The 2016 Oscar Winners Are...

The full list of movies that took home Academy Awards gold

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the Best Actor award for 'The Revenant'
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The 88th Academy Awards are in the history books, which will (as always) lead to endless debate over the winners and the losers. This year’s Oscars was hosted by outspoken comedian Chris Rock, who kicked off the ceremony by speaking about the much-discussed diversity issues with this year’s nominees (a theme that was referenced several times throughout the evening).

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In a crowded field, the Best Picture winner was Spotlight, which also won for Best Original Screenplay. There were several highlights, including Leonardo DiCaprio’s huge smile after finally winning an Oscar after so many previous misses, Emmanuel Lubezki’s third consecutive win in Best Cinematography, Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s second consecutive Oscar for Best Director, and iconic film composer Ennio Morricone finally winning his first competitive Oscar for Best Score after a six-decade career. One of the major surprises was that Mark Rylance was awarded Best Supporting Actor for his role in Bridge of Spies instead of the heavy favorite, Sylvester Stallone for his seventh turn as Rocky Balboa in Creed. The biggest winners of the evening were the crew of Mad Max: Fury Road, which won six Oscars, all of which were in the technical categories.

Below are all the winners, with the other nominated films listed below:

Best Motion Picture of the Year - Spotlight

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant

  • Bryan Cranston in Trumbo
  • Matt Damon in The Martian
  • Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl

    Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Mark Rylance in Bridge of Spies

    • Christian Bale in The Big Short
    • Tom Hardy in The Revenant
    • Mark Ruffalo in Spotlight
    • Sylvester Stallone in Creed

    Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Brie Larson in Room

    • Cate Blanchett in Carol
    • Jennifer Lawrence in Joy
    • Charlotte Rampling in 45 Years
    • Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn

    Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Alicia Vikander in The Danish Girl

    • Jennifer Jason Leigh in The Hateful Eight
    • Rooney Mara in Carol
    • Rachel McAdams in Spotlight
    • Kate Winslet in Steve Jobs

    Achievement in Directing - The Revenant Alejandro G. Iñárritu

    • The Big Short Adam McKay
    • Mad Max: Fury Road George Miller
    • Room Lenny Abrahamson
    • Spotlight Tom McCarthy

    Best Adapted Screenplay - The Big Short Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay

    • Brooklyn Screenplay by Nick Hornby
    • Carol Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy
    • The Martian Screenplay by Drew Goddard
    • Room Screenplay by Emma Donoghue

    Best Original Screenplay - Spotlight Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy

    • Bridge of Spies Written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
    • Ex Machina Written by Alex Garland
    • Inside Out Screenplay by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen
    • Straight Outta Compton Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff

    Best Animated Feature - Inside Out Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera

    • Anomalisa Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson and Rosa Tran
    • Boy and the World Alê Abreu
    • Shaun the Sheep Movie Mark Burton and Richard Starzak
    • When Marnie Was There Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura

    Achievement in Cinematography - The Revenant Emmanuel Lubezki

    • Carol Ed Lachman
    • The Hateful Eight Robert Richardson
    • Mad Max: Fury Road John Seale
    • Sicario Roger Deakins

    Achievement in Costume Design - Mad Max: Fury Road Jenny Beavan

    • Carol Sandy Powell
    • Cinderella Sandy Powell
    • The Danish Girl Paco Delgado
    • The Revenant Jacqueline West

    Best Documentary Feature - Amy Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees

    • Cartel Land Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin
    • The Look of Silence Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
    • What Happened, Miss Simone? Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby and Justin Wilkes
    • Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor

    Best Documentary Short Subject - A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

    • Body Team 12 David Darg and Bryn Mooser
    • Chau, beyond the Lines Courtney Marsh and Jerry Franck
    • Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah Adam Benzine
    • Last Day of Freedom Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman

    Achievement in Film Editing - Mad Max: Fury Road Margaret Sixel

    • The Big Short Hank Corwin
    • The Revenant Stephen Mirrione
    • Spotlight Tom McArdle
    • Star Wars: The Force Awakens Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey

    Best Foreign Language Film - Son of Saul Hungary

    • Embrace of the Serpent Colombia
    • Mustang France
    • Theeb Jordan
    • A War Denmark

    Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling - Mad Max: Fury Road Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin

    • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared Love Larson and Eva von Bahr
    • The Revenant Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini

    Best Original Score - The Hateful Eight Ennio Morricone

    • Bridge of Spies Thomas Newman
    • Carol Carter Burwell
    • Sicario Jóhann Jóhannsson
    • Star Wars: The Force Awakens John Williams

    Best Original Song - “Writing’s On The Wall” from Spectre (Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith)

    • “Earned It” from Fifty Shades of Grey
      Music and Lyric by Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio
    • “Manta Ray” from Racing Extinction
      Music by J. Ralph and Lyric by Antony Hegarty
    • “Simple Song #3” from Youth
      Music and Lyric by David Lang
    • “Til It Happens To You” from The Hunting Ground
      Music and Lyric by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga

    Achievement in Production Design - Mad Max: Fury Road Production Design: Colin Gibson; Set Decoration: Lisa Thompson

    • Bridge of Spies Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo and Bernhard Henrich
    • The Danish Girl Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Michael Standish
    • The Martian Production Design: Arthur Max; Set Decoration: Celia Bobak
    • The Revenant Production Design: Jack Fisk; Set Decoration: Hamish Purdy

    Best Animated Short Film - Bear Story Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala

    • Prologue Richard Williams and Imogen Sutton
    • Sanjay’s Super Team Sanjay Patel and Nicole Grindle
    • We Can’t Live without Cosmos Konstantin Bronzit
    • World of Tomorrow Don Hertzfeldt

    Best Live Action Short Film Stutterer - Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage

    • Ave Maria Basil Khalil and Eric Dupont
    • Day One Henry Hughes
    • Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut) Patrick Vollrath
    • Shok Jamie Donoughue

    Achievement in Sound Editing - Mad Max: Fury Road Mark Mangini and David White

    • The Martian Oliver Tarney
    • The Revenant Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender
    • Sicario Alan Robert Murray
    • Star Wars: The Force Awakens Matthew Wood and David Acord

    Achievement in Sound Mixing - Mad Max: Fury Road Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo

    • Bridge of Spies Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Drew Kunin
    • The Martian Paul Massey, Mark Taylor and Mac Ruth
    • The Revenant Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Randy Thom and Chris Duesterdiek
    • Star Wars: The Force Awakens Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson

    Achievement in Visual Effects - Ex Machina Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett

    • Mad Max: Fury Road Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver and Andy Williams
    • The Martian Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence and Steven Warner
    • The Revenant Rich McBride, Matthew Shumway, Jason Smith and Cameron Waldbauer
    • Star Wars: The Force Awakens Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould
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