88th Academy Awards Winners – Full List
The biggest night in Hollywood has just unfolded giving the 88th Academy Awards winners. As expected, host Chris Rock cracked up lots of jokes throughout the night and without hesitation offered commentaries regarding the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. There had been abundant comedies and touching points of views on the matter. Some individuals were undeniably upset by Chris Rock but a lot of things he said were actually necessary.
The following is the full list of the 2016 Academy Awards winners:
Documentary Short Subject – A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Live Action Short Film – Stutterer
Animated Short Film – Bear Story
Makeup and Hairstyling – Mad Max: Fury Road
Costume Design – Mad Max: Fury Road
Cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant
Visual Effects – Ex Machina
Sound Mixing – Mad Max: Fury Road
Sound Editing – Mad Max: Fury Road
Production Design – Mad Max: Fury Road
Film Editing – Mad Max: Fury Road
Original Song – “The Writing’s on the Wall” by Sam Smith
Original Score – Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Original Screenplay – Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
Adapted Screenplay – Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short
Foreign Language Film – Son of Saul, Hungary
Documentary Feature – Amy
Animated Feature Film – Inside Out
Best Supporting Actor – Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Best Supporting Actress – Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Directing – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant
Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Best Actress – Brie Larson, Room
Best Picture – Spotlight
“Spotlight” got the most prestigious award of the night. The film is about the award winning (Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize) investigation of years of sexual abuse cropping up within the Catholic Church. Spotlight also gave Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy their Oscar awards for original screenplay.
Finally, Leonardo DiCaprio won his golden statue for his role in the film “The Revenant” and he received a long standing ovation for this. After thanking a lot of important people in his life, DiCaprio ends his speech with an environmental note. “Climate change is real.” “Let us not take this planet for granted,” he said.
“Room” gave Brie Larson her first Oscar Best Actress award. “The Revenant” gave Alejandro G. Iñárritu a back-to-back Best Director award as he won last year for “Birdman”.
The monologue of Chris Rock, who is the host of the ceremony, was a total knockout. Part of his monologue said, “It’s not fair that Will Smith wasn’t nominated. It’s also not fair that Will Smith got paid $20 million for Wild Wild West.”
Chris Rock even called this year’s Oscars as the White People’s Choice Awards. This is in connection with the controversy haunting the 2016 Oscars for not having black nominees, being labelled as Lily White.