Oscar Sunday: A night that many of us pop culture enthusiasts will stay up late for. While many Americans plan one Sunday a year around something very much different (The Superbowl), the rest of us clear our schedule for this annual event. I can’t say that I enjoy The Oscars more than The Grammys, but this year’s Oscars was definitely much more bearable to watch than the Grammys.
There were some important moments throughout the star studded event: Chris Rock opened the show with some heavy jokes about the lack of diversity represented in this year’s nominees: jokes that made you cringe while you laugh because they were oh so true.
Mad Max was a big winner of the night, at one point winning three awards in a row. I haven’t seen the film yet, but I will probably take the time to do so over my Spring Break.
Lady Gaga had an absolutely breathtaking, emotional performance of her Oscar nominated song “Till It Happens to You,” a song from the haunting documentary “The Hunting Ground.” Her performance left not only me, but many in the audience speechless after a number of victims appeared onstage in silence, hand in hand. Watch it here.
I personally think that she should have won the Oscar for her song, but it was sadly won by Sam Smith for “Writing On The Wall,” a song for the most recent James Bond film. Aren’t there like 85 at this point?
Brie Larson rightfully won best actress for the inspiring film “Room,” and Leonardo DiCaprio finally won best actor for “The Revenant.” I hope this means the internet will once and for all get rid of those horrible memes.
And finally, the biggest award of the night: best picture. While many were probably under the impression that “The Revenant” would win, I was hoping for “Room,” “The Big Short,” or “Spotlight.” Happily for me, “Spotlight” took home the award.
I was particularly impressed with the variety of colors seen on the red carpet: but my favorite was definitely the amount of white, surprisingly enough. Here are my picks for best dressed:
My pick for best dressed of the evening:
What did you think of the 2016 Oscars? Let me know in a comment below.