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Oscars 2016: Full Winners List

The Revenant wins 2 of the top 5 honors, while Mad Max takes home 6 trophies of its own.

by | February 28, 2016 | Comments

The 2016 Academy Awards are in, and Leonardo DiCaprio finally has his golden trophy. In addition to DiCaprio’s Best Actor award, The Revenant also took home honors for Best Directing and Best Cinematography, but it lost the Best Picture race to another early favorite, Spotlight. In the meantime, George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, also grabbed a whopping six Oscars of its own. Read on for the full list of winners.


Best Picture


Best Directing


Best Actor in a Leading Role


Best Actress in a Leading Role


Best Actor in a Supporting Role


Christian Bale

The Big Short


Tom Hardy

The Revenant


Mark Ruffalo

Spotlight


Mark Rylance

Bridge of Spies


Best Actress in a Supporting Role


Jennifer Jason Leigh

The Hateful Eight


Alicia Vikander

The Danish Girl


Kate Winslet

Steve Jobs


Best Foreign Language Film


Best Animated Feature Film


Best Documentary Feature


Best Writing – Original Screenplay


Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay


Best Cinematography


Best Film Editing


Best Music – Original Score


Best Music – Original Song

“Earned It”

Fifty Shades of Grey
24%

“Manta Ray”

Racing Extinction
81%

“Simple Song #3”

Youth
72%

“Til It Happens To You”

The Hunting Ground
93%

“Writing’s On The Wall”

Spectre
63%

Best Production Design


Best Costume Design


Best Sound Editing


Best Sound Mixing


Best Visual Effects


Best Make Up and Hairstyling


Best Short Film – Live Action

  • Ave Maria
  • Day One
  • Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)
  • Shok
  • Stutterer *WINNER*

Best Short Film – Animated

  • Bear Story *WINNER*
  • Prologue
  • Sanjay’s Super Team
  • We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
  • World of Tomorrow

Best Documentary Short

  • Body Team 12
  • Chau, Beyond the Lines
  • Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
  • A Girl on the River: The Price of Forgiveness *WINNER*
  • Last Day of Freedom
  • NJ

    YAY FOR LEO!!! His win and Chris Rock commentary saved this Oscars from being a total borefest!

    • Tinwoods

      Rock was a one-note comic the entire night. THAT got boring really fast. And jokes about grandmas being lynched? What hilarity!

      • NJ

        Didn’t say anything about hilarity. If you think he was just trying to tell jokes the entire night, you missed the point of his commentary entirely. You can’t say most of what he said isn’t true.

        • roxie707

          This platform was not the place for his commentary. People were there to receive awards-not be bashed.

          • NJ

            It was the PERFECT place for his commentary. And he was bashing white Hollywood, not select individuals( Aside from Will & Jada, which he was correct. Not to mention every host in recent memory bashed celebrities. i.e. Ellen and NPH) People hate to face the brutal honest truth and there’s no better place to make that clear than in front of millions of viewers at home. Here’s just hoping Hollywood got the message.

          • roxie707

            I disagree. And what is the brutal honest truth, in your opinion? That there is a racial divide in Hollywood, Blacks vs. Whites? What about Asians, Hispanics, Older Women? The head of the AA is a Black woman. The executive produce is Black. Looks like the the band leader was Black. And Chris Rock, the host, is Black!! My fear is now that Blacks will wonder “Did I really deserve this award or am I filling some quota?” Yes, I was disgusted by the wealthy waving their money around. They played right into Rock’s little ploy. He exploited his position to mock them. Don’t get me wrong-I am all for mocking the Hollywood Elite. I just didn’t think this was the proper place/time.

          • NJ

            No better time like the present, especially with a large part of the country watching. When is someone finally going to give a damn about this issue and not let Will Smith and Morgan Freeman be the only minority faces in Hollywood? And I agree, it isn’t just a black issue. Its all people of color, gender, ethnicities, and different cultural backgrounds. I do wish Rock touched on that part a little more, but that doesn’t dismiss his overall point; there is a systemic issue with diversity in films. I realize its been that way for YEARS, but it doesn’t mean we should just ignore it. Pretty sure he was aware there are plenty of black people associated with the Academy. His message was for white Hollywood producers, not the Academy.

  • Diwaliya

    wow – spotlight

    • Tinwoods

      Great film. Deserved the win.

  • ArielVronsky

    Spotlight? Really? Just because it’s about child molesting and Journalism? Really?! Are you serious?!

    • Harrison Barr

      Or, you know, it’s one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year, if not the most.

    • World’s Finest Comments

      “Just because it’s about child molesting and journalism?”
      That’s like saying Citizen Kane is just about some old dude who misses his sled, or Vertigo is just about some guy afraid of heights, or All the President’s Men just being about Nixon and Journalism.

