And the Academy Award Goes To...


Last night was the 88th Academy Awards, and it was a big night. It celebrated another great year for film, and it was a heavy night. There was so much competition and so many big questions going in. Would Leonardo DiCaprio finally win his Oscar? Would Alejandro González Iñárritu win Best Director and Best Picture again this year? Would Sylvester Stallone win his first Oscar for Creed? How would host Chris Rock address the Oscars So White protest movement? Like I said, it was a big night, and now that it is over we can look and see who won. You can read our other writer Rob and I's reactions to the nominations here, and we'll probably do a similar thing in response to who won and who should've won. But here are the official list of winners for the 2016 Academy Awards: 

BEST MOTION PICTURE:
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

BEST DIRECTOR 
Adam McKay, The Big Short
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson, Room
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST ACTOR
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Matt Damon, The Martian

BEST ACTRESS
Saoirse Ronin, Brooklyn
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jennifer Jason Leight, The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar for The Revenant

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Matt Charman and Coen Bros., Bridge of Spies
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight
Alex Garland, Ex Machina
Josh Cooley, Peter Docter and Megan LeFauve, Inside Out
Andrea Berloff, Jonathan Herman, S. Leigh Savidge and 
Alan Wenkus, Straight Outta Compton

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Emma Donoghue, Room
Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short
Nick Hornby, Brooklyn
Drew Goddard, The Martian
Phyllis Nagby, Carol

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Anomalisa
Boy and the World
Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Bridge of Spies
Carol
The Hateful Eight
Sicario
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Spotlight took home Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Earned It, Fifty Shades of Grey
Simple Song #3, Youth
Writing's on the Wall, Spectre
Manta Ray, Racing Extinction
Til It Happens To You, The Hunting Ground

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Carol
The Hateful Eight
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Sicario

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

BEST SOUND EDITING
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Sicario
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

BEST SOUND MIXING
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Mad Max: Fury Road won six Oscars

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Mad Max: Fury Road
The 100-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
The Revenant

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
Ave Maria
Day One
Everything Will Be Okay
Shok
Stutterer

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Bear Story
Prologue
Sanjay's Super Team
We Can't Live Without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian 
The Revenant
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Carol was nominated for six Oscars

BEST FILM EDITING
The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Spotlight
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Buddy Team 12
Spectres of the Shoah
A Girl in the River
Last Day of Freedom

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Amy 
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Colombia: Embrace the Serpent
France: Mustang
Hungary: Son of Saul
Jordan: Theeb
Denmark: A War


What do you think? Are you surprised by the winners? Do you think any of the nominees were robbed? Did Chris Rock do a good job of hosting? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. 

Written by: Nate
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