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Ashley’s Morning Scoop 2.29.16

Chris Rock’s daughter might be the most popular girl in the Scouts after Rock brought her and her Girl Scout troop to the Oscars and helped them sell $65, 243 worth of cookies.

Chris Rock received a lot of praise for his hosting gig at last night’s Oscars. He managed to address the lack of diversity among the nominees and celebs calling for a boycott of the awards, all while eliciting laughs from the audience.

Celebs and us regular folks alike took to Twitter to show their support for host Chris Rock:

Ellen DeGeneres: “That was really incredible.”

Rebel Wilson: , “@chrisrock yessss!!!! Good job mate!”

Chelsea Handler: “Quite possibly the best opening monologue to the Oscars.”

Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson: “I didn’t think Chris Rock would stay this long on #OscarsSoWhite. I am SO glad he is! Genius. Smart. Eloquent. Hilarious.

The Twitter account @TotalBeauty got people all fired up after posting a photo of Whoopi Goldberg showing off her tattooed shoulder with the caption, “We had no idea Oprah was tatted and we love it.” They then realized their mistake and immediately deleted the tweet, and posted an apology for their mistake.

Of course, social media and awards shows go hand in hand, and the most tweeted minute of not only last night’s show, but the Oscars in general came when Leo took home the award for Best Actor. His first win in 6 nominations. The 440,000 tweets per minute surpassed Ellen’s celeb filled selfie, almost doubling it. The next most tweeted minutes were Spotlight getting the surprise Best Picture win and Mad Max: Fury Road grabbing their 6th award.

Leonardo was definitely the fan favorite for the Best Actor win. Even Adele and Lady Gaga were on #TeamLeonardo, tweeting out their support before the awards. Leo had been nominated 6 times before nabbing last night’s win and brought his mother, Irmelyn as his date.

A little note about the actual award itself; Academy Award winners may not sell their Oscar until they first offer it to the Academy for $1. Each Oscar statue is valued at $680. The award stands 13.5 inches tall and is plated in 24-karat bronze.

Of course, almost as fun as the actual awards show itself are the parties. I saw how much it costs to attend the big shindigs, and wowza! Per couple, the cost to attend;

Vanity Fair’s Oscar party .. $119,800

Elton John’s Oscar viewing dinner and after-party … $12,900.

InStyle magazine’s Oscar viewing dinner / party … $9,980

Weinstein brothers Oscars after-party … $9,900

Check out the full list of Big winners below!

Best Original Screenplay: “Spotlight”
Best Adapted Screenplay: “The Big Short”
Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”
Best Costume Design: “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Best Production Design: “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Best Cinematography: “The Revenant”
Best Film Editing: “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Best Sound Editing: “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Best Sound Mixing: “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Best Visual Effects: “Ex Machina”
Best Animated Short Film: “Bear Story”
Best Animated Feature Film: “Inside Out”
Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”
Best Documentary Short Subject: “A Girl in the River”
Best Documentary Feature: “Amy”
Best Live Action Short Film: “Stutterer”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Son of Saul”
Best Original Score: “The Hateful Eight”
Best Original Song: “Writing’s on the Wall” (Jimmy Napes & Sam Smith from “Spectre”)
Best Director: Alejandro Iñárritu, “The Revenant”
Best Actress: Brie Larson, “Room”
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”
Best Picture: “Spotlight”



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