2016 Oscar Results


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By: Dan Buser

Brie Larson, winner of the award for best actress in a leading role for “Room”, attends the Governors Ball after the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Al Powers/Invision/AP)

Brie Larson, winner of the award for best actress in a leading role for “Room”, attends the Governors Ball after the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Al Powers/Invision/AP)

The Oscar season is finally over with the ceremony that was held on February 28th. Chris Rock did an admiral job hosting the Oscars, mainly focusing on the “Oscars so white” controversy as the main point of his jokes. The night also saw performances from Sam Smith, Lady Gaga, and many more. As always, the night had some surprises and emotional moments. The following are the nominees and the winners of the 88th Academy Awards.

Best Picture: The nominees are The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Room, Spotlight.

WINNER: Spotlight

Best Director: The nominees are Lenny Abrahamson, George Miller, Tom McCarthy, Adam McKay, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

WINNER: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Actor in a Leading Role: The nominees are Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Leonardo Dicaprio, Michael Fassbender, Eddie Redmayne.

WINNER: Leonardo Dicaprio

Actress in a Leading Role: The nominees are Brie Larson, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlotte Rampling, Saoirse Ronan.

WINNER: Brie Larson

Actor in a Supporting Role: The nominees are Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Mark Ruffalo, Mark Rylance, Sylvester Stallone.

WINNER: Mark Rylance

Actress in a Supporting Role: The nominees are Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rooney Mara,

Rachel Mcadams, Alicia Vikander, Kate Winslet.

WINNER: Alicia Vikander

Best Original ScreenPlay: The nominees are Bridge of Spies, Ex Machina, Inside Out, Spotlight, Straight Outta Compton.

Tom McCarthy, left, and Josh Singer pose with the award for best original screenplay for “Spotlight” in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Tom McCarthy, left, and Josh Singer pose with the award for best original screenplay for “Spotlight” in the press room at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

WINNER: Spotlight

Best Adapted Screenplay: The nominees are The Big Short, Brooklyn, Carol, The Martian, Room.

WINNER: The Big Short

Best Foreign Film: The nominees are Embrace of the Serpent, Mustang, Son of Saul, Theeb,     A War.

WINNER: Son of Saul

Best Animated Feature: The nominees are Anomalisa, Inside Out, Shaun the Sheep, Boy and the Wild, When Marnie Was There.

WINNER: Inside Out

Best Cinematography: The nominees are Carol, The Hateful Eight, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, Sicario.

WINNER: The Revenant

Best Production Design: The nominees are Bridge of Spies, The Danish Girl, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant.

WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Film Editing: The nominees are The Big Short, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Spotlight.

WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Visual Effect: The nominees are Ex Machina, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

WINNER: Ex Machina

Best Make Up: The nominees are Mad Max: Fury Road, The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, The Revenant.

WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Sound Mixing: The nominees are: Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Sicario, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Sound Editing The nominees are:  Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Sicario, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road  

Best Costume Design The nominees are: Carol, Cinderella, The Danish Girl, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant.

WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Original Score The nominees are: Bridge of Spies, Carol, The Hateful Eight, Sicario, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

WINNER: The Hateful Eight

Best Original Song The nominees are: Earned it, TIl it Happens to you, Writings on the Wall, Manta Ray, Simple Song3.

WINNER: Writing’s on the Wall

Best Documentary Feature: The nominees are Amy, Cartel Land, The Look of Silence, What Happened Miss Simone?, Winter on fire: Ukraine’s fight for Freedom.

WINNER: Amy

Best Documentary Short: The nominees are Body Team 12, Chau Beyond the Lines, Claude Lanzmann, A Girl in the River, Last Day of Freedom.

WINNER: A Girl in the River

Best Live-Action Short: The nominees are  Ava Maria, Day One, Everything Will Be Okay, Shok, Stutterer.

WINNER: Stutterer

Best Animated Short: The nominees are Bear Story, Prologue, Sanjay’s Superteam, We Can’t Live Without Cosmos, World of Tomorrow.

WINNER: Bear Story

This years awards were difficult to predict as there were many excellent nominees. This year’s ceremony also had to overcome a large amount of  controversy. Despite many great performances by black actors and directors, none were nominated, which was a large source of the trouble. Nonetheless, the golden statuettes were handed out to what the academy thought were the best directors, performances, and movies. Now the whole process begins again as a new batch of movies and filmmakers strive to achieve Oscar gold in the future 2017 Academy Awards.