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 Editing – Mad Max: Fury Road!
Best Cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant
Best Costume Design – Mad Max: Fury Road!!!
Best Makeup and Hairstyling – Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Production Design – Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Visual Effects – Ex Machina!!!
Best Animated Feature – Inside Out
Best Foreign Language Film – Son of Saul
Best Documentary Feature – Amy
Best Short Film: Animated – Bear Story
Best Short Film: Live Action – Stutterer
Best Short Film: Documentary – A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Winners by the numbers:
Mad Max: Fury Road – 6
The Revenant – 3
Spotlight – 2