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2016 Academy Award Winners: The Complete List

on February 28, 2016, 8:30pm

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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