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The 88th Academy Awards

Dynasty Lonian, Writer

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On February 28, 2016, the 88th Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. For those of you guys who don’t really know what the Oscars are, they are awards for movies. Winning a Oscar is one of the greatest honors that can be received when you are in the movie business, and this year many actors and actresses were quite honored. 24 awards were given in total, but unfortunately, I can’t go over all of them. However, I will try my best to go over all, of the best parts of the 88th Academy Awards.

According to today.com, while there were many great actors and actresses who won awards, and there was no questioning that the star of the show was none other than Leonardo DiCaprio. Leonardo DiCaprio walked away with his first Oscar for Best Actor/Picture, which Included “Spotlight” and “The Revenant”. In another important award, Brie Larson won for Best Actress, moments after having given “Room” co-star Jacob Tremblay a high-five from her seat. Tremblay smiled from ear to ear. Alejandro G. Inarritu wins Best Director, for “The Revenant.” He says, in part, “Leo [DiCaprio], you are ‘The Revenant’. Thank you for [giving every bit of] your soul, your heart, your life.” Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes accept for Best Song, “Writing’s on the Wall,” from Spectre.” Notes Smith, “Sir Ian McKellen … said that no openly gay man had ever won an Oscar, and if this is the case, even if it isn’t the case, I want to dedicate this to the LGBT community all around the world. I stand here tonight as a proud gay man, and I hope we can all stand together as equals one day.”  Also Ennio Morricone wins for Best Original Score for the “Hateful Eight.”

Alejandro G. Inarritu won Best Director, for “The Revenant.” He said, in part, “Leo [DiCaprio], you are ‘The Revenant’. Thank you for [giving every bit of] your soul, your heart, your life.” Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes accepted for Best Song, “Writing’s on the Wall,” from Spectre.” Notes Smith, “Sir Ian McKellen … said that no openly gay man had ever won an Oscar, and if this is the case, even if it isn’t the case, I want to dedicate this to the LGBT community all around the world. I stand here tonight as a proud gay man, and I hope we can all stand together as equals one day.”  Also, Ennio Morricone won for Best Original Score for the “Hateful Eight.”

Other than that, however, the 88th Academy Awards were still a huge success. There were still some other amazing moments that happened, like Lady Gaga performing “Till It Happens to You,” and Chris Rock with the Girl Scout Cookies. This year’s Oscars were a huge success, and I can’t wait to see how next year’s is going to be.

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