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2016 Academy Award Winners: The Complete List

Now in its 88th year, the annual award honors cinematic achievements in the film industry

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    The 2016 Academy Awards took place this evening at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. Now in its 88th year, the annual award honors cinematic achievements in the film industry.

    Spotlight won Best Picture, beating The Revenant, The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, and Room.

    Alejandro González Iñárritu won his second Best Director Oscar for The Revenant. Last year, he won the same award for Birdman, making him the first filmmaker in 66 years to win back to back in the category.

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    Finally, after five Best Actor nominations, Leonardo DiCaprio finally won the award for his role as fur trapper Hugh Glass in The Revenant. Finally. Brie Larson, on the other hand, claimed Best Actress for her role as a captive young mother in Room.

    Alicia Vikander won Best Supporting Actress for her role as loving wife Gerda in The Danish Girl. Mark Rylance knocked out Rocky himself and took home Best Supporting Actor for his role as convicted spy Rudolf Abel in Bridge of Spies.

    Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy took home the night’s first award, winning Best Original Screenplay for Spotlight. Adam McKay and Charles Randolph followed up with Best Adapted Screenplay for The Big Short.

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    Mad Max: Fury Road won its first award for Best Costume Design and its second for Best Production Design and its third for Best Makeup and Hairstyling and its fourth for Best Editing and its fifth for Best Sound Editing and its sixth for Best Sound Mixing.

    In a surprise victory, however, Ex Machina snagged Best Visual Effects, beating Mad Max: Fury Road, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Martian, and The Revenant.

    Emmanuel Lubezki won his third Best Cinematography Oscar for his work on The Revenant.

    After six nominations, the great Ennio Morricone finally won an Oscar for Best Original Score, thanks to his fabulous work on Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. He received a standing ovation.

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    Sam Smith won Best Original Song for the 15th best James Bong song, “Writing’s on the Wall”.

    A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness grabbed Best Documentary Short Film, following Louis C.K.’s hilarious monologue. Asif Kapadia’s Amy won Best Documentary Feature.

    László Nemes’ Hungarian concentration camp drama Son of Saul won Best Foreign Language Film.

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    Bear Story won Best Animated Short Film, making it the first Oscar for a Chilean film. Inside Out, as expected, won Best Animated Feature Film.

    The full list of winners are below.

    Best Picture:
    Spotlight
    The Revenant
    The Big Short
    Bridge of Spies
    Brooklyn
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    The Martian
    Room

    Best Actor:
    Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
    Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
    Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
    Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
    Matt Damon, The Martian

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    Best Actress:
    Cate Blanchett, Carol
    Brie Larson, Room
    Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
    Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
    Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

    Best Supporting Actor:
    Sylvester Stallone, Creed
    Christian Bale, The Big Short
    Tom Hardy, The Revenant
    Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
    Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

    Best Supporting Actress:
    Rooney Mara, Carol
    Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
    Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
    Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
    Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

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    Best Director:
    Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
    Adam McKay, The Big Short
    George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
    Lenny Abrahamson, Room
    Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

    Best Original Screenplay:
    Bridge of Spies
    Ex Machina
    Inside Out
    Spotlight
    Straight Outta Compton

    Best Adapted Screenplay:
    Room
    The Big Short
    Brooklyn
    Carol
    The Martian

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    Best Cinematography: 
    The Revenant
    Carol
    The Hateful Eight
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    Sicario

    Best Original Song:
    Sam Smith – “Writing’s on the Wall”
    The Weeknd – “Earned It”
    Lady Gaga and Diane Warren – “Til It Happens to You”
    David Lang – “Simple Sound #3”
    J. Ralph & Antony – “Manta Ray”

    Best Original Score:
    Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
    Thomas Newman, Bridge of Spies
    John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    Carter Burwell, Carol
    Jóhann Jóhannsson, Sicario

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    Best Animated Feature Film:
    Inside Out
    Anomalisa
    Boy and the World
    Shaun the Sheep Movie
    When Marnie Was There

    Best Animated Short Film:
    Bear Story
    Prologue
    Sanjay’s Super Team
    We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
    World of Tomorrow

    Best Documentary Feature Film:
    Amy
    Cartel Land
    The Look of Silence
    What Happened, Miss Simone?
    Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom

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    Best Documentary Short Film:
    Body Team 12
    Chau, beyond the Lines
    Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
    A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
    Last Day of Freedom

    Best Live Action Short Film:
    Ave Maria
    Day One
    Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)
    Shok
    Stutterer

    Best Foreign Language Film:
    Embrace of the Serpent, Colombia
    Mustang, France
    Son of Saul, Hungary
    Theeb, Jordan
    A War, Denmark

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    Best Film Editing:
    The Big Short
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    The Revenant
    Spotlight
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Best Production Design:
    Bridge of Spies
    The Danish Girl
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    The Martian
    The Revenant

    Best Costume Design:
    Carol
    Cinderella
    The Danish Girl
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    The Revenant

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    Best Makeup and Hairstyling:
    The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    The Revenant

    Best Sound Editing:
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    The Martian
    The Revenant
    Sicario
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Best Sound Mixing:
    Bridge of Spies
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    The Martian
    The Revenant
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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    Best Visual Effects:
    Ex Machina
    Mad Max: Fury Road
    The Martian
    The Revenant
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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