Monday, February 29, 2016

2016 / 88th Academy Awards Announced; DiCaprio Wins Best Actor; "Mad Max" Wins Six Oscars

The Academy Awards is an American film accolade.  It is best known as the “Oscars,” and is an annual awards ceremony honoring cinematic achievements primarily in the American film industry. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a statuette that is officially called the “Academy Award of Merit,” but has become commonly known by its nickname, the “Oscar.”   The awards were first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.  The Academy Awards are overseen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

The 88th Oscars were presented on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center.  The ceremony was televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT and hosted by Chris Rock.  Spotlight won Best Picture.  Mad Max: Fury Road was the leading recipient of statuettes with six Oscars.

2016 / 88th Academy Award winners:

Best Picture
Spotlight - Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, Producers

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

The Revenant, Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Film Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road - Margaret Sixel

Foreign Language Film
Son of Saul (Hungary)

Original Score
The Hateful Eight - Ennio Morricone

Production Design
Mad Max: Fury Road
Production Design: Colin Gibson; Set Decoration: Lisa Thompson

Visual Effects
Ex Machina
Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett

Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short - Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay

Original Screenplay
Spotlight - Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy

Animated Feature Film
Inside Out - Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera

The Revenant - Emmanuel Lubezki

Costume Design
Mad Max: Fury Road - Jenny Beavan

Documentary Feature
Amy- Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees

Documentary Short Subject
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness - Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Makeup and Hairstyling
Mad Max: Fury Road - Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin

Original Song
“Writing’s On The Wall” from Spectre
Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

Animated Short Film
Bear Story - Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala

Live Action Short Film
Stutterer - Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage

Sound Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road - Mark Mangini and David White

Sound Mixing
Mad Max: Fury Road - Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo


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