Oscars awards 2016 have been declared and finally after wait of years and myriad of movies that have earned cult status, Leonardo DiCaprio won himself the maiden Oscars for best actor. It is his 45th award out of 162 nominations but the very first Academy award.
He was the front runner in 2014 with The Wolf of the Wall Street but lost to Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club). Earlier he won Oscars nominations for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Aviator, Blood Diamond. There were high hopes, though, from The Revenant this year and the Mexican director, Alejandro González Iñárritu, didn’t disappoint him either.
Alejandro won Oscars for Best Director as well for The Revenant making this two in a row after he won same award for Birdman last year. Spotlight got crowned as the Best Movie while Best actress award went to Brie Larson for Room.
Mad Max : Fury Road won 6 out of the 10 nominations and almost clean swept the technical category.
Find below the list of winners of 88th Academy award –
Best Picture: Spotlight
Actor in a Lead Role: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Actress in a Lead Role: Brie Larson, Room
Directing: Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
Original Score: Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Original Song: “Writings on the Wall,” Spectre, Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith
Best Foreign Language Film: Hungary, Son of Saul
Live Action Short Film: Stutterer, Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage
Documentary Feature: Amy, Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees
Documentary Short Subject: A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Actor in a Supporting Role: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Animated Feature Film: Inside Out, Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera
Animated Short Film: Bear Story, Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala
Visual Effects: Ex Machina, Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett
Sound Mixing: Mad Max: Fury Road, Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo
Sound Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road, Mark Mangini and David White
Film Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road, Margaret Sixel
Cinematography: The Revenant, Emmanuel Lubezki
Makeup and Hairstyling: Mad Max: Fury Road, Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin
Production Design: Mad Max: Fury Road, Production Design: Colin Gibson; Set Decoration: Lisa Thompson
Costume Design: Mad Max: Fury Road, Jenny Beavan
Actress in a Supporting Role: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short, Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
Original Screenplay: Spotlight, Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Debbie Reynolds
Honorary Oscar: Spike Lee
Honorary Oscar: Gena Rowlands