    • massive2341

      Must be hard being so ignorant.

    • Tinwoods

      Did you even watch it, dumbass? It was a wonderfully made film and entirely deserved the win.

      • ArielVronsky

        Yes, I’ve watched it. And Ruffalo and Keaton were great. But the cinematography,Locations and Some characters were truly flat. I get it. It’s well written, it’s well acted,it has An interesting topic…but there been documentaries and Tv shows that deals with more risks . Spotlight is quiet and Slow,there is nothing controversial or Engaging. It’s no better than Room,Bridge of spies,The Revenant or The big short.

      • Ricky Loves You

        Calm down

  • ArielVronsky

    I’m glad FOR Leo (He deserved one since what’s eating Gilbert Grape),Larson,Morricone,Iñarritu and Lubeski. The Hateful eight,Room and The Revenant were my Three favourite films of the year.

  • World’s Finest Comments

    We never have to see a Leo gif/meme ever again!

    • clone

      Unless it’s a NEW meme about him FINALLY winning an Oscar which is much more abundant than his never-wins-Oscar memes, I can tell you that.

  • Hemal Bhawani

    That awkward moment wher Mad Max Fury Road won most of the oscars but best picture goes to the movie that only has 2

    • Vits/Vicente Torres

      The award goes to the movie that’s the best overall, but it doesn’t mean it has to be the best in individual aspects.

    • Tinwoods

      What’s awkward. The screenplay to Max was absolutely nothing to write home about. It deserved al of its technical awards, but didn’t deserve anything else.

      • Vits/Vicente Torres

        Yes. That’s why THE REVENANT’s script also wasn’t nominated. “The screenplay to Max was absolutely nothing to write home about”. Pun intended?

    • Joe Eoj

      No surprise. When it comes to Fury Road the sum was absolutely not greater than the parts. What a turd that movie was, an impressive one to be sure …but a turd none the less.

  • clone

    I can hear people gasped when they heard Mark Rylance’s name being called out instead of Sly.

    • Tinwoods

      He was the sentimental favorite, for sure, but his performance was not even close to being the best. This isn’t supposed to be a popularity contest, clone.

      • clone

        I was rooting for Idris Elba. Too bad he didn’t even get nominated.

    • Joe Eoj

      Sly? I gasped cause Ruffalo didn’t win. Actually over here we all jumped out of our seats when we heard “Mark” but where quickly let down by “Rylance”.

      • clone

        Well I gasped because Idris Elba didn’t get the nomination he deserves.

        • Vits/Vicente Torres

          You didn’t know Idris wasn’t nominated until they announced the winner? Not even when they listed the actual nominees?

          • clone

            Well duh.

          • Vits/Vicente Torres

            “Duh” what?

          • clone

            Go figure it out.

          • Ricky Loves You

            Fail

    • NJ

      All I heard was people gasping every time Chris Rock spoke. lol

      • clone

        That too LOL.

  • Vits/Vicente Torres

    BEAR STORY! Viva Chile!

    I thought that, in order to win Best Picture, a film needed to win in at least 2 other categories. I knew that SPOTLIGHT was only a front-runner for Original Screenplay, so I didn’t think it would win. By the end of the night, it had only won that award while THE REVENANT had won Director and a couple more, so I assumed the latter was going to win. I’m not upset about the results, since I thought both were equally good, but I am upset about losing in the prediction contests.

    • Dave Fontana

      There are no minimum requirements for awards won in order to take home the big prize. It’s just very unlikely that a movie with only two awards would win it. I had The Revenant for the win as well, but I’m overall glad about Spotlight.

    • NJ

      I agree. I just hope next year we have more films nominated (and better overall films produced in general). It’s much more fun when you have more films to choose from; instead of only 2 or 3. More diversity is good.( And no, that had nothing to do with race) SMH

      • Marcus Burkhardt

        For some reason, the Academy keeps shutting out solid movies. There is no reason not to have 10 nominees for Best Picture. The movies were there, even if their performance was not quite as good as some of the others. Last year, they only had 8 and clearly left out worthy films like Gone Girl, Nightcrawler, and Interstellar for the Best Picture nom. This year, it kind of showed more in the area of the race issue, with films with strong black leads like Creed, The Hateful Eight, and Straight Outta Compton being surprisingly overlooked. And, of course, you have the lack of the vox populi element, since perhaps the two most popular movies of the year, The Martian and Star Wars, walked away with empty pockets. There’s a handful of problems, unfortunately.

  • phylos

    The only interesting moment of the entire night was Ex Machina’s surprise win in visual effects.
    And I’m happy for it.

