Written by: Sofie Sempels & Lara Meyers

The red carpet

The academy awards, better known as the Oscars, always bring along a lot of glamour and finesse. This years event took place on the 22nd of February 2016.

Looking at the oscars’ red carpet, you will not see anybody coming to the awards without having a designer dress and some very expensive jewellery. Underneath you will find the highlights present on the red carpet. Jennifer Lawrence

Here you see…. Jennifer Lawrence, stunning as always in a sheer lace Dior dress. She was nominated for a possible 4th Oscar in the category ‘Actress in a leading role’. Unfortunately for her, she could not cash out this Oscar, it was won by Brie Larson for her role in ‘Room’.

Lady Gaga, once known as a very famous pop-artist, now more known as a classy and jazzy lady, also attended the academy awards, where she performed her song magically . She now came in a pair of, very pretty, …pants. You might have thought that it was a dress, but you better look twice. No worries, she did not only fool you. Probably nobody thought pants for women at the Oscars would be acceptable, yet she rocked the look. She looked practically flawless in white pants with so much eye for detail. Pure class!

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Leonardo DiCaprio stole the show with his role in the movie ‘The Revenant’, one of the biggest winners of the evening. Thanks to this role he won, for the first time in his career, an Oscar in the category ‘Best actor in a leading role’. Not only he was very pleased to say least, all social medias sincerely exploded with, mostly, really supportive reactions.

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Highlights of the Oscars 

Nominees and winners

Being nominated for an Oscar is one of the greatest accomplishments in the acting industry. Here are some of the highlights.

‘The Revenant’, a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, was definitely one of the most nominated movies on the list. It got 12 Oscar nominations, including ‘actor in a leading role’, which Leonardo DiCaprio proudly took home. Tom Hardy was nominated for ‘best actor in a supporting role’, but sadly did not win the Oscar. The movie also took home Oscars for ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Cinematography’.

Brie Larson won ‘Best Actress in a leading role’ for her role in the movie Room, where she played a woman, named Ma, who was held captive in a small shed for seven years, who strives to create a normal life for her young son. She was up against Jennifer Lawrence, who was nominated for her role in ‘Joy’, but proudly took home her first ever Oscar.

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ took home an astounding number of Oscars, six to be exact, including ‘Best Costume Design’, ‘Best Editing’ and many more. ‘Best Documentary (feature)’ was won by the amazing documentary of Amy Winehouse’s life titled as ‘Amy’.

Musical Performances

Of course, there were some outstanding performances by four amazing artists: Sam Smith, The Weeknd, Lady Gaga and Dave Grohl.

Sam Smith performed ‘Writing’s on the Wall’ from James Bond flick Spectre. He was a bit nervous to perform, but managed to sing the song smoothly and in key. He even walked home with the Oscar for ‘best original song’.

The Weeknd’s performance of ‘Earned It’ from Fifty Shades of Grey was very elegant, though many would not describe the movie with that word. Abel Tesfaye crooned the hit single, hitting all the right notes during his performance.

Dave Grohl, the frontman of the Foo Fighters, went solo at the 2016 Oscars, performing the Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’ to soundtrack the In Memoriam segment.

Lady Gaga started her performance of ‘Til It Happens To You’ seated behind a piano dressed in all white. There were tears in her eyes. Dozens of survivors of sexual assault marched out onstage for the finale of the song, easily making this the most moving moment of the night.