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FEATURE:

ACADEMY AWARDS 2016


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By Jess Fenton, 29th February 2016
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ACADEMY AWARDS 2016

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Jess Fenton
By Jess Fenton, 29th February 2016
It's finally here - the 2016 Academy Awards have arrived, with plenty of anticipation as to who will be taking home that golden guy.

Keep up-to-date with the events as they happen with Jess' live updates throughout the ceremony - you can follow on Twitter @makethe_switch.

4:04pm
Until next year my friends and fellow cinema dwellers - keep watching movies :) Peace x

4:03pm
Ok, so, the show ended on a SHOCK win and Michael Keaton eating Girl Scout cookies. Black lives matter!

4:02pm
Even what's happening in Vatican City right now, this is pretty funny.

4:01pm
Alejandro and George must be freaking out right now. Seriously, WHAT!?

4:00pm
I can honestly say, I did NOT see that coming.

4:00pm
And the Oscar for BEST PICTURE goes to... SPOTLIGHT.

3:59pm
Sorry, It's Morgan Freeman. He's also God too FYI. So yes, God himself is presenting BEST PICTURE.

3:59pm
It's the GPS guy!

3:58pm
Leo take this chance to talk about Climate Change. Always a champion for the planet, good on ya Leo.

3:57pm
From now until forever Leo will be referred to as 'Academy Award Winner Leonardo DiCaprio'. Noice!

3:56pm
And the crowd goes WILD! This has been a 22 year journey.

3:56pm
And the Oscar goes to.. LEONARDO DiCAPRIO for 'The Revenant'

FINALLY!!!!

3:52pm
Julianne 'I can do no wrong' Moore graces the stage to present Leo... I mean, someone, with the BEST ACTOR Oscar.

3:51pm
Side note: I've totally touched Brie's boyfriend's butt, on live TV. He's the lead singer of Phantom Planet and when they played a Channel V gig here YEARS ago he dove in front of me, ass in the air and I just couldn't help myself. Hehehe.

3:49pm
YESSSSS! No surprises Brie won. So deserved.

3:48pm
And the Oscar goes to... BRIE LARSON for 'Room'

3:45pm
Last year's Best Actor winner and also a nominee tonight walks on stage to present the BEST ACTRESS Oscar.

3:44pm
"It is infomercial late" - Amen Chris, Amen.

3:39pm
This is Alejandro's second Oscar in a row, after last year's 'Birdman'. That's TWO for 'The Revenant' verses FIVE for 'Mad Max'. Best Picture is still anyone's game.

3:38pm
And the Oscar goes to... ALEJANDRO G. INARRITU.

Sorry George :(

3:36pm
Star War and Star Trek director and all around God, JJ Abrams take the stage to present BEST DIRECTOR.

3:32pm
Only 4 more awards to go. The BIG FOUR. Stay with us, we're about to see Leo win.

3:31pm
Olivia Wilde and Sacha Baron Cohen...sorry, Ali G, walk on stage to present the final Best Picture "Oscra" nominees - 'Room' and 'Brooklyn'.

3:27pm
And the Oscar goes to... 'WRITING'S ON THE WALL' from 'SPECTRE' - Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes.

3:26pm
Last year's Best Original Song winners Common and (soon the be daddy) John Legend take the stage to present BEST ORIGINAL SONG.

3:24pm
Sixth nomination, First win - Ennio receives a standing ovation as he makes his way from the seating box.

3:22pm
And the Oscar goes to... THE HATEFUL EIGHT - Ennio Morricone.

3:21pm
A blond Pharrell Williams presents BEST ORIGINAL SCORE.

3:16pm
Collage rape victims storm the stage in a very moving moment, with the men and women sporting words of survival and unity on their arms.

3:13pm
Did Lady Gaga borrow that jumpsuit from Elvis?

3:13pm
The Vice-President of the United States of America receives a standing ovation as he takes the stage to announce the next Best Original Song performance - Lady Gaga singing 'Til It Happens To You' from 'The Hunting Ground'.

3:09pm
And the Oscar goes to... SON OF SAUL (Hungary)

3:08pm
Sofia Vergara presents BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM.

3:06pm
And the Oscar goes to... STUTTERER.

3:05pm
Everyone's favourite Award's season attendee (and 'Room' star) Jacob Trembly and Abraham Attah (from 'Beast of No Nation') present BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT... because they are also short.

2:57pm
Louis Gossett Jr announces the In Memoriam with Dave Grohl, yes, Dave Grohl, performing The Beatles 'Blackbird'.

2:54pm
Soooo, the non-diverse Academy has a black woman as their President. O...K...

2:53pm
Highlights from the Honorary and Humanitarian awards night where the recipients were Gena Rowlands, Spike Lee and Debbie Reynolds.

