The Oscars had a star-studded line up. Winners include “Spotlight” for Best Picture, Leonardo DiCaprio for Actor in a Leading Role, and Brie Larson for Actress in a Leading Role. There were moments that stood out for the night and TiVo released the top five moments from last night’s Oscars award show.
1. Chris Rock
Chris Rock introduced a segment that comically placed African American actors in re-worked scenes from each of the nominated movies. By the end of the segment, Rock introduced Stacey Dash (Fox news contributor and outspoken critic of the boycott of the Oscars and who has also questioned the need for Black History Month and the BET Network) as the “new director of our minority outreach program.” Dash wished the audience “Happy Black History Month.”
2. Steve Carell and Tina Fey
He played a straight man to Tina Fey when the duo took the stage to present the award for production design. While Carell described sets with specific details such as “production designers take us to beautiful new worlds,” Fey described vagaries like “the thing where a bear lives.” Afterword, Carell said “Tina has been drinking. But that should not take away from the beautiful work from this year’s nominees for the best production design.”
3. Kevin Hart
He introduced The Weeknd. He first took a moment to acknowledge the actors and actresses of color that were not nominated this year. He said, “I just want to take a second to get something off my chest. First and foremost, I’m a positive guy, I feed off positive energy, I feel like positive overall beats negative. At the end of the day we love what we do, we’re breaking major ground doing it. These problems of today will eventually become problems of the old. Let’s not let this negative issue of diversity beat us, let’s continue to do what we do best. With that being said, congratulations on an amazing year.” He continued by joking about still not getting a seat in the front row and also said, “But that’s okay, I have a suit with shiny stuff on it.”
4. The Revenant
After showing the audience a clip from the nominated film “The Revenant”, cameras panned to the crowd who was applauding including someone who was dressed in a bear costume. However, in spite of the audience’s amusement, there was one person who was not, and that was Leonardo DiCaprio.
5. Chris Rock introduced the people who inspired the film Joy
Joy Mangano, the Boston Globe reporter Michael Rezendes from Spotlight and from Straight Outta Compton, the real Suge Knight. The camera showed a man dressed in an orange jumpsuit and straightjacket accompanied by police on either side.
The analysis from TiVo Research Academy was prepared using aggregated, anonymous, second-by-second audience measurement data from approximately 30,000 anonymous households out of a daily sample of 350,000 subscribers to the TiVo service. The most engaging moments were determined by looking for program content with the biggest bump in viewership relative to the surrounding 15 minutes of programming.