It was a night of mixed emotions at The 88th Academy Awards ceremony. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), handed out their yearly honours at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California and there were some surprises to be had.
The ceremony was once again hosted by Chris Rock, who spoke about the current diversity issue engulfing Hollywood.
Mad Max: Fury Road walked away with 6 Oscars, Leonardo DiCaprio made sure The Revenant was well represented, as the film walked away with Best Actor and Alejandro González Iñárritu took Best Director, whilst Spotlight surprisingly took home the Best Picture award. Brie Larson was the favourite going in and she won the Best Actress gong. But Alicia Vikander surprised the bookies, winning the Best Supporting Actress award.
The Brits did well too with Mark Rylance picking up Best Supporting Actor for Bridge of Spies and Sam Smith, who walked away with the Best Song for his Spectre theme The Writing’s on the Wall.
Despite nominations, there was no love for Brooklyn, Carol, Creed, The Martian, Sicario, Steve Jobs and the biggest film of all time; Star Wars: The Force Awakens, who were all in contention but went home empty-handed.
As the awards season draws to a close, it proves that 2015 was another stand-out year for motion pictures.
Here are the complete winners of the 88th Academy Awards
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
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