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2016 Oscar Nominations

The 2016 Oscar Nominations were released today with many surprises and obvious contenders. “The Revenant,” which stars Leonardo DiCaprio led the nominations with 12 nominations for the 88th Academy Awards.  The nominations include Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor (DiCaprio).  This will be the fifth time that Leonardo DiCaprio is nominated for an Academy Award, with many hoping that the fifth time will be the charm.

With 10 nominations, “Mad Max: Fury Road,” directed by George Miller, was the second-most-honored film. Their nominations include Best Picture, Best Director, and Cinematography.

Sylvestor Stallone was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor in “Creed,” in which he plays the same character, Rocky Balboa. Unfortunately, Michael B. Jordan who plays the lead in “Creed” was not nominated.

As the previous year, that has been some heated debate over the fact that the award there was an absence of performers of color. All 20 of the acting nominees are white. Once again, #OscarsSoWhite was trending on social media. “Straight Outta Compton” was nominated for Best Original Screenplay but not for any other category which many thought it might be nominated for best picture.


The Oscars will be held February 28 at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. Chris Rock will host.


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Oscar Nominees Luncheon

The 36th Oscar nominee luncheon took place on Monday.
The 36th Oscar nominee luncheon took place on Monday.

Oscar nominees gathered together on Monday for a luncheon hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ board of governors. The 33rd annual Oscar nominees luncheon took place in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton and saw celebrities like Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Sandra Bullock and Spike Jonze. The vast majority of 2013 Oscar nominees were in attendance, and the stars all came together to pose for a “class photo” before collecting their nominee certificate and a gift bag. Yes, even celebrities like getting swag bags, and theirs included an “Oscar Nominee” sweatshirt.

Neil Meron and Craig Zadan will be producing the Oscars telecast for the second year in a row, and they took some time during the event to congratulate Ellen DeGeneres for returning as host (she hosted for the first time in 2007) and to remind nominees that if they win the award, they only have 45 seconds to give their speech. They also shared that the theme for the night will be “movie heroes,” which isn’t limited to only onscreen, and will be acknowledge those behind the scenes as well.

The 86th Oscars will take place on Sunday, March 2.

Read the full story at The Hollywood Reporter.

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Oscars Outdoors 2013

Oscars Outdoors

The 2013 Oscars Outdoors summer series kicks off with a special KCRW Matt’s Moviesscreening of Joss Whedon’s “Much Ado about Nothing” and a special advance screening of “Twenty Feet from Stardom.” The weekend Oscars Outdoors slate includes California-centric titles and films with international locales from Paris and India to Neverland and Skull Island.

Oscars Outdoors 2013


On sale starting May 22 online and by mail to the Academy Box Office.
Tickets to each screening are $5 for the public; free for children 10 years and younger; and $3 for Academy members and students with ID.
Seating is unreserved.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
Screenings begin at sunset.