Oscars: The 88th Academy Awards

There has been a huuuuuge amount of criticism of Hollywood and the academy of Arts and Sciences for the lack of diversity in its industry. Taking the biggest hit in the media for the “whitewashing” are this years Oscars for its lack of minority nominees. It is two years since the Academy nominated a black actor. Many prominent black actors are boycotting tonights’s presentations a#OscarsSoWhite has been trending on Twitter. No one points out better how ridiculous it is that “this is still a thing” than the host of “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver.

This year’s Oscar host Chris Rock has his work cut out for him. If anyone could pull this off, it’s Chris. who took to Twitter with the hashtag #blackoout and posting a static filled video

If you’re not out protesting with Al Sharpton or just boycotting by not watching, you can watch the show on ABC at 8:30 ET and find a list of all the nominees and, eventually the winners, here

I’ll be watching wearing my new sweats and blue suede sequinned pumps with a pitcher of martinis and a bowl of popcorn sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

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  1. #OscarsSoWhite

    Not that I care mind you being a child of privilege and normative in every way I don’t invent for myself, just that it’s the only night each year I indulge my inherent misogyny (hey, I have one, just not 11 inches) and judge people based solely on their appearance.

    It’s easy if you’re a guy, slap on a suit and tie and nobody knows you’re an ax murderer.

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 7:13 pm
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    An hour and a half of red carpet

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 7:14 pm
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    Dark blues for the ladies is the “in” color this year

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 9:07 pm
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    Sam Smith – Writing’s On The Wall (from Spectre)

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 9:13 pm
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    Best Supporting Actress – Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 9:16 pm
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    Catching up with the other winners so far

    WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY) : Spotlight

    WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY) The Big Shoirt

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 9:18 pm
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    Over 45 minutes into this and it’s going to be a very long night

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 9:21 pm
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    Best Costume Design – Jenny Beavan, Mad Max: Fury Road

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 9:24 pm
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    Best Production Design – Mad Max Fury Road – Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 9:28 pm
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    Makeup and Hairstyling – Mad Max: Fury Road – Lesley Vander wahl, Elka Wardega amd Damian Martin

    • BobbyK on February 28, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Might have been fun to go to the revenant, cheer for the bear, then leave.

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 9:38 pm
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    Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 9:41 pm
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    Film Editing: Margaret Sixel, Mad Max: Fury Road

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 9:49 pm
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    Sound Editing – Mark Mangini and David White, Mad Max: Fury Road

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 9:53 pm
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    Sound Mixing: Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo, Mad Max: Fury Road

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 9:56 pm
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    Visual Effects: Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett, Ex Michina

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 9:59 pm
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    The Other Oscars to the Science and Technical overachievers

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 10:01 pm
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    BB8, R2D2 & C3PO

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 10:07 pm
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    Selling GS Cookies to the audience by Chris Rock’s daughters

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 10:10 pm
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    Best Animated Short Film: Bear Story, Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 10:12 pm
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    Best Animated Feature Film: Inside Out, Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 10:17 pm
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    “Earned It” from Fifty Shades of Grey

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 10:32 pm
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    Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 10:41 pm
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    Best Documentary Short Subject: A Girl In The River: The Price Of Forgiveness, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 10:43 pm
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    Best Documentary Feature: Amy, Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 10:50 pm
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    Big moment of the night: How much money did they make selling GS cookies to the audience:

    $65, 243

    WhooHooo!!!

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 10:52 pm
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    Honorary Oscars: Gena Rowlands, Spike Lee and Debbie Reynolds

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 11:05 pm
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    Best Live Action Short Film: Stutterer, Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 11:08 pm
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    Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul, Hungary; Directed by László Nemes

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 11:14 pm
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    VP Joe Biden gets a standing ovation. Call for a pledge to stop rape. Introduces Oscar nominated song “Til It Happens To You” by Diane Warren Lady Gaga from the film “The Hunting Ground”

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 11:22 pm
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    Best Original Score: The hateful Eight, Ennio Morricone

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 11:28 pm
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    Original Song: “Writings On The Wall”, from “Spectre” Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 11:38 pm
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    Best Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 11:48 pm
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    Best Actress: Brie Larson, Room

    • TMC on February 28, 2016 at 11:56 pm
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    Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

    • TMC on February 29, 2016 at 12:00 am
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    Best Picture: Spotlight

    • TMC on February 29, 2016 at 12:03 am
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    Congratulations to all the winners

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