Los Angeles: The 88th Academy Awards saw more stars in Hollywood than there are in the sky. The 24 envelopes that carried the names of all the Oscar winners made history today.
The Dolby theatre was indeed seeing directors, screenplay writers, and actors with a lot of anticipation as to who would be holding the Oscar statuette that has stood on the mantels of the greatest filmmakers in history since 1929.
The event was hosted by Chris Rock. He began with quips about how ‘black people’ were excluded from the nominations. His humour had a message on the need for black people to get the same opportunities as every other white actor.
The leader of the pack in nominations were “The Revenant” with 12 nominations, including best picture and acting nominations for both Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead acting category and Tom Hardy for supporting actor. “Mad Max: Fury Road,” also a best-picture nominee, follows with 10 nominations.
The Best Actor award was bagged by Leonardo DiCaprio for the movie “Revenant”. The Best Picture award was bagged by the movie “Spotlight”.
However, the winners for Oscar 2016 are:
The Best Screenplay award was bagged for the movie “Spotlight” to writers Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer.
The Best Adaptive Screenplay was awarded to Charles Randolph and Adam Mckay for the movie “The Big Short”.
The Best Supporting Actress award was bagged by Alicia Vikander, for the movie “The Danish Girl”.
The Best Costume Design award was bagged by Jenny Beavan for “Mad Man: Fury Road”.
The Best Production House Award was presented to “The Mad Max: Fury Road”.
The award for the Best Make-Up Artist Lesley Vanderwalk, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin for “Mad Max: Fury Road”.
The award for the Best Cinematography was bagged by Emmanuel Lubezki for the movie “The Revenant”.
The award for the Best Film Editing was bagged by Margaret Sixel for the movie “Mad Max: Fury Road”.
The Best Sound Editing award was bagged by Mark Mangini and David White for the movie “Mad Max: Fury Road”.
The Best Sound Mixing award was bagged by Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo for the movie “Mad Max: Fury Road”.
The Oscar for Visual Effects was bagged by Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark.
The Best Animation Short Film was bagged by Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala for the movie Bear Story
The best Animated Feature Film award was bagged for the movie “Inside Out”. The award was presented to Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera.
The Best Actor in a supporting role award was bagged by Mark Rylance for the movie “Bridge of Spies”
The Best Documentary Short Film award was bagged by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy for her movie “A Girl in the River: The Price of the Forgiveness.”
The Best Documentary Feature Film award was bagged by Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees for the movie “Amy”.
The Best Live Action Short Film award was bagged by Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage for the movie “Stutterer”
The Best Foreign Language Film award was bagged by Laszlo Nemes for the movie “Son of Saul” from Hungary.
The Best Original Score award was bagged by Ennio Morricone for the “The Hurtful Night”
The Best Original Song award was bagged by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith for the movie “Spectre”.
The Best Director award was presented to Alejandro G Inarritu for the movie “Revenant”.
The Best Actress award was presented to Brie Larson for the movie “The Room”.
The Best Actor award was bagged by Leonardo DiCaprio for the movie “Revenant”. The Revenant is a 2015 American survival drama film directed, co-produced, and co-written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. The screenplay by Iñárritu and Mark L. Smith is based in part on Michael Punke’s novel with the same title, which is inspired by the experiences of frontiersman and fur trapper Hugh Glass in 1823, in what is now Montana and South Dakota. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Glass, and co-stars Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson and Will Poulter
The Best Picture was awarded to the movie “Spotlight”. The film follows The Boston Globe’s “Spotlight” team, the oldest continuously operating newspaper investigative journalist unit in the United States, and its investigation into cases of widespread and systemic child sex abuse in the Boston area by numerous Roman Catholic priests.
Bollywood Actor Priyanka Chopra made it to the Oscars this year, where she presented the nominees for the Best Film Editing. The 33-year-old Quantico star looked gorgeous and angelic in her costume- her hair pulled into a subtle pony with a centre part. She also rocked a very light, golden brown smokey eye.
Sam Smith who won the Best Original Score Award dedicated his award to all the LGBT community members. He asserted that ‘till date a gay man was never awarded an oscar’.