Oscars 2016 Date & Time: Start Time, Date & TV Channel

The 88th Academy Awards will be on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at 8:30 PM EST. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will honor the best films of 2015 by presenting awards in 24 categories. “.
There is a more attention on the Oscars than usual this year for a couple of reasons. Most obviously is the controversy surrounding the lack of nominations of black actors. The controversy has garned so much attention that the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite has been trending ever since the nominations were announced. The controversy even has it’s own section on the Wikipedia page for this year’s awards. Some actors, such as Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett, are so angry they are outright advocating for people to boycott the Oscars, but on the other hand, black actors such has Ice Cube and Whoopi Goldberg find the criticism ridiculous, and the lack of nominations is based solely on merit, not race. Ice Cube, who produced the hit biopic film Straight Outta Compton, stated that “It’s crying about not having enough icing on your cake. It’s just ridiculous.” Oscar winner and former host, Whoopi Goldberg, defended the Academy as well by saying, “The issue is not the Academy. Even if you fill the Academy with black and Latino and Asian members, if there’s no one on the screen to vote for, you’re not going to get the outcome that you want. I won once, so it can’t be that racist. I’ve been black the whole time.”

Then of course, is Leonardo Dicaprio’s pursuit of his first Best Actor award. The picture Dicaprio is nominated for, The Revenant, received the most nominations with twelve total, with Mad Max: Fury Road coming in second with ten. For the second consecutive year, a film directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu received the most nominations.

Oscars 2016 Date

Sunday, February 28, 2016

What time do the Oscars start?

8:30 PM EST, 5:30 PM PST.

Oscars TV Channel

ABC. Check your local listings to find what channel ABC is on.

Oscars 2016 Host

Chris Rock

List of  majors nominees:

Best Picture

“The Big Short”
“Bridge of Spies”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Martian”
“The Revenant”
Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, “Carol”
Brie Larson, “Room”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”
Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”
Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”
Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”
Matt Damon, “The Martian”

Best Director

Adam McKay, “The Big Short”
George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Lenny Abrahamson, “Room”
Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight”
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, “The Revenant”

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale, “The Big Short”
Tom Hardy, “The Revenant”
Mark Ruffalo, “Spotlight”
Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”
Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight”
Rooney Mara, “Carol”
Rachel McAdams, “Spotlight”
Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”
Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”

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