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2016 Academy Award Winners

"I'm here at the Academy Awards - otherwise known as the White People's Choice Awards.". Chris Rock was on fire tonight, and used his Oscar opening monologue as a vehicle to address the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. That's exactly what one would have expected and I absolutely loved it.


Jokes aside, Chris's message was clear, black actors must get the same opportunities as white actors, not just once. And this also applies to other minorities as well.

Back to the ceremony, Lady Gaga brought to the stage the abuse survivors, but The Weeknd was the best musical act and had the best original song in my opinion.

"Mad Max: Fury Road" got a love of love, and "The Revenant" almost left high and dry. But without further ado, let's see this years winners and losers.

Best Picture

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

I wanted "The Revenant" or "Mad Max: Fury Road" to win, but it was quite obvious "Spotlight" was going to win because it is the most important film of this year. I'm just glad "The Big Short" didn't win.


Best Actor

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

Leo finally won the damn award, and used his speech to discuss climate change. But first of all he thanked Tom Hardy, how sweet is that? And his moment with Kate? Aww!

Best Actress

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

Brie won as expected and she gave a beautiful speech thanking film festivals for showing the film, and moviegoers for going to see the movie. 


Best Supporting Actor

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

What a huge and beautiful surprise! Mark Rylance won over Stallone. I still can't believe it.


Best Supporting Actress

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

Damn! Wouldn't it be just perfect if both Leo and Kate won? Anyway, Alicia deserved it, even though she was not a supporting role. Smart move though, she would have never won over Brie.


Best Director

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

Two consecutive year, quite impressive.


Best Original Screenplay

Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton

Wow, this probably was the worst screenplay in the category. 


Best Adapted Screenplay

The Big Short
Brooklyn
Carol
The Martian
Room

And this was arguably the worst screenplay. 

Best Animated Feature

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


Best Animated Short

Beat Story
Prologue
Sanjay's Super Team
We Can't Live without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

Best Foreign Language Picture

Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia)
Mustang (France)
Son of Saul (Hungary)
Theeb (Jordan)
A War (Denmark)

Best Documentary Feature

Amy
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

Best Documentary Short Subject

Body Team 1
Chau, beyond the Lines
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Last Day of Freedom


Best Live-Action Short

Ave Maria
Day One
Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)
Shok
Stutterer


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

Best Production Design

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

Best Makeup & Hairstyling

Mad Max: Fury Road
The 100-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 Original Score

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

I'm so happy Ennio Morricone won. Time to show some national pride. 

Best Sound Mixing

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

Best Sound Editing

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

Best Cinematography

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


Best Original Song

Earned It (The Weeknd) - Fifty Shades of Grey
Manta Ray (J. Ralph & Antony) - Racing Extinction
Simple Song #3 (Sumi Jo) - Youth
Til It Happens to You (Lady Gaga) - The Hunting Ground
Writing's on the Wall (Sam Smith) - Spectre

Special Mention: Charlize Theron




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