#OSCARS2016: LeonardoDiCaprio finally wins; Spotlight is Best Picture

Hollywood heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio is finally recognized by Oscar voters as he was named Best Actor at the 88th annual Academy Awards. Leo won for his performance in The Revenant.


Mad Max: Fury Road took home the most number of awards at the 88th annual Academy Awards, held at the Dolby Theatre, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, this Sunday, February 28 (February 29 morning, Manila time).

It won a total of six trophies, but all of it were for technical categories.

But it was the drama film Spotlight which won Best Picture, which was also awarded Best Original Screenplay.

Mexican director Alejandro Gonzales Iñárritu, on the other hand, was named Best Director for his work in The Revenant.

This is the second consecutive Best Director award for Iñárritu, who also won last year for Birdman.

As expected, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brie Larson picked up the Oscars for Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively.

DiCaprio finally won his first Oscar trophy for his performance in The Revenant, while Larson won for her role in Room.

British actor Mark Rylance and Swedish actress Alicia Vikander also won their first Oscars in the supporting categories.

Rylance won for the spy drama Bridge of Spies, while Vikander was honored for her role in the gender-bender drama The Danish Girl.

This year's Oscars host is comedian Chris Rock, who devoted most of his opening monologue talking about racial diversity.

This stemmed from the fact that there was "no black nominees" this year.

Rock said: "Why are we protesting this Oscars? It's the 88th Academy Awards, which means this 'no black nominees' thing happened at least 71 other times.

"You got to figure that it happened in the 50s, in the 60s. One of those years, Sidney [Poitier] didn't put out a movie.

"I'm sure there were no black nominees some of those years, say ??62?? or ??63. Black people did not protest.

"Why? Because we had real things to protest at the time.

"We were too busy being raped and lynched to care about who won best cinematographer.

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"When your grandmother's swinging from a tree, it's really hard to care about best documentary foreign short."

This drew flak from some netizens.

The winners in the 88th Academy Awards:

Best Picture
Spotlight

Best Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Best Actress
Brie Larson, Room

Best Director
The Revenant, Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Best Supporting Actor
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Best Supporting Actress
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best Original Screenplay
Spotlight, Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short, Charles Randolph and Adam McKay

Best Animated Feature
Inside Out

Best Documentary Feature
Amy

Best Foreign Language Film
Son of Saul, Hungary

Best Original Score
The Hateful Eight, Ennio Morricone

Best Original Song
??Writing??s on the Wall,?? Spectre (Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith)

Best Cinematography
The Revenant

Best Film Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Production Design
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Costume Design
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Animated Short
Bear Story

Best Visual Effects
Ex Machina

Best Sound Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Sound Mixing
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Documentary Short
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Best Live Action Short
Stutterer


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