And the Winners Are: 2016 Academy Awards Edition

Spotlight is your Best Picture, but Mad Max: Fury Road was the top winner—and also some guy named Leo.

Last night at the 88th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, a notable performance by a bear won an Oscar. Alas, it was not the bear from The Revenant—whom Leonardo DiCaprio did not even think to thank in his acceptance speech for Best Actor!—but it was the team behind Bear Story, which won for Best Animated Short. DiCaprio, who was earning his long-overdue first award, did manage to mention something worthwhile, however, by emphasizing the dire state of climate change—a relevant topic to more than just The Revenant.

Chris Rock, for his part as host, did not waste any time in addressing all the controversy of this year’s nominees, and he did a good job of it (except for that devastatingly awkward bit from Stacey Dash, which, who knows whose idea that was).

Talk aside, this was a show for picking the year’s best in filmmaking, and, as absolutely no one would have predicted this time last year, Mad Max: Fury Road was the top winner. Yes, George Miller’s follow-up to Happy Feet 2 won six Academy Awards.

Besides that, Emmanuel Lubezki’s win for cinematography in The Revenant was notable, as it makes him the first ever to win the award three years in a row, as was Alejandro Iñárritu’s win for directing, which makes him the third person to win that award two years in a row.

The crowning film of the night, however, was Spotlight, which was a deserving, if somewhat surprising decision. Shows just how far things have come since 1977—when a fantastic journalistic procedural somehow lost to a Rocky movie. The future is good.

Check out the list of winners below.


BEST PICTURE

The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

BEST DIRECTOR

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

BEST ACTOR in a leading role

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

BEST ACTRESS
in a leading role

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

BEST ACTOR in a supporting role

Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

BEST ACTRESS in a supporting role

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

BEST WRITING adapted screenplay

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

BEST WRITING original screenplay

Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Bridge of Spies
Alex Garland, Ex Machina
Pete Doctor, Meg LeFauce, and Josh Cooley, Inside Out
Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
Jonathan Herman, Andrea Berloff, Straight Outta Compton

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

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

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant
Edward Lachman, Carol
Roger Deakins, Sicario
John Seale, Mad Max: Fury Road
Robert Richardson, The Hateful Eight

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

BEST DOCUMENTARY feature

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

BEST FILM EDITING

The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Spotlight
Star Wars: The Force Awakens 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Son of Saul
Mustang
A War
Embrace of the Serpent
Theeb

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

The Revenant
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared
Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST MUSIC original score

Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Carter Burwell, Carol
John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Thomas Newman, Bridge of Spies
Johann Johannson, Sicario

BEST MUSIC original song

“Earned It,” Fifty Shades of Grey
“Manta Ray,” Racing Extinction
“Til It Happens to You,” The Hunting Ground
“Simple Song #3,” Youth
“Writing’s On the Wall,” Spectre

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

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

BEST SOUND EDITING

Mad Max: Fury Road
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Martian
Sicario
The Revenant

BEST SOUND MIXING

Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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