2:51pm
It's Whoopi ! ...again. Now THAT'S a tattoo.

2:50pm
And result of hungry millionaires buying up girl scout cookies is... $65,243.

2:46pm
It's now time for Hugh Jackman's favourite part of the show - the PricewaterhouseCooper representatives. Hugh, this is for you.

2:43pm
And the Oscar goes to... AMY.

2:42pm
It's Rey! ... I mean Daisy Ridley, and Dev Patel present BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE.

2:40pm
And the Oscar goes to... A GIRL IN THE RIVER: THE PRICE OF FORGIVENESS.

2:39pm
Louis C.K. rooting for the little people and presenting BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT.

2:32pm
And the Oscar goes to... MARK RYLANCE - Bridge of Spies.

2:29pm
Last year's Best Supporting Actress winner Patricia Arquette is here to present BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR. Dear cameraman, please keep still I'm about to vomit.

2:25pm
Video: Chris Rock does 'Street Talk' outside a cinema in Compton.

2:24pm
Bad shot of the night #2

2:24pm
Past winners Kate Winslet (looking exceptionally shiny and wearing Whoa! glasses) and Reese Witherspoon present the next in the Best Picture nominees - 'Bridge of Spies' and 'Spotlight'.

2:17pm
Considerably less skin than the video for this song. #freethenipple !

2:16pm
Second Best Nominated Song performance of the night (and my personal fav) - The Weeknd with 'Earned It' from 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.

2:14pm
"Please welcome next year's host, Kevin Hart" Cameraman, it's time to lower the cameras and mics... Coz he's short.

2:12pm
And the Oscar for BEST ANIMATED FEATURE goes to... INSIDE OUT.

Conspiracy! Pixar characters just announced a Pixar film as the winner. ... JK.

2:11pm
It's Buzz and Woody!! Sort of. That's SO NOT Tom Hanks and Tim Allen's voice. What gives, Oscars!?

2:10pm
Is it just me or are the Oscar statues looking particularly shiny tonight and more rose gold than gold gold?

2:09pm
Pixar didn't win an Animation category. I don't understand. Was there a typo on the winners card?

2:08pm
And the Oscar goes to... BEAR STORY.

2:08pm
The Minions, yes, THE Minions are "on" stage to present BEST ANIMATED SHORT. Ha! I get it, because they're animated and short.

2:07pm
Chris Rock is about to have his own Ellen 'pizza' moment with Girl Scout cookie. I'll take cookies over pizza any day.

2:01pm
A Star Wars themed 'Coming Up' scroll. Love it!

2:00pm
It's the Star Wars drones!!! All three of them!

2:00pm
Olivia Munn and (my future husband) Jason Segel. They hosted the Sci-Tech awards a few weeks ago, so here are some "highlights". FYI: Olivia predicted it, August 27th is the day the Robots take over. Suck it James Cameron, you got it wrong. Way wrong. 1997!? What were you thinking!?

1:58pm
The nerds are speaking, cue audience shot of guy looking really bored. Rude!

1:57pm
And the Oscar goes to... EX MACHINA - Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett.

1:55pm
Actor and Performance Capture Artist, who has NEVER been nominated for an Oscar (What!?). He played an Ape! Convincingly! Anyway, he's presenting BEST VISUAL EFFECTS.

1:53pm
And the Oscar goes to... MAD MAX: FURY ROAD - Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff & Ben Osmo. SIX and counting.

1:51pm
Next up: BEST SOUND MIXING.

1:51pm
The Aussies are loud and they are proud!

1:50pm
First F-bomb of the night - by a sound editor. Makes sense.

1:50pm
And the Oscar goes to... MAD MAX: FURY ROAD - Mark Mangini & David White. That's FIVE for Mad Max now.

1:48pm
Chadwick 'Black Panther' Boseman and Chris 'Captain America' Evans present BEST SOUND EDITING.

1:47pm
Umm, was that a mistake?

1:43pm
Where they honour... Jack BLACK??

1:43pm
Black History Month Minute film reel. Oh my.

1:41pm
And the Oscar goes to MAD MAX: FURY ROAD - Margaret Sixel (yes, a woman! And the director's wife)

1:40pm
Piryanka Chopra and Liev Schreiber (FYI, Pornstache's brother) present BEST EDITING.

1:38pm
And the Oscar goes to... THE REVENANT - Emmanuel Lubezki. First for Best Picture front-runner The Revenant. Sorry Mad Max.

1:36pm
Nominee (a loser for tonight) Rachel McAdams and (should be nominee) Michael B Jordan present BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY.

1:35pm
So many films this year are based on true stories and real people, some of them in the audience tonight.

1:30pm
And Mad Max: Fury Road.

