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'Spotlight' is Oscars 2016's Best Picture

By Cinema OnlineMovies - 29 February 2016 2:13 PM | Updated 9:09 AM

'Spotlight' is Oscars 2016's Best Picture

29 Feb - The 88th Academy Awards has wrapped up with "Spotlight" bringing home the biggest honour of the night.

The movie wins Best Picture as well as in another one of the six categories it was nominated in.

The biographical crime drama movie, which also won Best Original Screenplay, unbelievably beat big winners, "The Revenant" and "Mad Max: Fury Road".

For the second year in a row, director Alejandro G. Iñárritu's film received the most nominations as "The Revenant " competed in 12 categories, while "Mad Max: Fury Road " comes in second with ten nominations.

Though it was the latter that walked away with six wins (Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Production Design, Best Makeup, Best Costume Design and Best Film Editing), whereas the former bagged three including Best Cinematography and Best Director for Alejandro G. Iñárritu.

Meanwhile, one of the most prominent wins of the nights was none other than the long overdue Best Actor win by Leonardo DiCaprio. The award has eluded the actor for years but has finally fallen into his hands following his portrayal of legendary fur trapper Hugh Glass in "The Revenant".

Other winners of the night include "Ex Machina" (Best Visual Effects), "Inside Out" (Best Animated Feature Film), "Room" star, Brie Larson (Best Actress), and more.

Hosted by actor-comedian Chris Rock, the awards ceremony took place today at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California where 24 categories vied for the Oscars.

Rock addressed the recent #Oscarsowhite controversy by poking fun at the issue ("I counted like 15 black people in the montage," he said as he appeared on stage), before bringing it back to a full circle by saying, "We want black actors to get the same opportunities, not just once."

The awards ceremony was livened up with performances by Sam Smith (who sang the Best Original Song "Writing's on the Wall"), The Weeknd and Lady Gaga, as well as a tribute performance by Foo Fighter's Dave Grohl, who crooned The Beatles' "Blackbird" as photos of late actors and actresses flashed on the screen.

Below is the full winners list for the 88th Academy Awards:

Best Picture

"The Big Short"
"Bridge of Spies"
"Brooklyn"
"Mad Max: Fury Road"
"The Martian"
"The Revenant"
"Room"
"Spotlight"

Best Director

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

Best Actor

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

Best Actress

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

Best Supporting Actor

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

Best Supporting Actress

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

Best Original Screenplay

"Bridge of Spies"
"Ex Machina"
"Inside Out"
"Spotlight"
"Straight Outta Compton"

Best Adapted Screenplay

"The Big Short"
"Brooklyn"
"Carol"
"The Martian"
"Room"

Best Animated Feature Film

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

Best Foreign Language Film

"Embrace of the Serpent"
"Mustang"
"Son of Saul"
"Theeb"
"A War"

Best Documentary Feature

"Amy"
"Cartel Land"
"The Look of Silence"
"What Happened, Miss Simone?"
"Winter on Fire"

Best Documentary Short

"Body Team"
"Chau, Beyond the Lines"
"Claude Lanzmann"
"A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness"
"Last Day of Freedom"

Best Live Action Short Film

"Ave Maria"
"Day One"
"Everything Will Be Okay"
"Shok"
"Stutterer"

Best Animated Short

"Bear Story"
"Prologue"
"Sanjay's Super Team"
"We Can't Live Without Cosmos
"World of Tomorrow"

Best Original Score

"Bridge of Spies"
"Carol"
"The Hateful Eight"
"Sicario"
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Best Original Song

"Earned It", ("Fifty Shades of Grey")
"Manta Ray", ("Racing Extinction")
"Simple Song #3", ("Youth")
"Til It Happens to You", ("The Hunting Ground")
"Writing's on the Wall", ("Spectre")

Best Sound Editing

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

Best Sound Mixing

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

Best Production Design

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

Best Cinematography

"Carol"
"The Hateful Eight"
"Mad Max: Fury Road"
"The Revenant"
"Sicario"

Best Makeup and Hair Styling

"Mad Max: Fury Road"
"The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared"
"The Revenant"

Best Costume Design

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

Best Film Editing

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

Best Visual Effects

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