OSCAR WINNERS 2016: COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS FOR THE 88th ACADEMY AWARDS. (UPDATE) At the 88th Academy Awards, „Spotlight,” a film about the Boston Globe’s investigation into priest abuse, won for best picture, taking home its second award of the night. Leonardo DiCaprio, heavily favored to win for lead actor, was not disappointed in his sixth chance to take home an Oscar. His director, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, had just gotten his second directing win in a row for „The Revenant.” The film came into the night with the most nominations at 12 and got three.
The major upset of the evening was Sylvester Stallone’s loss to Mark Rylance of „Bridge of Spies” for supporting actor.
Overall, „Mad Max: Fury Road” has the most bragging rights, with six statuettes from 10 nods in total.
Host Chris Rock kicked off the 2016 Oscars with a highly anticipated monologue amid the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, taking jabs at Hollywood’s culture, Jada Pinkett Smith and more.
Spotlight won Best Picture tonight at the 88th Annual Academy Awards, handed out at the Dolby Theatre inHollywood. Mad Max: Fury Road came into the night with the second-most nominations — 10 — and won six trophies, twice as many Oscars as its closest rival. The Revenant, which had a leading 12 noms, and Spotlight were the only other films to win multiple awards, with three and two respectively.
Alejandro G. Inarritu won Best Director for The Revenant, becoming the only the second helmer to win back-to-back Oscars, following Joseph L. Mankiewicz in 1949-50. The film also scored the first Academy Award for Leonardo DiCaprio, who won Best Actor in his sixth nom. Room star Brie Larson won Best Actress, her first Oscar in her first nomination.
Spotlight‘s win bookended the Oscars, as it won the night’s first award for Best Original Screenplay.
Amid the outcry and protests over the lack of diversity in the acting nominees this year, Chris Rock is taking his second turn as Oscar host. The first-time telecast producers are Reginald Hudlin and David Hill.
Here is the complete list of winners:
Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, Producers
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Brie Larson, Room
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant,
Best Original Song
“Writing’s On The Wall” from Spectre
Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith
Best Original Score
The Hateful Eight
Best Foreign Language Film
Son of Saul (Hungary)
Best Live Action Short Film
Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armtiage
Best Documentary Feature
Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees
Best Documentary Short Subject
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Best Supporting Actor
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Best Animated Feature Film
Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera
Best Animated Short Film
Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala
Best Visual Effects
Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett
Best Sound Mixing
Mad Max: Fury Road
Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo
Best Sound Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mark Mangini and David White
Best Film Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Mad Max: Fury Road
Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin
Best Production Design
Mad Max: Fury Road
Production Design: Colin Gibson; Set Decoration: Lisa Thompson
Best Costume Design
Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Supporting Actress
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
The Big Short
Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
Best Original Screenplay
Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy
_____ The Oscars are upon us again – and this year’s are both the most predictable and most potentially explosive in years. Predictable because despite late surges for Spotlight and The Big Short, The Revenant will almost certain sweep the board in the major categories (with Mad Max: Fury Road doing the same for the technical awards).
OSCAR WINNERS 2016: The 88th Academy Awards will honour the best of Hollywood in the year 2015 by presenting the golden statuette to the winners. Hosted by actor and comedian Chris Rock, the Oscars 2016 will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on 28 February2016. Greer Garson holds the record for delivering the longest acceptance speech ever at an Academy Awards event.
OSCAR WINNERS 2016: COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS FOR THE 88th ACADEMY AWARDS. An unknown quantity as not within recent memory has the ceremony been under such fire. The #OscarsSoWhite controversy reignited following nominations which didn’t include a single actor of colour for the second year running. And for the six weeks of campaigning, it’s the diversity issue which has dominated the debate.
LIST OF ALL OSCAR WINNING MOVIES – Every Oscar Winning Film Ever
All films that have won at least one Academy Award in any category. Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes Hollywood filmmakers for various achievements within the industry. Some years, a small handful of highly-recognized films sweep a majority of the awards– think Titanic and The English Patient, but other years, the awards are spread out and several films win one or two Oscars in various categories. The number of Oscars that any given film wins has to do with how good the film is, but can also be determined by luck, release date, the mood of the Academy members, and the quality of the other films that were released that year.
1.Titanic (Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates). Awards Won: 11
2.The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler). Awards Won: 11
3.Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith). Awards Won: 11
4. West Side Story (Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin). Awards Won: 10
5. The English Patient (Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth). Awards Won: 9
OSCAR WINNERS 2016. Final predictions
Here is The Guardian final guess in the key categories:
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Best picture: The Revenant
Best director: Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
Best actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Best actress: Brie Larson, Room
Best supporting actor: Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Best supporting actress: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Best original screenplay: Straight Outta Compton
Best adapted screenplay: The Big Short
Best documentary: Amy
Best original song: Writing’s On the Wall, Spectre
Best animated feature: Inside Out
Best foreign language film: Son of Saul
Ever wondered who decides who is nominated for an Oscar 2016 and how the voting works? Here’s a handy guide
OSCAR WINNERS 2016. Who votes?
There are over 6,200 voting members who are 93% white and 76% male. The average age is 63. An LA Times investigation in 2012 found that while almost half of voting members had appeared on screen in the previous two years, hundreds had not worked on a movie in decades.
OSCAR WINNERS 2016: COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS FOR THE 88th ACADEMY AWARDS. „Some are people who have left the movie business entirely but continue to vote on the Oscars – including a nun, a bookstore owner and a retired Peace Corps recruiter,” it reported.
The board of governors has announced action to double the number of female and ethnic minority members by 2020 in response to an outcry over the lack of diversity among its ranks.
Joining the Academy
The Academy is an extraordinarily exclusive club.
A candidate has to be put forward by two members who believe he or she has „demonstrated exceptional achievement in the field of theatrical motion pictures”.
They can also be considered if they have landed an Oscar nomination.
But that’s only the beginning of the selection process, which also requires the vetting of potential members by branch committees, which can recommend them for approval by the board of governors.
Beginning later this year – not affecting votes for the 2016 Oscars – each new member’s voting status will last just 10 years, and be renewed only if they have been active in movies during that time.
For most categories, nominees are chosen by the members of the corresponding branch – so actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, and so on.
Certain categories such as best foreign language film and best animated feature film have special voting committees.
All voting members are eligible to select the best picture nominees.
:: Voting for the winners
On 12 February, the Academy activated the website that allows members to vote online for the winners, having already put paper ballots in the post.
Members had until 5pm on 23 February to have their say.
They are asked to rank the eight nominees for best picture, with ballots subject to a complex counting method that involves eliminating films with the least first place votes and redistributing their votes.
Voters choose one winner in a much more straightforward ballot for each of the other 23 categories.
For the past 82 years, the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has been responsible for tallying the votes, which takes days and is done under tight security.
:: Announcing the winners
The two PwC partners heading up the count have their own briefcase containing the winning envelopes and take separate routes to the ceremony, escorted by police.
The envelopes containing the cards with names of the winners are handcrafted in a process that takes 110 hours.
The cards of nominees who did not win are destroyed.
Winners receive their own copy of the envelope and card bearing their name.
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