The 88th Annual Academy Awards, hosted by Chris Rock, was where many stars gathered on Sunday. It was also where many well-deserved awards were given, starting off with Leonardo DiCaprio’s sought-after Best Actor trophy, “Mad Max: Fury Road” bagging a total of six major and minor awards, and “Spotlight” being heralded as this year’s Best Picture.
Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu (“The Revenant”) beat Adam McKay (“The Big Short”), Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight”), Lenny Abrahamson (“Room”), and George Miller (“Mad Max: Fury Road”) in the Best Director category.
Brie Larson took home the Best Actress award for her performance in “Room,” toppling Saoirse Ronan for “Brooklyn,” Jennifer Lawrence for “Joy,” Charlotte Rampling for “45 Years,” and Cate Blanchett for “Carol.”
Mark Rylance bagged the Best Supporting actor award for “Bridge of Spies,” defeating Sylvester Stallone, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hardy, and Christian Bale. Alicia Vikander won in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role in “The Danish Girl,” where she triumphed over fellow nominees Kate Winslet, Rachel McAdams, Rooney Mara, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
The film “Spotlight” won the Best Original Screenplay award while the Best Adapted Screenplay went to “The Big Short.” Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out” bagged the Best Animated Feature film trophy while the Best Foreign Language Film went to “Son of Saul,” a Hungarian film.
Other notable wins include “Amy” for the Best Documentary-Feature; “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” for Best documentary-Short Subject; “Stutterer” for Best Live Action Short Film; “Bear Story” for Best Animated Short Film; “The Hateful Eight” for Best Original Score; “Writing’s on the Wall” for Best Original Song; “Ex Machina” for Best Visual Effects; and, “The Revenant” for Best Cinematography.
“Mad Max: Fury Road” was awarded Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Production Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Costume Design, and Best Editing.
The complete list of this year’s annual Academy Awards nominees and winners may be viewed from the official Oscars website.