Oscars - 88th Academy Awards - winning films reviewed by IssuesEtc
The 88th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honouring the best films of 2015, were largely overshadowed by questions of Hollywood racism. The host of the ceremony was Chris Rock, an African American Comedian. His scathing opening monologue worked not to guilt Hollywood into change but rather to shame them into change. Missed the monologue? Take a look.
The rest of this post details Oscar Winning films that were reviewed by Pr. Ted Giese and were featured on the Lutheran radio programme IssuesEtc. Not every Oscar winning film of the past year were reviewed by Giese and Wilken. Curious to see what Lutherans think about these Oscar winning films and other films? Follow the links in this post and listen here for audio of radio interviews about films from a Christian perspective with Pastors Ted Giese and Todd Wilken on IssuesEtc.org where Christianity meets culture.
Best Picture - Spotlight - Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, and Blye Pagon Faust
Best Original Screenplay - Spotlight – Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer
Best Director - Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant
Best Actor - Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant as Hugh Glass
Best Cinematography - The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki
Bridge of Spies
Best Supporting Actor - Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies as Rudolf Abel
Best Original Song - "Writing's on the Wall" from Spectre – Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith
Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Sound Editing - Mad Max: Fury Road – Mark A. Mangini and David White
Best Sound Mixing - Mad Max: Fury Road – Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff, and Ben Osmo
Best Production Design - Mad Max: Fury Road – Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson
Best Makeup and Hairstyling - Mad Max: Fury Road – Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega, and Damian Martin
Best Costume Design - Mad Max: Fury Road – Jenny Beavan
Best Film Editing - Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel
Rev. Ted Giese is associate pastor of Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada; a contributor to The Canadian Lutheran and Reporter; and movie reviewer for the “Issues, Etc.” radio program. Follow Pastor Giese on Twitter @RevTedGiese. Check out our Movie Review Index!