Oscars 2016: What to expect on February 28

The world is waiting with baited breath for this coming weekend, when the 88th Academy Awards Ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honor the best films of 2015. Baroque Lifestyle has all the details


Who is presenting?

The Oscars 2016, which will be hosted by Chris Rock, will be aired live on Sunday 28 February on ABC. The list of presenters is a long one, and keeps on being updated, but at the time of going online, it already included some of our favorite stars, such as, in alphabetical order:

Patricia Arquette, Cate Blanchett, Emily Blunt, Steve Carell, Sacha Baron Cohen, Russel Crowe, Chris Evans, Tina Fey, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Garner, Whoopi Goldberg, Ryan Gosling, Lady Gaga, John Legend, Julianne Moore, Olivia Munn, Eddie Redmayne, Charlize Theron, Sofia Vergara, Pharrell Williams and Reese Witherspoon.

There have already been four rounds of announcements regarding who is performing and who is presenting.


The Oscars Red Carpet

The Oscars Red Carpet

When is it all happening?

Whether you’re attending this fabulous event, or watching it live on TV, here are all the details for you:

Date: February 28, 2016

Address: Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood

Red Carpet opens: 7pm Eastern Time|4pm Pacific Time

Ceremony starts: 8:30pm Eastern Time|5:30pm Pacific Time

The Oscar presentation will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.


Mad Max

Mad Max

How to prepare for the Big Event

You need to be Oscar savvy, and aware of who and what has been nominated for the Oscars, so here’s a full list of the movies you should see before 28 February:


The Big Short

The Revenant

The Martian

Mad Max: Fury Road

Bridge of Spies




Best Actress Nominees

Best Actress Nominees

Highlights to watch out for


Actor in a leading role:

Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”

Matt Damon, “The Martian”

Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”

Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”

Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”


Actress in a leading role

Cate Blanchett, “Carol”

Brie Larson, “Room”

Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”

Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”

Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”



Actor in a supporting role

Christian Bale, “The Big Short”

Tom Hardy, “The Revenant”

Mark Ruffalo, “Spotlight”

Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”

Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”



Actress in a supporting role

Rooney Mara, “Carol”

Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight”

Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”

Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”

Rachel McAdams, “Spotlight”


Best adapted screenplay

“The Big Short,” Charles Randolph and Adam McKay

“Brooklyn,” Nick Hornby

“Carol,” Phyllis Nagy

“The Martian,” Drew Goddard

“Room,” Emma Donoghue


Best original score

“Bridge of Spies,” Thomas Newman

“Carol,” Carter Burwell

“The Hateful Eight,” Ennio Morricone

“Sicario,” Jóhann Jóhannsson

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” John Williams


Best costume design

“Carol,” Sandy Powell

“Cinderella,” Sandy Powell

“The Danish Girl,” Paco Delgado

“Mad Max: Fury Road,” Jenny Beavan

“The Revenant,” Jacqueline West


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