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2016 Oscars: ‘Fury Road’, ‘Spotlight’, and ‘The Revenant’ Shine

88th Academy Awards, ABC

The 2016 Oscars have concluded, and among the winners were a few surprises. Mad Max: Fury Road took a lot of the early honors, while The Revenant looked to challenge the dystopian juggernaut. Top honors went to a sleeper nominee, Tom McCarthy’s SpotlightThe night was full of thrills and frills and did not disappoint viewers.

One of the biggest surprises of the night was that Matt Damon’s hit space film The Martian failed to take any honors. According to Collider“Spotlight is the lowest total-haul Best Picture winner since 1952’s The Greatest Show on Earth (which also won 2).” This year marks the 88th Academy Awards, and the 2016 Oscars was more of a platform to incite a revolution in Hollywood. Leonardo DiCaprio took opportunity to talk about climate change during his Best Actor speech, while the President of the Academy plead for more films from the industry that reflected the current state of America, in response to this year’s second helping of the #OscarsSoWhite movement. While this statement wasn’t an acceptance of guilt, it was a call for reform.

Two people won their first Oscars in 2016, Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant, and composer Ennio Morricone. You can see the full 2016 Oscars winner list below, after the break.

And The Award Goes To…

Spotlight, Anonymous Content
Taking top honors in the 2016 Oscars was ‘Spotlight’, winning Best Picture. Image: Anonymous Content

2016 Oscars: BEST PICTURE

Winner: Spotlight

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

 

2016 Oscars: BEST DIRECTOR

Winner: Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The Revenant)

Adam McKay  (The Big Short)

George Miller  (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Lenny Abrahamsson  (Room)

Tom McCarthy  (Spotlight)

 

2016 Oscars: BEST ACTRESS

Winner: Brie Larson (Room)

Cate Blanchett  (Carol)

Jennifer Lawrence (Joy)

Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)

Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)

The Revenant, Anonymous Content, Appian Way
Leo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy escape an Indian raiding party in ‘The Revenant’. Image: Anonymous Content, Appian Way

2016 Oscars: BEST ACTOR

Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)

Bryan Cranston (Trumbo)

Matt Damon (The Martian)

Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)

Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)

 

2016 Oscars: BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Winner: Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)

Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)

Rooney Mara (Carol)

Rachel McAdams (Spotlight)

Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

Bridge of Spies, Ambling Entertainment
Tom Hanks tries to trade a Russian spy for an American spy plane pilot in ‘Bridge of Spies’. Image: Amblin Entertainment

2016 Oscars: BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Winner: Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)

Christian Bale (The Big Short)

Tom Hardy (The Revenant)

Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)

Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

 

2016 Oscars: BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Winner: Spotlight

Bridge of Spies

Ex Machina

Inside Out

Straight Outta Compton

 

2016 Oscars: BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Winner: The Big Short

Brooklyn

Carol

The Martian

Room

Inside Out, Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar
‘Inside Out’ was a breath of fresh air. Image: Pixar, Walt Disney Pictures

2016 Oscars: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Winner: Inside Out

Anomalisa

Boy & the World

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Winner: Son of Saul – Hungary

Embrace of the Serpent – Colombia

Mustang – France

Theeb – Jordan

A War – Denmark

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Winner: Amy 

Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

The Hateful Eight, Double Feature Films
Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson square off in Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’. Image: Double Feature Films

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Winner: The Hateful Eight

Bridge of Spies

Carol

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Winner: “Writing’s on the Wall” from Spectre

“Earned It” from Fifty Shades of Grey

“Manta Ray” from Racing Extinction

“Simple Song #3” from Youth

“Til It Happens to You” from The Hunting Ground

 

BEST SOUND EDITING

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

BEST SOUND MIXING

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

Bridge of Spies

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Mad Max: Fury Road, Warner Bros.
‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, What a Lovely Day! Image: Warner Bros.

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Winner: Mad Max Fury Road

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

The Martian

The Revenant

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Winner: The Revenant

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

Sicario

 

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

The Revenant

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

Carol

Cinderella

The Danish Girl

The Revenant

 

BEST FILM EDITING

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

The Big Short

The Revenant

Spotlight

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Ex Machina, DNA Films
‘Ex Machina’ was a beautiful film from 2015. Image: DNA Films

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Winner: Ex Machina

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 

 

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Winner: Bear Story

Prologue

Sanjay’s Super Team

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

 

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM

Winner: Stutterer

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay

Shok

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY – SHORT SUBJECT

Winner: A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Body Team 12

Chau, Beyond the Lines

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

Last Day of Freedom

Brad Repka

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