• 88th Academy Awards: The Night of Unforgettable Surprises

    Posted by : classmate Date : 11th March 2016

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1. 2016 is the historic year when Leonardo DiCaprio finally bagged an Oscar under the Best Actor category for his portrayal of frontiersman Hugh Glass in the movie The Revenant.

2. Leonardo DiCaprio began his career in film career in 1991 and received the much awaited Academy Award after 6 nominations. He had earlier been nominated for movies like What's Eating Glibert Grape (1993), The Aviator (2005), Blood Diamond (2007) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2014).

3. After he was bestowed with the Oscar, DiCaprio stunned the audience by focusing on climate change in his acceptance speech. Urging people to work collectively and stop procrastinating, Leonardo DiCaprio concluded his speech saying "Let us not take this planet for granted, I do not take tonight for granted."

4. Much to everybody's surprise, Spotlight, a biographical crime drama film, received the Oscar under the Best Picture category beating competitors like The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road. The movie won millions of hearts for bringing into light the widespread child sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests.

5. Another historic win that one must never forget about was that of Ennio Morricone's. This 87 year old brilliant music composer was bestowed with an Oscar for the Best Original Score in The Hateful Eight after 500 movie credits and 6 nominations.

6. It wouldn't be fair to not mention the strongest event of the 88th Academy Awards night, Chris Rock's opening monologue. Rock didn't leave any stone unturned in exposing the deplorable treatment people of colour receive when it comes to the film industry. Rock went on to plea to the audience saying "We want opportunities".

The Academy Awards have always been a crucial event for every movie-lover across the globe. For those who enjoy the function from the red carpet till the final award announcement, Oscars 2016 became the platform for overwhelming experience. While our minds were blown from the spectacular wins, share with us what got your attention the best.

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