Oscars 2016 Voting Closes

Oscars 2016 Voting Closes
Dolby Theatre, formerly Kodak Theatre, Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA. Adam Fagen / Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 2.0

Polls for the 88th annual Academy Awards, which acknowledges excellence in cinematic achievements in the film industry, have officially closed. And on Sunday, February 28 at 8:30 p.m. EST, the winners will be revealed on the Dolby Theatre stage.


The Oscars are different from all of the other awards shows like BAFTA, DGA or SAG, as they use a preferential ballot to be the decisive factor for the winners.

Among the stars scheduled to appear at the 88th annual Academy Awards include director, producer and writer J.J. Abrams, English actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, and actor of the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Henry Cavill.

Previous winners like John Legend and Morgan Freeman are slated to present at the Oscars 2016, while the Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl will perform.

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David Hill and Reginald Hudlin, 2016 Oscar producers, said in a statement, “We’re thrilled to be joined by a movie icon, a filmmaking dynamo, a larger than life action hero, a master of satire and two world renowned music power-hitters. The Oscars 2016 reflects a commitment to showcase cinematic contributions from a variety of genres and this latest list of presenters reflects just that.”

Forty-seven celebrities are slated to light up the stage during Oscars 2016, while Chris Rock will be hosting the event.

Lady Gaga will be making her Oscars comeback and will be performing her Best Original Song nominee “Til It Happens to You” from the motion picture “The Hunting Ground.”

The nominees for Best Pictures are The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Room, and Spotlight.