The Academy Awards took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on 28 February, with many eyes on Leonardo DiCaprio and his nomination for The Revenant.

The Revenant, The Big Short, Spotlight, and Mad Max Fury Road were the main contenders – all competing across multiple categories.


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The Oscar winners are listed below.

  • Best Original Screenplay – Spotlight (Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay – The Big Short (Charles Randolph & Adam McKay)
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)
  • Best Costume Design – Mad Max: Fury Road (Jenny Beavan)
  • Best Production design – Mad Max: Fury Road (Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson)
  • Best Makeup and Hairstyling – Mad Max: Fury Road (Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin)
  • Best Cinematography – The Revenant (Emmanuel Lubezki)
  • Best Film Editing – Mad Max: Fury Road (Margaret Sixel)
  • Best Sound Editing – Mad Max: Fury Road (Mark Mangini and David White)
  • Best Sound Mixing – Mad Max: Fury Road (Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo)
  • Best Visual Effects – Ex Machina (Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett)
  • Best Short Film (Animated) – Bear Story (Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala)
  • Best Animated Feature Film – Inside Out (Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera)
  • Best Supporting Actor – Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)
  • Best Documentary (Short Subject) – A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy)
  • Best Documentary Feature – Amy (Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees)
  • Best Short Film (Live Action) – Stutterer (Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage)
  • Best Foreign Film – Son of Saul (Directed by László Nemes)
  • Best Original Score – The Hateful Eight (Ennio Morricone)
  • Best Original Song – “Writing’s On The Wall” from Spectre (Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith)
  • Best Director – Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The Revenant)
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role – Brie Larson (Room)
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role – Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
  • Best Picture – Spotlight

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