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Waiting for the Oscars

Updated on February 27, 2016

Whether you are someone that keeps up with Hollywood news or not the Academy Awards is an iconic time of year for the movie industry, and is able to grasp the attention of those who are not up to date with Hollywood’s affairs.

Chris Rock Will Be Hosting the 88th Academy Awards

I am a person of the arts, so naturally I am interested in such industry. However, I am not one to watch awards shows. But every few years a certain person will be hosting, and if it is someone I find entertaining, or if the media keeps throwing it in my face reminding me a certain someone will be hosting I will watch the Award show. And this year is nothing different. I was informed a few weeks ago that Chris Rock will indeed be hosting the popular American awards ceremony, so I will tune in to this year’s 88th Academy Awards.

Boycotting the Oscars

With this in mind, the media has brought to light that two prominent figures in Hollywood will skip this year’s ceremony. The media has highlighted that Jada Pinkett Smith along with Spike Lee will boycott the Oscars this year because of a diversity complex with the nominations. It seems that this is the second consecutive year that all 20 nominees within the acting category are white. So this usually star stunned event may lack a few awaited Hollywood “A” list faces, as there may be other actors that join the boycott that we will not be aware of until the actual red carpet event.

The Revenant & Mad Max: Fury Road

Given that, there were some amazing movies last year that justify there time in the spotlight. The critically acclaimed “The Revenant” is nominated for 12 Oscars. And Bryan Cranston, Trumbo is nominated for the Actor in a Leading Role category, however, he has some company because Matt Damon, The Martian, Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant, Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs and Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl are also nominated. Comparatively, Mad Max: Fury Road has 10 nominations. Jennifer Lawrence, Joy is nominated for the Actress in a Leading Role category, and Cate Blanchett, Carol, Brie Larson, Room, Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years and Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn are nominees as well.

And the Winner Is...

With all things considered, there is a lot to keep you entertained before, during, and even after this year’s Academy Awards, and I am sure the blunt and confident host Chris Rock will help you remember what is going on, using humor of course. The 88th Academy Awards or Oscars will be film at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California. And can be seen Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 8:30 p.m be sure to check your ABC local listings.

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