Oscar Winners

This past Sunday, the 88th Academy Awards aired in Los Angeles, recognizing exceptional talent on screen and behind the scenes. Oscar viewers got a taste of comedy thanks to host Chris Rock. He brought humor to the show by helping his daughter’s Girl Scout troupe sell $65,243 worth of cookies (in case you were wondering, Kate Winslet nabbed a box of Tagalongs, and Christian Bale was spotted munching on Thin Mints).

Some viewers were shocked when Sylvester Stallone didn’t get the Oscar for his role in Creed, but out hearts did go on when Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar, taking home the granddaddy of them all, Best Actor. Twenty years in the making Leo but we never gave up hope! Overall it was a great night for cinema. Congratulations to all nominees and special congratulations to the night’s winners. Here is a full list of the night’s winners:

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

            Spotlight: written by Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

            The Big Short: screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay

Best Visual Effects

            Ex Machina, Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardinton, and Sara Bennett

Best Sound Mixing

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

Best Sound Editing

            Mad Max: Fury Road: Mark Mangini and David White

Best Short Film (Live Action)

            Stutterer, Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage.

Best Short Film (Animated)

            Bear Story: Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala

Best Production Design

            Colin Gibson (Production Design); Lisa Thompson (Set Decoration)

Best Music (Original Song)

            “Writing’s On The Wall” from Spectre, Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Samth Smith

Music (Original Score)

            The Hateful Eight: Ennio Morricone

Makeup and Hairstyling

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

Foreign Language Film

            Son of Soul: Hungary; Directed by Laszlo Nemes

Film Editing

            Mad Max: Fury Road: Margaret Sixel

Documentary (Short Subject)

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

Documentary (Feature)

            Amy, Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees

Best Directing

            The Revenant: Alejandro G. Inarritu

Costume Design

Mad Max: Fury Road: Jenny Beavan

Best Cinematography

            The Revenant: Emmanuel Lubezki

Best Animated Feature Film

            Inside Out: Peter Docter and Jonas Rivera

Best Actress in Supporting Role

            Alicia Vikander: The Danish Girl

Actor in Supporting Role

            Mark Rylance: Bridge of Spies

Best Actress in a Leading Role

            Brie Larson: Room

Actor in a Leading Role

            Leonardo DiCaprio: The Revenant

Best Picture

            Spotlight: Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, and Byle Pagon Fust