The 88th Annual Academy Awards are well underway and the evening’s host, Chris Rock, hasn’t even stepped onstage yet.
Today’s festivities are being held at the Dolby Theatre, just like previous years, and several actors have already been named winners before the telecast even aired.
Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands and Debbie Reynolds were all paid tribute and given their Oscar statues at the 7th Annual Governors Awards on Nov. 17, 2015.
At the time, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs released the following statement in honor of the three stars.
“The Board is proud to recognize our honorees’ remarkable contributions at this year’s Govenors Awards.”
Isaacs added that the Academy was “celebrating their achievements with the knowledge that the work they have accomplished—with passion, dedication and a desire to make a positive difference—will also enrich future generations.” And that they will!
Tinsletown’s finest are slated to attend this evening’s awards show, from Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, to Lady Gaga, Jared Letoand Michael B. Jordan, there will certainly be no shortage of star power.
So without further ago, let’s take a look at the list of winners at the 2016 Oscars:
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Debbie Reynolds
Honorary Oscar: Spike Lee
Honorary Oscar: Gena Rowlands