1:30pm
Umm.. was that a guy in a bear costume?

1:29pm
Benicio Del Toro and Jennifer Garner present the next in our Best Picture nominees - The Revenant.

1:27pm
And the Oscar goes to... MAD MAX: FURY ROAD - Lesley Vanderwalt, Elke Wardega & Damian Martin. That's a hat-trick for Mad Max now.

1:26pm
The Suicide Squad is on the house! (Sorry Tay Tay). Margot Robbie and Jarred Leto swan onto the stage to present BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING.

1:24pm
And the Oscar goes to...MAD MAX: FURY ROAD - Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson. That's TWO for Mad Max. Is Best Picture in their future?

1:23pm
Steve Carrell and Tina Fey are on another date night... I mean they're here to present BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN. Apologies, Tina has been drinking.

1:21pm
Screw the stars, I alway love to see what the Costume Designers are wearing and Jenny Beavan is not a disappointment. Rock it girrrrl.

1:20pm
And the Oscar goes to... MAD MAX: FURY ROAD - Jenny Beavan. First win of the night for Mad Max. How many more to go?

1:20pm
Cate Blanchett graces the stage (channeling Elsa from Frozen) to present BEST COSTUME DESIGN. Note: 2 of the nominees are the same damn person.

1:14pm
Now she really is the 'Belle' of the ball. The hair, the dress, there's no mistaking the similarities to Belle from 'Beauty and the Beast'.

1:13pm
Alicia is the female Kevin Hart - she's in everything! When she was nominated I bet she had to ask 'For which movie?'

1:12pm
And the Oscar goes to... ALICIA VIKANDER (The Danish Girl)

1:10pm
Last year's Best Supporting Actor JK Simmons steps on stage to present Best Supporting Actress. Kate or Alicia? Kate or Alicia?

1:08pm
And 'The Big Short'.

1:08pm
Kerry Washington (OMG a black person!) and Henry "Superman" Cavill introduce 'The Martian' as the first of the Best Picture nominees.

1:07pm
I think Chris just called Sam Smith, George Michael.

1:04pm
Our first Best Original Song performance of the night: Sam Smith singing 'Writing's on the Wall' from 'Spectre'.

1:01pm
Oh dear god, the Oscars have allowed Sarah Silverman to take the stage. Brace yourselves world. Censors at the ready.

1:00pm
It's Whoopi! ...and Leslie Jones ... and Tracy Morgan ... Chris Rock.

12:59pm
Chris Rock is back and still talking about #oscarssowhite

12:54pm
First political speech of the night thanks to Adam McKay.

12:53pm
Damn, Adam McKay is TALL!

12:53pm
And the Oscar goes to... THE BIG SHORT - Charles Randolph and Adam McKay.

12:50pm
Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe (first Aussie of the night) hit the stage to present Best Adapted Screenplay. Wait, how many Oscars do they have between the two of them? Not even they seem to know. Oh witty banter, how I love ye.

12:49pm
This is the first appearance of the 'Thank You' crawl. I see the point but god it looks terrible. And what happens... Josh and Tom start listing names. Cue the music.

12:47pm
And the Oscar goes to...SPOTLIGHT - Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy.

12:45pm
Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron present together in an awards order shake up. Up first: BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY.

12:44pm
George Clooney wearing a lime green tux with a swan hanging out the butt. Everyone just picture that for a second.

12:42pm
And calls 'Creed', 'Black Rocky'.

12:41pm
Chris defines "Hollywood racism" as Sorority racist.

12:40pm
Chris suggests a 'Black' category and questions why Actor and Actress is separated. It's not track and field. Good point Chris.

12:38pm
Chris takes a swipe at Jada and Will Smith. It's official, no one is safe in Mr Rock's hands.

12:37pm
Oops. Bad shot #1. Wake up Mr Director, we're only 5 mins in. There's still 5 and a half hours to go.

12:36pm
The last thing Chris needs is to lose another job to Kevin Hart. Ha! It's funny because Kevin is in everything. Seriously... everything.

12:34pm
Race joke #2 - and only 60 seconds in. Nice!

12:34pm
Race joke #1

12:33pm
Magic Mike, Fifty Shade of Grey and Ted, all featured in the opening montage. Never thought I'd see the day..at the Oscars at least.

12:32pm
And the movie montage commences with BB-8 revealing an Oscar.

12:30pm
SHOWTIME! Please welcome your host for the 88th Annual Academy Awards... Chris Rock!

12:17pm
5 minutes until the most controversial Oscars on record. So naturally it will be hosted by Chris Rock. He's not exactly a song and dance man but he can deliver an acerbic line like nobody else. Can't wait!

12:05pm
Less than 30 minutes to go until the 88th annual Academy Awards. Go Leo!

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