  • Diwaliya

    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER – Emmanuel Lubezki
    2016-The revenant
    2015- birdman
    2014- gravity………….on the trot EXECPTIONAL

  • Ayrton Anthony Cruz Torres

    It’s not possible, Spotlight is morbid and predictable, and the end is not so shocking. Room is beautiful story, good acting and a nice end; The Revenant is a masterpiece, without a great score, but so amazing and shocking. For me the last ones deserved win The Oscar for Best Picture (and my favorite is Room).

  • Dave Fontana

    Finally, after so much excessive acclaim for an average movie (The Revenant), the Academy made the right choice with Spotlight. I was secretly hoping that Mad Max could have snuck in there, but I know that it didn’t really have a shot.

    • Joe Eoj

      Mad Max had all the technical stuff on lock but the sum was not greater than the parts. It was a pretty crap movie, but it did wow.

      • Dave Fontana

        Mad Max is a visual and technical masterpiece of the highest level. Easily the best film from last year and amongst the most invigorating action films I have ever seen. Far from a “crap movie.”

        • Joe Eoj

          I agree it was a visual and technical masterpiece. That doesn’t however make it a good movie. I felt nothing for any of the characters. Wasn’t invested in their story at all, and if all the water had dried up at the end I would have thought “Good, at least I won’t have to look at those gross people any more”. They deserved the bomb.

          • Dave Fontana

            I couldn’t disagree more. I cared a great deal about the characters, especially Furiosa, who has a surprising amount of depth even with a relative lack of background to the character, and Nux, who has an emotionally believable arc from start to finish. Max is perhaps the least-developed character, yet he still fit within the persona that had been created in the original series. The most impressive aspect of the film is the way it manages to create such living and breathing characters simply by the way they react during an insane days-long desert chase. Truly a magnificent film.

          • Joe Eoj

            Well, I’m glad you liked it.

    • Dave2222

      For me, a toss up between ‘Revenant’ and Spotlight. ‘Revenenant’s weakness, a simplistic, anachronistic script, which is typical of Inarritu, Gravity’s script was lame as well….

      • Dave Fontana

        Gravity was Alfonso Cuaron.

        • Dave2222

          Thanks. Equally bad..

  • Josh Leitzel

    I agree with phylos. The only surprising moment of the night was Ex Machina’s win for Best Visual Effects. I was not expecting that at all, considering the budget and overall how subtle the film’s effects were, but that film is absolutely deserving of an Oscar so I’m glad it won something. I was honestly expecting either Star Wars or Mad Max to nab it. Guess they wanted the little guys to have their moment to shine.

    I’m also glad Alicia Vikander won for Best Supporting Actress, even if its for a movie I thought was only okay. I’m just pretending she won it for Ex Machina. Also slightly surprised that The Revenant didn’t end up winning Best Picture, but Spotlight was probably my second guess for the film they’d end up picking. DiCaprio winning was long, long overdue and all he had to do was nearly kill himself to get it.

    But other than that it was a completely predictable show. From the extremely obvious race jokes to Inside Out winning the “Disney/Pixar Award.” Don’t get me wrong, I loved Inside Out and think it’s win is actually deserved (unlike Frozen and Big Hero 6 years prior), but it would have been nice to see Ghibli’s last film take home the award given their amazing contributions to animation as a whole, and the fact that Princess Kaguya or The Wind Rises should have won the last two years but didn’t.

    • Dennis Young

      Completely agree about Ex Machina and Alicia. Yes, she should have been nominated for her work in EM, the movie itself should have been nominated in several categories such as sound track, and Oscar Issac most certainly for actor. An amazing film, showing how much can be done with a strong script, excellent actors/direction, and real imagination.

    • Vits/Vicente Torres

      I think you answered yourself. If EX MACHINA’s visual effects looked so good on a small budget, it deserved the Oscar more than movies with big budgets.

    • Brent

      So right about he animation award. Inside Out was okay, but both Shaun and Marnie (should have won) are better.

  • Mark

    Cannot wait for the day win the headline for Best Picture reads: Winner! 1 Academy Award…so please, regress these pleas for expressionistic freedom. They are not very good at what they have been assigned to do. Don’t laugh at them. Laugh WITHIN them.

  • NameNamerson

    Meh. Ex-Machina was nice, but it’s weak compared to the visual masterpiece of Age of Ultron.

    • NJ

      I hope this is a joke.

  • clone

    I’m glad Alicia Vikander wins. She is such a sweetheart.

  • Gary the Dairy Fairy

    Roger Deakins was robbed. For the 13th time.

  • TheHolyKiwi

    Well, I thought this was a pretty great year for the Oscars. Pretty much every award was correctly placed and nothing really felt unfair. Love that surprise win for Ex Machina and Best Picture win for Spotlight.

  • Lulitus

    Leo por fin!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Happily ever after

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