History YMMV / AcademyAward

25th Jun '16 5:04:39 PM Eagal
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* PanderingToTheBase: After two years in a row in 2015 and 2016 where all twenty nominated actors were white, resulting in serious calls for non-white actors to boycott the awards entirely, the Academy board began a serious re-evaluation of their nominating process based around getting non-white creators an equal consideration. They also gave their full support to Chris Rock substantially re-writing his material as host to reference the controversy.

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* PanderingToTheBase: After two years in a row in 2015 and 2016 where all twenty nominated actors were white, resulting in serious calls for non-white actors to boycott the awards entirely, the Academy board began a serious re-evaluation of their nominating process based around getting non-white creators an equal more consideration. They also gave their full support to Chris Rock substantially re-writing his material as host to reference the controversy.
25th Jun '16 5:02:31 PM Eagal
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** There ''will'' be uproars when people feels that a winner in a certain category didn't deserve it the most.

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** There ''will'' be uproars when people feels feel that a winner in a certain category didn't deserve it the most.
12th Mar '16 9:33:33 PM JamesAustin
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** ''Film/{{Spotlight}}'' was in anything but its title during the 2016 ceremony, as white it won Best Picture, all everyone was talking about was one Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] ''finally'' winning his first Oscar, the OutOfTheGhetto ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' becoming the film with the most wins (with six), and to a lesser extent, Lady Gaga's performance.

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** ''Film/{{Spotlight}}'' was in anything but its title during the 2016 ceremony, as white it won while some considered that the film winning Best Picture, Picture was an upset, all everyone was talking about was one Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] ''finally'' winning his first Oscar, the OutOfTheGhetto ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' becoming the film with the most wins (with six), and to a lesser extent, Lady Gaga's performance.
12th Mar '16 9:32:41 PM JamesAustin
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** ''Film/{{Spotlight}}'' was in anything but its title during the 2016 ceremony, as white it won Best Picture (in what some even considered an upset), all everyone was talking about was one Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] ''finally'' winning his first Oscar, the OutOfTheGhetto ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' becoming the film with the most wins (with six), and to a lesser extent, Lady Gaga's performance.

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** ''Film/{{Spotlight}}'' was in anything but its title during the 2016 ceremony, as white it won Best Picture (in what some even considered an upset), Picture, all everyone was talking about was one Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] ''finally'' winning his first Oscar, the OutOfTheGhetto ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' becoming the film with the most wins (with six), and to a lesser extent, Lady Gaga's performance.
12th Mar '16 9:29:32 PM JamesAustin
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** The 2015 Awards got one in the announcement of the nominees, with the cinematographer for ''Mr. Turner'' Dick Pope's name being mispronounced as "Dick Poop."



** The 2015 Awards got one in the announcement of the nominees, with the cinematographer for ''Mr. Turner'' Dick Pope's name being mispronounced as "Dick Poop."



** ''Film/{{Spotlight}}'' was in anything but its title during the 2016 ceremony, as all everyone was talking about was one Leonardo Wilhelm [=DiCaprio=] ''finally'' winning his first Oscar, and to a lesser extent, Lady Gaga's performance.

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** ''Film/{{Spotlight}}'' was in anything but its title during the 2016 ceremony, as white it won Best Picture (in what some even considered an upset), all everyone was talking about was one Leonardo Wilhelm [=DiCaprio=] ''finally'' winning his first Oscar, the OutOfTheGhetto ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' becoming the film with the most wins (with six), and to a lesser extent, Lady Gaga's performance.



** The ''In Memoriam'' montage, which features actors who have died that year, making a rare real life example of a ReallyDeadMontage. It doesn't it help that singers such as Queen Latifah, Esperanza Spalding, and Bette Midler have performed during or after the montage.

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** The ''In Memoriam'' montage, which features actors who have died that year, making it a rare real life example of a ReallyDeadMontage. It doesn't it help that singers such as Queen Latifah, Esperanza Spalding, and Bette Midler have performed during or after the montage.
3rd Mar '16 4:38:31 PM Eagal
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* InternetBackdraft: The 2015 and especially the 2016 ceremonies faced immense criticism for the lack of diverse (especially African-American) nominees. Eventually faced with a losing PR battle and people finally being fed up and not accepting the "merit" argument (which awards should never be given based on), the Academy announced the implementation of policies designed to bring in more diverse voices.

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* InternetBackdraft: The 2015 and especially the 2016 ceremonies faced immense criticism for the lack of diverse (especially African-American) nominees. Eventually faced with a losing PR battle and people finally being fed up and not accepting the "merit" argument (which awards should never be given based on), severe public backlash, the Academy announced the implementation of policies designed to bring in more diverse voices.
3rd Mar '16 4:36:16 PM Eagal
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* {{Anvilicious}}: The general opinion about actors making sociopolitical speeches at the Academy podium. Though depending on the situation, it can also move into SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped. The 2016 broadcast finally embraces this, as a result of the diversity issue.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: The general opinion about actors making sociopolitical speeches at the Academy podium. Though depending on the situation, it can also move into SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped. The 2016 broadcast finally embraces this, as a result of the diversity issue.
29th Feb '16 5:00:56 PM LaptopGuy
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** ''Film/{{Spotlight}}'' was in anything but its title during the 2016 ceremony, as all everyone was talking about was one Leonardo Wilhelm [=DiCaprio=] ''finally'' winning his first Oscar, and to a lesser extent, Lady Gaga's performance.
29th Feb '16 7:00:02 AM JamesAustin
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* {{Anvilicious}}: The general opinion about actors making sociopolitical speeches at the Academy podium. Though depending on the situation, it can also move into SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped. The 2016 broadcast finally embraces this, as a result of the diversity issue, and it's possibly the preachiest show yet.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: The general opinion about actors making sociopolitical speeches at the Academy podium. Though depending on the situation, it can also move into SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped. The 2016 broadcast finally embraces this, as a result of the diversity issue, and it's possibly the preachiest show yet.issue.



