Interesting Facts About Oscars 2016

Interesting Facts About Oscars 2016
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Oscars 2016 voting has already ended. The 88th annual Academy Awards will be held Sunday night. There is not much you can do but hold your breath as the Oscars 2016 countdown begins. Till then, Morning News USA brings you some interesting facts about the show.


The ceremony will begin at 8:30 p.m. California time. The guests will start arriving around 6:30 p.m. on the red carpet. In the UK, the red carpet event will be at 11:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. for the ceremony itself. The awarding will be held on February 28 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.

This year, the host is Chris Rock. He is an American comedian, actor, voice artist, director, writer and producer. He previously hosted the 77th Academy Awards in 2005 and will be returning to the same stage after 11 years. He has several movies and television series to his credit.

One burning controversy of Oscars 2016 is the alleged whitewashing issue. Most nominees of the show are white-skinned people. It is said that the awarding committee is racist and is ignoring good performances given by black people. The #OscarsSoWhite controversy is one of the most intriguing topics this year, EW reports.

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“Mad Max: Fury Road” has several nominations this year. It has nominations for Editing, Makeup and Hair, Costume Design, Sound Mixing and Editing, Production Design, Best Picture, Director, and Visual Effects. While it is expected to win most of the categories, it is not expected to win Best Director and Best Film.

The Oscars 2016 countdown has already begun. Stay tuned as we bring you more news about the show.