We watched the Oscar show and enjoyed it a lot
February 29, 2016 10:54am CST
The only nominated movie that we had seen at a theater won best picture. I recall hoping that "Spotlight" would win best picture when we saw it. It tells an important story of the Catholic church covering up a long history of child abuse by "celibate" priests. The reporters who broke the story worked closely with the film makers . It is a gripping film and one that deserved the award. The highlight of the entertainment aspect was Lady Gaga accompanying herself on piano singing a nominated song from a film called "the Hunting Ground." The song, "Til it happens to you" was about sexual abuse survivors. She was joined onstage by about 100 survivors at the end of the song. There was a long standing ovation and many teary eyes, including some at my house.
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• United States
1 Mar 16
I don't understand why they are so upset the President of the academy is a beautiful smart non-prejudice black skinned woman who is simply giving credit to talent where it is deserved and due, if a black person did not get nominated I don't believe it was because of unfair voting practice but rather unappealing mass viewer audience appeal @JamesHxstatic
• Boise, Idaho
29 Feb 16
I enjoyed watching the Oscars also. I am glad such a valuable film got the Oscar. Glad that Leonardo got the Oscar too. I saw that Madd Max got it for so many things. I haven't seen any of these but have made a list. Hope to see them at some point.
• Eugene, Oregon
29 Feb 16
Madd Max seemed to get a lot of technical awards. It is not one I want to see though, due to the extreme violence. I saw the very first one and liked it but that was enough for me. I am really anxious to see Bridge of Spies.
• Guangzhou, China
1 Mar 16
I didn't watch it because of the different time zone and I had to work here. But I think I have read a lot of news about it and I also watched a bit from the TV news. It is a big event. Finally Leo won the best actor and he has waited for it for 22 years.