The 88th Academy Awards is being be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. the ceremony televised live by the ABC Television Network . The Oscar® presentation is also being televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. The presenters and performers, including past Oscar winners and nominees are Benicio Del Toro, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Ryan Gosling, Kevin Hart, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Charlize Theron, Jacob Tremblay, The Weeknd and Pharrell Williams to name a few. he presenters and performers, including past Oscar winners and nominees are Benicio Del Toro, Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Ryan Gosling, Kevin Hart, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, Charlize Theron, Jacob Tremblay, The Weeknd and Pharrell Williams to name a few.
The awards are hosted by Chris Rock.
For the category of Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song) The nominees included:
“Earned It” from “Fifty Shades of Grey”
Music and Lyric by Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio
“Manta Ray” from “Racing Extinction”
Music by J. Ralph and Lyric by Antony Hegarty
“Simple Song #3” from “Youth”
Music and Lyric by David Lang
“Til It Happens To You” from “The Hunting Ground”
Music and Lyric by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga
“Writing’s On The Wall” from “Spectre”
Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith
The winner of the cateogory was Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith for “Writing’s On The Wall
” from the movie “Spectre”.
Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes accepted the award. Smith spoke and said”
“I actually can’t breathe right now, oh my gosh. Thank you to this man here, Jimmy Napes. To all the nominees, you’re incredible. Gaga, you’re incredible. I read an article a few months ago by Sir Ian McKellen and he said that no openly gay man had ever won an Oscar, and if this is the case, even if it isn’t the case, I want to dedicate this to the LGBT community all around the world. I stand here, I stand here tonight as a proud gay man and I hope we can all stand together as equals one day. Thanks”