2016 Oscar Winners

oscars-2016

And here we go! The winners of the 88th Annual Academy Awards!

Spotlight pulls off the stunner! Meanwhile Mad Max: Fury Road won the most awards of the night by far with 6.

Personally I went 15 for 24 with my predictions. Not one of my better showings, for sure. But this has been a crazy unexpected wide open race the whole way. I’m not surprised I missed a number of awards, especially on the kind of night where a tiny indie film can Ex Machina win Visual Effects over 3 major Best Picture nominees (the first time that’s happened since Tora! Tora! Tora! beat Patton 45 years ago!) AND the single biggest blockbuster box office hit in history.

Check the winners against my predictions over here.

Best Picture – Spotlight!!!
Best Director – Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant
Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Best Actress – Brie Larson, Room
Best Supporting Actor – Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Best Supporting Actress – Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Best Adapted Screenplay – The Big Short
Best Original Screenplay – Spotlight
Best Film Editing – Margaret Sixel, Mad Max: Fury Road!
Best Music (Original Score) – Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Best Music (Original Song) – “Writing’s On the Wall,” Spectre 
Best Sound Mixing –  Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Sound EditingMad Max: Fury Road!
Best Cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant 
Best Costume DesignMad Max: Fury Road!!!
Best Makeup and HairstylingMad Max: Fury Road
Best Production DesignMad Max: Fury Road
Best Visual EffectsEx Machina!!! 
Best Animated FeatureInside Out
Best Foreign Language FilmSon of Saul
Best Documentary FeatureAmy
Best Short Film: AnimatedBear Story
Best Short Film: Live ActionStutterer
Best Short Film: DocumentaryA Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Winners by the numbers:

Mad Max: Fury Road – 6
The Revenant – 3
Spotlight – 2

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