This is it, folks. The big one. The White People’s Choice Awards Academy Awards just wrapped up at the Dolby Theater, and the newest batch of cinema’s elite have been honoured with weird, anthropomorphic statuettes. 

While it was heralded as a damn fine piece of storytelling, Spotlight has become the latest ‘outsider’ to nab Best Picture. Not unheralded: Leonardo DiCaprio, a bloke who you may have gathered hasn’t had the greatest Oscars luck, finally took out the big one for The Revenant. Joining him as Best Actress is Brie Larson, for her turn in Room. 

Mad Max: Fury Road absolutely cleaned up for the technical but oh-so-grungy mastery displayed on-screen. Jenny Beavan was honoured for her contributions to costume design – anybody who took a gander at Immortan Joe’s fucked-up face-piece knows she was a shoo-in – while Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin were given the nod in makeup and styling, for their subtle use of chrome spray-paint. 

The fact all those chase scenes (scratch that, the whole film is a chase scene) didn’t devolve into sandy chaos was largely down to Margaret Sixel, who took the gong for best film editing; the whole ‘Strayan universe created within was honoured for its production design. Definitely not mediocre. 

Behold The Full Rundown Of Every Single Winner At This Year’s Oscars

There were other movies too, apparently. Some included bears, boxing, bank loans and the inside of a little girl’s head, and some of them were actually pretty decent. Have a gander:

Best Picture
The Big Short
Bridge Of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight (WINNER)

Actor In A Leading Role
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
Matt Damon – The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant (WINNER)
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmaybe – The Danish Girl

Actress In A Leading Role
Cate Blanchett – Carol
Brie Larson – Room (WINNER)
Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn

Actor In A Supporting Role
Christian Bale – The Big Short
Tom Hardy – The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight
Mark Rylance – Bridge Of Spies (WINNER)
Sylvester Stallone – Creed

Actress In A Supporting Role
Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara – Carol 
Rachel McAdams – Spotlight
Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl (WINNER)
Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

Animated Feature Film
Anomalisa
Boy & The World
Inside Out (WINNER)
Shaun The Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

Achievement in Cinematography
Ed Lachman – Carol
Robert Richardson – The Hateful Eight
John Seale – Mad Max: Fury Road
Emmanuel Lubezki – The Revenant (WINNER)
Roger Deakins – Sicario

Achievement in Costume Design
Sandy Powell – Carol
Sandy Powell – Cinderella
Paco Delgado – The Danish Girl
Jenny Beavan – Mad Max: Fury Road (WINNER)

Achievement in Directing

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

Best Documentary (Feature)
Amy (WINNER)

What Happened, Miss Simone?

The Look Of Silence

Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom

Best Documentary (Short Subject)

Body Team 12

Chau, beyond the Lines
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres Of The Shoah
A Girl In The River: The Price Of Forgiveness (WINNER)
Last Day Of Freedom

Achievement in Film Editing
Hank Corwin – The Big Short
Margaret Sixel – Mad Max: Fury Road (WINNER) 
Stephen Mirrione – The Revenant
Tom McArdle – Spotlight

Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Foreign Language Film
Embrace of the Serpent
Mustang
Son of Saul (WINNER)

Theeb
A War

Achievement in Makeup And Styling

Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin – Mad Max: Fury Road (WINNER) 

Love Larson and Eva von Bahr – The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared

Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini – The Revenant

Achievement in Music (Original Score)
Thomas Newman – Bridge Of Spies

Carter Burwell – Carol
Ennio Morricone – The Hateful Eight (WINNER)

Jóhann Jóhannsson – Sicario
John Williams – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Achievement in Music (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 (WINNER)

Achievement in Production Design
Adam Stockhausen (Production Design); Rena DeAngelo and Bernhard Henrich (Set Decoration) – Bridge Of Spies

Eve Stewart (Production Design); Michael Standish (Set Decoration) – The Danish Girl

Colin Gibson (Production Design); Lisa Thompson (Set Decoration) – Mad Max: Fury Road (WINNER)

Arthur Max (Production Design); Celia Bobak (Set Decoration) – The Martian

Jack Fisk (Production Design); Hamish Purdy (Set Decoration) – The Revenant

Best Short Film (Animated)
Bear Story (WINNER)
Prologue
Sanjay’s Super Team
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
World Of Tomorrow

Short Film (Live Action)
Ave Maria
Day One
Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)
Shok
Stutterer (WINNER)

Achievement in Sound Editing
Mark Mangini and David WHite – Mad Max: Fury Road (WINNER)
Oliver Tarney – The Martian

Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender – The Revenant
Alan Robert Murray – Sicario
Mathew Wood and David Accord – Star Wars: The Force Awakens 

Achievement in Sound Mixing

Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Drew Kunin – Bridge of Spies

Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo – Mad Max: Fury Road (WINNER)

Paul Massey, Mark Taylor and Mac Ruth – The Martian 

Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Randy Thom and Chris Duesterdiek – The Revenant

Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Achievement in Visual Effects

Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett – Ex Machina (WINNER)

Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver and Andy Williams – Mad Max: Fury Road

Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence and Steven Warner – The Martian

Rich McBride, Matthew Shumway, Jason Smith and Cameron Waldbauer – The Revenant

Achievement in Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Charles Randolph and Adam McKay – The Big Short (WINNER)
Nick Hornby – Brooklyn
Phyllis Nagy – Carol
Drew Goddard – The Martian
Emma Donoghue – Room


Achievement in Writing (Original Screenplay) 

Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen – Bridge of Spies
Alex Garland – Ex Machina
Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen – Inside Out
Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy – Spotlight (WINNER)
Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff – Straight Outta Compton

Source: The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. 
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