at the 2016 Oscars After Party and Vanity Fair
Alicia Vikander with her Oscar for best supporting actress.
Alejandro G. Inaritu at the 2016 Oscars After Party and Vanity Fair
Alejandro G. Inaritu, Best Director for The Revenant.
Jared Leto at the 2016 Oscars After Party and Vanity Fair
Jared Leto, Patrick Stuart and Sunny Ozell.
Saoirse Ronan at the 2016 Oscars After Party and Vanity Fair
Saoirse Ronan, Best Actress nominee for Brooklyn.

Click here for a list of all nominees and winners at the 2016 Oscars.

Oscars 2016: Did Spotlight hold up to its name?

The Oscars happened last night and Spotlight was declared as the best movie for 2015. It won two Oscars total.

Spotlight is a great movie, none can say it isn’t so, and, it’s a film about an issue that is relevant to so many people. But, for a movie that won the Best Picture award it sure didn’t shine at the Oscars, it barely sparked and died right there.

Check out the complete list of winners!

First it only got the original screenplay Oscar at the very beginning of the ceremony, and it also closed the Oscars by winning the Best Picture award.

Everything in between was nothing about Spotlight. It was either Mad Max: Fury Road and The Revenant and, of course, the diversity issue at the Oscars. Best Picture OScars 2016 Spotlight

Everybody that won an Oscar for Mad Max: Fury Road didn’t forget to mention that George Miller is a true genius and a visionary that stood behind a spectacular movie. And even now, I still don’t know who directed Spotlight.

It’s fine that the Academy is trying to spread out the Oscars and make it about more movies, but somehow it also feels weird that the best film of the year didn’t win any of the acting Oscars and not even the one for directing.

One would wonder how the Academy members think and vote.

I mean, Ok, I like how the actors act, but not as good as the actors in the other nominated movies, I like the directing but not like in the other nominations, we’ll make this the Best Picture of the year.

This also happened at the 86th Academy Awards when Gravity won 7 Oscars including the one for directing, but not Best Picture, and it clearly should have, while 12 Years a Slave won only 3 Oscars (Best Pictures, Actress in supporting role and Best adapted screenplay).Mad max: Fury Road Oscars 2016

It is true that both Gravity and Mad Max: Fury Road won mostly awards in technical categories, but it’s not like the actors did a terrible job and the storytelling was horrible so they didn’t deserve the Oscars for Best Picture.

And personally I believe that Fury Road’s theme is as relevant as it will ever be, Leonardo DiCaprio spoke of it in his acceptance speech and Jenny Beavan, who won the Oscar for Costume Design for Mad Max: Fury Road said:

…it could be horribly prophetic, Mad Max, if we don’t stop polluting our atmosphere, you know, it could happen!

It just doesn’t add up! That’s all I am saying.

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.

CinematographyCinematography oscars 2016 nominees

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?