The 2016 Oscar Winners!


The Academy Awards managed to be controversial, predictable  and surprising this year. The Revenant picked up the Oscars for Best Director, Best Actor and Best Cinematography but failed to bag Best Film - this went to Spotlight.


Mad Max: Fury Road scooped up the most awards overall - winning six of those gold statuettes - many in the more technical categories.


Brie Larson won the Academy Award for best actress for her superb performance in Room. Mark Rylance won the best supporting actor category for his role in Bridge Of Spies and Alicia Vikander won the Oscar for best supporting actress for her part in Ex Machina.   


As widely predicted, Inside Out won best animation and Son Of Saul won best foreign language film.


Meanwhile, Amy won the award for best documentary.


Here are all of the 2016 Academy Award winners in full: 


Best Picture

Winner: Spotlight


The Big Short


Bridge of Spies




Mad Max: Fury Road


The Martian




The Revenant 


Best Director

Winner: Alejandro G Iñárritu – The Revenant


Tom McCarthy – Spotlight


George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road


Adam McKay – The Big Short


Lenny Abrahamson - Room


Best Actress

Winner: Brie Larson – Room 


Cate Blanchett – Carol


Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years


Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn


Jennifer Lawrence - Joy


Best Actor

Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant


Bryan Cranston – Trumbo


Matt Damon – The Martian


Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs


Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl 


Best Supporting Actress

Winner: Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina


Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs


Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight


Rooney Mara – Carol


Rachel McAdams - Spotlight


Best Supporting Actor

Winner: Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies


Sylvestor Stallone - Creed


Christian Bale – The Big Short


Tom Hardy - The Revenant


Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight


Best Animation

Winner: Inside Out




Boy And The World


Shaun The Sheep


When Marnie Was There


Best Cinematography

Winner: Emmanuel Lubezki - The Revenant




The Hateful Eight


Mad Max: Fury Road




Best Documentary Feature

Winner: Amy


Cartel Land


The Look Of Silence


What Happened, Miss Simone?


Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom


Best Original Screenplay

Winner: Spotlight


Bridge Of Spies


Inside Out


Straight Outta Compton


Ex Machina


Best Adapted Screenplay

Winner: The Big Short








The Martian


Best Film Editing

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road


The Big Short


The Revenant




Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Best Visual Effects

Winner: Ex Machina


Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Mad Max: Fury Road


The Martian


The Revenant


Best Production Design

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road


Bridge Of Spies


The Danish Girl


Mad Max: Fury Road


The Martian


The Revenant


Best Costume Design

Winner: Jenny Beavan - Mad Max: Fury Road




The Danish Girl




The Revenant


Best Original Song

Winner: Writings On The Wall - Spectre


Earned It - 50 Shades of Grey


Til It Happens To You - The Hunting Ground



Manta Ray - Racing Extinction


Simple Song 3 - Youth


Best Original Score

Winner: The Hateful 8


Bridge Of Spies






Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Best Foreign Language Film

Winner: Son Of Saul


Embrace of the Serpent






A War


Best Sound Editing

Winner: Mad Max : Fury Road


The Martian


The Revenant




Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Best Animated Short Film

Winner: Bear Story




Sanjay’s Superteam


We Can’t Live Without Cosmos


World of Tomorrow


Best Live Action Short Film

Winner: Stutterer


Ava Maria


Day One


Everything Will Be Okay




Best Sound Mixing

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road


Bridge Of Spies


The Martian


The Revenant


Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Best Make Up And Hair

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road


The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared


The Revenant


Best Documentary - Short Subject

Winner: A Girl In The River: The Price Of Forgiveness


Body Team 12


Chau, Byeond The Lines


Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah


Last Day Of Freedom


My Predictions... How Did I Do?

Last week, I decided to publish my Oscar 2016 predictions. These were not the awards that I would have given, but what I thought the Academy might award.


Well, I didn't do too badly... but I did get a few of the big ones wrong! (Hangs head in shame)


I was surprised that the Academy chose Mark Rylance over Sylvester Stallone for best supporting actor. Surprised but very pleased that the British Actor got some well deserved recognition.


I also thought that Kate Winslet might get best supporting actress. However, I was really glad to see Alicia Vikander get the award for her superb performance in Ex Machina.


Meanwhile, I predicted that Cartel Land would get best documentary. The Oscar actually went to Amy. Of all the categories, this one was the hardest for me to predict. Amy is superb and had all of the momentum... but I still feel that Cartel Land is the better, more impressive film. 


Most embarrassing of all... I got best picture wrong! Doh! I thought that the Oscar would go to The Revenant. I can only take comfort in the fact that the award eventually went to Spotlight - which would have been my choice.


Must do better next year!


What did you think of the Academy Awards this year? I'd love to know your thoughts on all of the winners and losers. Let me know by laving a comment in the box below!


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