2016 Oscar Winners: Mad Max Fury Road Dominates & Spotlight Upsets The Revenant

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Oscar winners 2016! Check out the complete list of winners right here:

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My thoughts on the 88th Annual Academy Awards:

For the first time in YEARS, I didn’t watch the live broadcast. I wasn’t part of the #OscarsSoWhite movement so I wasn’t banning the show, I just opted to not spend nearly four hours of my life watching a predictable awards ceremony which I assumed would be dominated by The Revenant.

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Chris Rock’s opening monologue was great and he addressed the controversy in the best way possible – head on. There was no other choice. I especially loved his jab at Jada Pinkett Smith for her vocal comments against the ceremonies. For those living under several rocks – every single acting category was comprised of white actors only. Speaking of the acting categories – why did Sly not win Best Supporting Actor for Creed? You realize that was his only shot right? Dick move – and nobody watched Bridge of Spies.

Leonardo DiCaprio won – obviously. He finally torture-porned himself to an Oscar by walking around and screaming in the Albertan snow for two months – something I do every Canadian winter. I love Leo, but this was not his greatest performance and I have something against a pity Oscar for some reason. Sorry.

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Mad Max Fury Road winning the most Oscars of the night with six total makes me happy. It’s just kinda sad that they’re only technical awards. But I get it – the film was a blockbuster and this was not a night for blockbusters. Seeing Spotlight win Best Picture of the evening was a shock – a pleasant one since the film was fantastic, but when Alejandro González Iñárritu won for best direction in The Revenant usually that’s a sure sign that the Best Picture will follow for that movie. Not the case tonight. I echo Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn’s sentiment:

If they were gonna split the two they should have at least given the director’s nod to George Miller for making Mad Max Fury Road. The man has been around for YEARS and he deserved it. But I guess this year, sentiment wasn’t in the cards – again – sorry Sly. .

BEST PICTURE

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight – WINNER

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ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant – WINNER

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

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ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room – WINNER

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

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ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies  – WINNER

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

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ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara, Carol

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl  – WINNER

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

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ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Anomalisa

Boy and the World

Inside Out – WINNER

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

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CINEMATOGRAPHY

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant  – WINNER

Sicario

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COSTUME DESIGN

Carol

Cinderella

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER

The Revenant

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DIRECTING

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant  – WINNER

Room

Spotlight

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DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

Amy  – WINNER

Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

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DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

Body Team 12

Chau, beyond the Lines

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness  – WINNER

Last Day of Freedom

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FILM EDITING

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER

The Revenant

Spotlight

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Embrace of the Serpent

Mustang

Son of Saul  – WINNER

Theeb

A War

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MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out

the Window and Disappeared

The Revenant

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MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

Bridge of Spies

Carol

The Hateful Eight  – WINNER

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

“Earned It,” Fifty Shades of Grey

“Manta Ray,” Racing Extinction

“Simple Song #3,” Youth

“Til It Happens To You,” The Hunting Ground

“Writing’s On The Wall,” Spectre  – WINNER

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PRODUCTION DESIGN

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER

The Martian

The Revenant

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SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

Bear Story – WINNER

Prologue

Sanjay’s Super Team

We Can’t Live without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

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SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)

Shok

Stutterer  – WINNER

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SOUND EDITING

Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER

The Martian

The Revenant

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

SOUND MIXING

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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VISUAL EFFECTS

Ex Machina  – WINNER

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

The Big Short – WINNER

Brooklyn

Carol

The Martian

Room

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WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

Bridge of Spies

Ex Machina

Inside Out

Spotlight – WINNER

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