The 2016 Oscar Winners List: ‘Spotlight’ Shines, Leo Gets His Gold

The 88th Academy Awards

The full winners of this year’s Academy Awards have been announced on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, with Spotlight taking the honor of best film, while Mad: Max Fury Road picked up the most with six.

As expected, Leonardo DiCaprio took home an Oscar for acting, while DGA winner Alejandro G. Innaritu repeated his best director win. You can check out the full list of nominees HERE. See below the full list of winners:

  • Best Picture – Spotlight
  • Best Actress – Brie Larson, Room
  • Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
  • Directing  – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant
  • Best Supporting Actress – Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
  • Best Supporting Actor – Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
  • Animated Feature Film – Inside Out
  • Documentary Feature – Amy
  • Foreign Language Film – Son of Saul, Hungary
  • Adapted Screenplay – Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short
  • Original Screenplay – Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
  • Original Score – Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
  • Original Song – “The Writing’s on the Wall” by Sam Smith
  • Film Editing – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Production Design – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Sound Editing – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Sound Mixing – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Visual Effects – Ex Machina
  • Cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant
  • Costume Design – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Makeup and Hairstyling – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Animated Short Film – Bear Story
  • Live Action Short Film – Stutterer
  • Documentary Short Subject – A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Elsewhere, host Chris Rock nailed the opening monologue at the 88th Academy Awards addressing the Hollywood diversity issue. “If they nominated host, I wouldn’t even get this job,” he said. “Y’all would be watching Neil Patrick Harris right now.” However, Rock, clad in a white tuxedo, also was deriding Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith for their much publicized boycott of the Oscars, saying, “It’s not fair that Will Smith was this good in Concussion and didn’t get nominated. It’s also not fair that Will was paid $20 million for Wild Wild West!”

Cool to see Ex Machina get some love; sad to see Miller miss out on the best director. Congrats to all of this year’s winners and nominees.