Ever wondered how the Oscars got its name? An Academy executive director Margaret Herrick noted that the statue for the Academy Awards ceremony looked like her uncle Oscar. About 40 million people are predicted to tune in this Sunday the 28th to watch the glorious ceremony commemorating their favorite actors and actresses on their achieving roles.
Chris Rock is no Nick Misukanis, but he will be the host for the 2016 Oscars. For the Oscars this year the prominent categories of Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Leading Role have some big names running against each other. For Best Actor in a Leading Role, the nominees are Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Fassbender, and Eddie Redmayne. For Best Actress in a Leading Role, the nominees are Cate Blanchett, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlotte Rampling, and Saoirse Ronan. Many people are in suspense on whether or not Leonardo DiCaprio will win this year. DiCaprio has had four nominations for Best Actor and hasn’t won one yet. And despite the never-ending Internet memes and jokes about Leo’s tragic losses, sincerely we hope he wins, but if he doesn’t that just means another year of endless memes and jokes. In the end, you will just have to turn on the television and tune in to ABC at 8:30 p.m. Sunday February 28th to see who the winners of this year’s Oscars will be!
If you want to read up more about the Oscars and the nominees, check out the links below!
Oscars Official Website
Oscars 2016: 12 Major Nomination Snubs (Rolling Stone)
Best Picture Race Brings Chaos to the Oscars (USA Today)
American Film Institute Website
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