We watched the Oscar show and enjoyed it a lot

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Eugene, Oregon
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
29 Feb 16
Yes, her performance was indeed moving and all in all I enjoyed watching the whole show
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• United States
1 Mar 16
I enjoyed the show too even with Chris Rock who could not get off the racial stuff . . .
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• Eugene, Oregon
1 Mar 16
@enlightenedpsych2 There was a reason for that in this second year or all white nominees.
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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
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@celticeagle (118553)
• 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.
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• 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.
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@celticeagle (118553)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Feb 16
@JamesHxstatic .... Yes, for make up and technical effects. Good for my grandson maybe but not me.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25893)
• United States
29 Feb 16
I wanted to watch it, but didn't get to.
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@amadeo (67568)
• United States
29 Feb 16
I was so glad that Spotlight won and deserved it.Yes,Lady Gaga just about stole the show.
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@PatZAnthony (12772)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
1 Mar 16
Did not see that-but heard several people saying they how much they enjoyed it.
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@mom210 (6788)
• Atlanta, Georgia
1 Mar 16
We do not go to the movies much we end up watching most of the shows after they leave the theater, it is so expensive for a large family. I seldom watch any of the awards shows though.
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@youless (92252)
• 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.
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@JudyEv (125651)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Mar 16
That would have been a very emotional performance. I must see if it's on YouTube or somewhere.
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• United States
29 Feb 16
I am glad the movie made Best Picture and yes it will be one of the movies I will check to see on cable cause I am interested . . .
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@RasmaSandra (18444)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
29 Feb 16
@JamesHiggins ever since I no longer followed the latest movies and don't know all the actors I haven't followed the Oscars. However I will try to catch Lady Gaga's performance on YouTube and some of the highlights.
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@MALUSE (41175)
• Germany
29 Feb 16
Glad to read that you enjoyed the show. I've never watched an Oscar ceremony. It doesn't take place at a good time for Europeans.
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• United States
1 Mar 16
She is a real talent. I am glad she has toned down her appearance on stage. It distracted from the fact that she has a great voice and is a real gift.