Sunday, February 28, 2016

Oscars: What is expected of the ceremony – Le Parisien

non exhaustive review of what he must not miss the biggest night of American cinema.


The controversy is not less swollen. Chris Rock he will swing hooks and uppercuts or simply some harmless jokes to avoid offending too many studio bosses? The actor and comedian black who will present the evening is expected to turn on the burning issue of diversity in Hollywood. The venerable Academy Awards is indeed under fire from critics for not having nominated that white actors for the second straight year. Big names like director Spike Lee or the couple of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith will boycott the ceremony

Friday, Chris Rock made a direct allusion to the controversy with a tweet:. A screen blurred black and white with the word-pound #blackout. A pun meaning both “Blacks are out” and … “Blacks are absent.”

An Oscar for Leo

Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays legendary trapper in “the Revenant”, can certainly not count your chickens before they hatch … But after four unsuccessful nominations, swimming in icy rivers and a raw buffalo liver devoured with gusto, the odds are unanimous: this time, the Oscar is for him. If any of its rivals, however, managed to surprise, to delight him the trophy, as did Bryan Cranston for “Dalton Trumbo” and Matt Damon for “The Martian” Dolby Theatre would speechless . And Leo would have to use all his acting skills to keep smiling.

The craze around Leonardo DiCaprio is such a hashtag #OscarForLeo (an Oscar Leo) was born on Twitter to support and gently tease the actor.

There is even a game, quite nice, which is especially chasing an Oscar faster than its competitors. To play it is on redcarpetrampage.

Mexicans in history

Hollywood had better watch out. Mexicans are back. The director Alejandro Inarritu and his film “The Revenant” go on leading the Oscar race with 12 nominations. If named best director for the second year in a row, he will join the club of filmmakers who managed it doubled the legendary John Ford and Joseph Mankiewicz

It would also be the third year. following a Mexican film director wins this award, the most prestigious of American cinema, after Alfonso Cuaron for “Gravity” in 2014. other filmmakers in the running for the Oscar are Adam McKay (the Big Short), George Miller ( Mad Max: Fury Road), Lenny Abrahmson (Room) and Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)

The other categories

 Other expected prices, one of the Best Picture could return in history. If “The Revenant” is sacred, it would be the first time a filmmaker sees his films crowned two years running. The film by Alejandro Inarritu will compete with “The Big Short”, “The Bridge of Spies,” “Brooklyn,” “The Martian”, “Spotlight” and “Room”.

in actresses , the competition is tough with Cate Blanchett, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lawrence, Saoirse Ronan and Charlotte Rampling. The latter is distinguished by describing the controversy over the lack of black actors in the nominations of “anti-white racism.” Already outsider to win the coveted award, the remarks could spell the end of his dreams of victory.

In the Supporting Role , Sylvester Stallone could receive his first Oscar at age 69 for “Creed: the legacy of Rocky Balboa”, where he resumed the role of legendary boxer he created there nearly forty years. A standing ovation and some tears of emotion are expected. If he has already earned a place in the Hollywood legend as one of the kings of the action film, his career seemed behind him, and Hollywood likes nothing better than a good comeback . “Sly” said humorously, if it wins a statuette through the seventh reincarnation of Rocky, his greatest pride that her daughters will recognize the “finally as an actor not just as a bad golfer.” He will be in front of him Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Mark Ruffalo and Mark Rylance.

Best Foreign Film , we will look closely the performance of the French film “Mustang” face “the serpent’s Embrace”, “the Son of Saul,” “Theeb” and “at War”.

 Lady Gaga launched by Joe Biden

The whimsical diva hitherto known for its costumes bubbles or rare steak is undergoing phase audiovisual canonization has already won an Emmy and could be enshrined in a golden statuette for the song “Til it happens to You” on the soundtrack of the documentary “the Hunting Ground”.

will she opt for a new subversive outfit or join ocean classic strapless taffeta? What we already know is that his interpretation of the title will be announced by US Vice President Joe Biden, who will take the opportunity to call for vigilance against sexual violence on college campuses, subject of the documentary.


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