** Some of the competitive awards are also seen at times to reward prior roles rather than the film in question. The case of Creator/MartinScorsese winning for Film/TheDeparted and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio winning for Film/TheRevenant are recent examples, but other instances include Creator/HenryFonda finally winning an Oscar for ''On Golden Pond'' after five decades of critically acclaimed work with several great film-makers.

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** Some of the competitive awards are also seen at times to reward prior roles rather than the film in question. The case of Creator/MartinScorsese winning for Film/TheDeparted ''Film/TheDeparted'' and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio winning for Film/TheRevenant ''Film/TheRevenant'' are recent examples, but other instances include Creator/HenryFonda finally winning an Oscar for ''On Golden Pond'' after five decades of critically acclaimed work with several great film-makers.



** Jokes about Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio [[AwardSnub not winning an Oscar]] would always appear during awards season. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome That is until]] '''he finally won''' it in 2016 for the ''Film/TheRevenant''!

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** Jokes about Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio [[AwardSnub not winning an Oscar]] would always appear during awards season. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome That is until]] '''he until '''[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome he finally won''' won]]''' it in 2016 for the ''Film/TheRevenant''!



** One of the reasons that Holly Hunter's Best Actress victory in ''Film/ThePiano'' in 1994 has been forgotten over time is because Anna Paquin's win for Best Supporting Actress is the one people remember.



** One of the reasons that Holly Hunter's Best Actress victory in ''Film/ThePiano'' has been forgotten over time is because Anna Paquin's win for Best Supporting Actress is the one people remember.



** The '''[[ReallyDeadMontage In Memoriam montage]]''', which features actors who have died that year. It doesn't it help that singers such as Queen Latifah, Esperanza Spalding, and Bette Midler have performed during or after the montage.

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** The '''[[ReallyDeadMontage In Memoriam montage]]''', ''In Memoriam'' montage, which features actors who have died that year.year, making a rare real life example of a ReallyDeadMontage. It doesn't it help that singers such as Queen Latifah, Esperanza Spalding, and Bette Midler have performed during or after the montage.



* UncertainAudience: A problem with the Academy Awards in general, especially in recent times where few people, as acknowledged in a Chris Rock segment in the 2016 show, are even ''aware'' of the films being nominated. On one hand, the Academy isn't entirely committed to independent, serious, arthouse films (as evidenced by the constant AwardSnub) but on the other hand it's not committed to the blockbuster films that comprise most of Hollywood productions and make most of the money for the studios. The categories once comprised of films that people had seen and talked about, but these days the joke is that most recent Best Picture winners (barring Film/TheDeparted) are forgettable and disposable OscarBait.
* VindicatedByHistory: In his day and afterwards, Creator/MarlonBrando was criticized for rejecting the Oscar for Film/TheGodfather and sending Sacheen Littlefeather to the podium and denounce the Academy for their depictions of Native Americans. In the wake of the ''[[EngineeredHashtag Oscars So White]]'' controversy, it's seen more positively.

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* UncertainAudience: A problem with the Academy Awards in general, especially in recent times where few people, as acknowledged in a Chris Rock segment in the 2016 show, are even ''aware'' of the films being nominated. On one hand, the Academy isn't entirely committed to independent, serious, arthouse films (as evidenced by the constant AwardSnub) but on the other hand it's not committed to the blockbuster films that comprise most of Hollywood productions and make most of the money for the studios. The categories once comprised of films that people had seen and talked about, but these days the joke is that most recent Best Picture winners (barring Film/TheDeparted) ''Film/TheDeparted'') are forgettable and disposable OscarBait.
* VindicatedByHistory: In his day and afterwards, Creator/MarlonBrando was criticized for rejecting the Oscar for Film/TheGodfather ''Film/TheGodfather'' and sending Sacheen Littlefeather to the podium and denounce the Academy for their depictions of Native Americans. In the wake of the ''[[EngineeredHashtag "[[EngineeredHashtag Oscars So White]]'' White]]" controversy, it's seen more positively.
29th Feb '16 1:41:40 AM JulianLapostat
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* UncertainAudience: A problem with the Academy Awards ceremony in general, especially in recent times where people note that

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* UncertainAudience: A problem with the Academy Awards ceremony in general, especially in recent times where few people, as acknowledged in a Chris Rock segment in the 2016 show, are even ''aware'' of the films being nominated. On one hand, the Academy isn't entirely committed to independent, serious, arthouse films (as evidenced by the constant AwardSnub) but on the other hand it's not committed to the blockbuster films that comprise most of Hollywood productions and make most of the money for the studios. The categories once comprised of films that people note had seen and talked about, but these days the joke is that most recent Best Picture winners (barring Film/TheDeparted) are forgettable and disposable OscarBait.
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