The results are in!  The 88th annual Academy Awards ceremony kicked off tonight at 8pm at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles with comedian Chris Rock, who returned as host amid the controversy over the lack of diversity among the Academy’s nominations. The Revenant was the front-runner of Hollywood’s biggest night of the year with 12 nominations. The film took home three awards, including Best Cinematography, Best Director, and Best Actor, marking Leonardo DiCaprio’s first Oscar win.  Mad Max: Fury Road, on the other hand, was on fire as it bagged six awards out of 10 nominations.

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You can find the complete list of nominees and winners (in bold) below: 

Best Picture:

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies


Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant




Best Actress:

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn 

Best Actor:

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl 


Best Supporting Actress:

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara, Carol

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs 

Best Supporting Actor:

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Sylvester Stallone, Creed 

Best Director:

The Big Short, Adam McKay

Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller

The Revenant, Alejandro G. Inarritu

Room, Lenny Abrahamson

Spotlight, Tom McCarthy 

Best Adapted Screenplay:

The Big Short, Charles Randolph and Adam McKay

Brooklyn, Nick Hornby

Carol, Phyllis Nagy

The Martian, Drew Goddard

Room, Emma Donoghue

Best Original Screenplay:

Bridge of Spies, Matt Charman and Ethan Coen and Joel Coen

Ex Machina, Alex Garland

Inside Out, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen

Spotlight, Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy

Straight Outta Compton, Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff

Best Animated Feature:


Boy and the World

Inside Out

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

Best Documentary Feature:


Cartel Land

Look of Silence

What Happened Miss Simone

Winter on Fire

Best Foreign Language Film:

Embrace of the Serpent, Colombia

Mustang, France

Son of Saul, Hungary

Theeb, Jordan

A War, Denmark

Best Original Score:

Bridge of Spies, Thomas Newman

Carol, Carter Burwell

The Hateful Eight, Ennio Morricone

Sicario, Johann Johannsson

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Williams

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Best Original Song:

“Earned It,” Fifty Shades of Grey (Music and Lyric by Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio)

“Manta Ray,” Racing Extinction (Music by J. Ralph and Lyric by Antony Hegarty) 

“Simple Song #3,” Youth (Music and Lyric by David Lang)

“Til it Happens to You,” The Hunting Ground (Music and Lyric by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga)

“Writing’s on the Wall,” Spectre (Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith)

Best Cinematography:


The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant


Best Film Editing:

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

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 and Hairstyling:

Mad Max: Fury Road

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared

The Revenant

Best Costume Design:



The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Best Animated Short:

Bear Story


Sanjay’s Super Team

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow


Best Visual Effects:

Ex Machina

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Best Sound Editing:

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant


Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Best Sound Mixing:

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Documentary Short:

Body Team 12

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)




(Image courtesy of 20th Century FOX)

Dean Bextor

Staff Writer, BuddyTV