2016 Oscars: Complete List of Winners (with Pictures)



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The 88th Academy Awards has taken place, awarding some of the highest achievements in cinema.

The winners have all been announced, and we’ve got the complete list right here for your perusal.

The show was all in all an adequate affair, with Chris Rock rightfully placing the focus on the issue of diversity, or lack thereof, plaguing this year’s ceremony. While not all the jokes hit home in laugh-out-loud fashion, Rock balanced the criticisms at just the right point, somewhere between edgy and safe.



Best Picture was earned by Spotlight, which also took home Best Original Screenplay, and Alejandro G. Iñárritu took home his second Best Director win in a row for his work at the helm of The Revenant.

Speaking of The Revenant, Leonardo DiCaprio has finally taken home a Best Actor Oscar for his exhausting performance, his first win coming with his fifth Academy Award nomination. As many expected, Brie Larson topped the Best Actress category for her emotional turn in Room, while Alicia Vikander took home Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Danish Girl. Somewhat surprisingly, although not undeserving, Mark Rylance won Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies. Many had Sylvester Stallone (Creed) pegged for that one.

Although Mad Max: Fury Road missed out on a lot of the “big” awards, it still walked away a big winner. George Miller’s highly acclaimed picture earned an impressive six Academy Awards, quite the feat for what is essentially a magnificent action film.

Other wins included Best Adapted Screenplay for The Big Short, the first Oscar for master film composer Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight), and an astonishing third consecutive Best Cinematography win for Emmanuel Lubezki, following his wins for Gravity and last year’s Birdman.

For those that checked out our Oscar predictions, we got 18 out of 24 correct. Not bad.

Check out the complete list below.

BEST PICTURE

  • Spotlight – WINNER
  • The Big Short
  • The Revenant
  • The Martian
  • Brooklyn
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Room

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant – WINNER
  • Adam McKay – The Big Short
  • Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
  • George Miller — Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Lenny Abrahamson — Room

BEST ACTRESS

  • Brie Larson – Room – WINNER
  • Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
  • Cate Blanchett – Carol
  • Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years
  • Jennifer Lawrence — Joy

BEST ACTOR

  • Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant – WINNER
  • Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl
  • Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
  • Matt Damon – The Martian

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl – WINNER
  • Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
  • Rooney Mara – Carol
  • Rachel McAdams – Spotlight

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies – WINNER
  • Sylvester Stallone – Creed
  • Christian Bale – The Big Short
  • Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight
  • Tom Hardy — The Revenant

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • The Big Short – Adam McKay, Charles Randolph – WINNER
  • Room — Emma Donaghue
  • Carol – Phyllis Nagy
  • The Martian – Drew Goddard
  • Brooklyn – Nick Hornby

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Spotlight – Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer – WINNER
  • Inside Out – Josh Cooley, Pete Docter, Meg LeFavue
  • Straight Outta Compton — Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff, S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus
  • Ex Machina – Alex Garland
  • Bridge of Spies – Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki – WINNER

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone – WINNER

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Ex Machina – WINNER

BEST FILM EDITING

  • Mad Max: Fury Road – WINNER

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

  • Mad Max: Fury Road – WINNER

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • Mad Max: Fury Road – WINNER

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • Mad Max: Fury Road – WINNER

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • “Writing’s on the Wall” from Spectre – WINNER

BEST SOUND EDITING

  • Mad Max: Fury Road – WINNER

BEST SOUND MIXING

  • Mad Max: Fury Road – WINNER

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

  • Inside Out – WINNER

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FEATURE

  • Son of Saul – Hungary – WINNER

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

  • Amy – WINNER

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

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

BEST SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

  • Stutterer – WINNER

BEST SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

  • Historia de un oso (Bear Story) – WINNER