Here are five things you didn’t know about the Oscars 2016. They are interesting and have an intensity factor about them.
The Oscars Night due tomorrow is dogged with such issues as a lack of diversity. As the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag says it so well, the fact that blacks and other ethnic minorities are being ignored does not go in favor of the Academy Awards. Yet it will be a good thing to still pay attention to how the Oscars go. They are an interesting platform and one that is an indicator of the future times.
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Here are five things that you didn’t know about the Oscars 2016:
#1: The Racism and the Reality of the Situation
Chris Rock who is a Black American comedian will be hosting the Oscars this time around. He had already written as a joke on an online site that the Oscars were like the White BET Awards. However, jokes aside, Chris had to do an about face and change his script which he had written for the Oscars. Most of the race jokes were too close for comfort.
They would offend so many and so Chris decided on a subdued approach. He also reiterated he was there to host the Oscars only due to the fact that Ellen had skipped the opportunity. Had she instead chosen to be the host, he wouldn’t have stood a chance of being there on Sunday.
Chris is a brilliant person though. The fact that he actually rewrote the entire dialogue and script for the Oscars that he was supposed to deliver live on television meant that he had tons of energy and lots of talent.
As a brilliant comedian, Chris has the powers of a wordsmith and language is his forte. He can twist words and phrases around so that they become jokes by carrying the element of surprise in them.
#2: Lady Gaga’s Academy Award for Till It Happens To You
Lady Gaga will be there. She is an extremely talented and creative female. Lady Gaga has stood up for the rights of gays and lesbians as well as others who are not with the establishment.
Her past songs such as You and I and Wish You Were Here have received plenty of applause. She will be introduced to the crowds by the Vice President Joe Biden.
Lady Gaga’s hit single Till It Happens To You will be broadcast live from the Oscars. In fact, the singer Kesha is liable to join her onstage. Kesha would be the ideal candidate to accompany Lady Gaga since she was sexually harassed by her record producer boss.
The song Lady Gaga is singing at the Oscars is about such people who have faced sexual and physical abuse at the hands of perpetrators who got away with the criminal act.
#3: Acts of Resistance will be a Common Occurrence
Several organizations, including one that is to protest physically outside the premises, will be up in arms against the sexism, racism and general homophobia of the Academy Awards.
They have even gone so far as to say that hiring Chris Rock to host the show is demeaning towards blacks and portrays them in a negative light. He is playing the fool as a comedian and this is very belittling towards Black America.
#4: Stallone is Slated to Win his First Oscar after a Long Gap
It was in 1977 that Sylvester Stallone won two nominations for his film Rocky. He wrote the script himself and also acted in it. Then he came to the Oscars in his black tuxedo and white ruffled shirt that was open from the front to reveal his chest hair. His trophy wife was right by his side.
Today Stallone is 69 years old and is being nominated for his role as Supporting Actor in the movie Creed. He himself said that he doesn’t have that many moments left to cherish in life and so he hopes an Oscar after such a long time will refresh his faith in himself. Stallone still has that old Rocky and Rambo chutzpah he was so famous for.
#5: Leonardo DiCaprio may Finally get his Magic Moment
Yes, now we come to the real reason behind the Oscars 2016 ceremony. The movie The Revenant is the actual grand nomination and Leo is the actor in it. He has gone through hell and come back fighting fit in the making of the movie.
Playing a fur trapper who is shunned and left to die, Leo faces the elements of a harsh and merciless Mother Nature only to re-emerge the victor towards the end of the movie.
His stark and brutal portrayal of the character in a movie which is based on a true event is so bitterly realistic that he will most likely get an Oscar this time around.
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The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.