This Sunday with be the 87th Academy Awards better known as the Oscars. The awards are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and are voted on by their members. Through the years there have been many memorable moments on Oscar night as represented by these images.
After all the glitz and glamor of the Red Carpet, the agony and ecstasy of the Oscar awards, it’s party time for the stars. Shortly after the last awards were handed out at the 85th Academy Awards celebrities headed off to the various parties where the winners tote around their golden trophies and the losers console themselves with champagne. One of the premier parties is the Governor’s Ball at the Ray Dolby Ballroom not far from Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. This legendary party is the official ball of Oscar.
Not to be out done is the Vanity Fair magazine post Oscar party, which was the place to catch a glimpse of anyone who’s anyone. The gala, held at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angles, started with a seated dinner and as the night progressed the stars arrived.
Some would argue that documentary film deserve a place in the best picture category: A powerful portrait of real people and true stories, unraveling and revealing a mystery, unscripted. In most cases, these films bring an opporunity of hope and change, exposing the difficult truths of our society.
This year’s contenders include films about uprisings, a history of violence, women in service and a musical icon of the anti-apartheid movement.
Here’s a look at the documentaries nominated.