Oscar Winners 2016: The Complete List

Spotlight won Best Picture tonight at the 88th Annual Academy Awards, handed out at the Dolby Theatre inHollywood. Mad Max: Fury Road came into the night with the second-most nominations — 10 — and won six trophies, twice as many Oscars as its closest rival. The Revenant, which had a leading 12 noms, and Spotlight were the only other films to win multiple awards, with three and two respectively.

87th Annual Academy Awards - Backstage And AudienceAlejandro G. Inarritu won Best Director for The Revenant, becoming the only third helmer to win back-to-back Oscars and the first since Joseph L. Mankiewicz in 1949-50. The film also scored the first Academy Award for Leonardo DiCaprio, who won Best Actor in his sixth nom. Room star Brie Larson won Best Actress, her first Oscar in her first nomination.

Spotlight‘s win bookended the Oscars, as it won the night’s first award for Best Original Screenplay.

Amid the outcry and protests over the lack of diversity in the acting nominees this year, Chris Rock is taking his second turn as Oscar host. The first-time telecast producers are Reginald Hudlin and David Hill.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Best Picture

Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, Producers

Best Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Best Actress

Brie Larson, Room

Best Directing

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant, 

Best Original Song

“Writing’s On The Wall” from Spectre
Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

Best Original Score

The Hateful Eight
Ennio Morricone

Best Foreign Language Film

Son of Saul (Hungary)

Best Live Action Short Film
Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armtiage

Best Documentary Feature
Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees

Best Documentary Short Subject

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Best Supporting Actor

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Best Animated Feature Film

Inside Out
Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera

Best Animated Short Film

Bear Story
Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala

Best Visual Effects

Ex Machina
Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett

Best Sound Mixing

Mad Max: Fury Road
Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo

Best Sound Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road
Mark Mangini and David White

Best Film Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road
Margaret Sixel

Best Cinematography

The Revenant
Emmanuel Lubezki

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Mad Max: Fury Road
Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin

Best Production Design

Mad Max: Fury Road
Production Design: Colin Gibson; Set Decoration: Lisa Thompson

Best Costume Design

Mad Max: Fury Road
Jenny Beavan

Best Supporting Actress

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Adapted Screenplay

The Big Short
Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay

Best Original Screenplay

Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy


  1. Sorry Charlie, but The Rev’s cinematography award carries a lot more weight than Fury Road’s technical awards. If the Rev wins best film & actor, FR’s quota won’t matter.

    1. You never heard of some of those movies? Well, norman, you are not a film buff, that’s for sure. This was a good year for films with social relevance, and/or human perseverance over insurmountable odds. The nominees were all worthy.

  2. I can see a lot of work went into the making of Mad Max…I saw the movie. I have not yet seen the Revenant, so I cannot judge; however, I personally would have not picked Mad Max. I thought it was an odd movie. Neverthess, I appreciate all the hard work it took to create it.

    1. It was kind of refreshing, though, that an “action” movie, and one in a series, got to take home several awards. Recognition for the excellent technical work on sound, production design, and costume/hair was likely well-deserved (haven’t seen it). I admit, I am not convinced editing shouldn’t have gone to either “The Martian” or “Revenant.”

  3. The Academy got it wrong again. You can’t give Spotlight best film for it’s screenplay when you’ve already acknowledge The Rev had superior acting, cinematography, & directing.
    What about Ex-Machina? Like 2008’s Button, the film won best visual effects that were tied solely to one actor’s performance! At least Pitt got a nom. Both Pitt & Vikander gave unforgettable performances in these unique roles. Can the same be said of Penn in Milk or Larson in Room?
    If the Academy is so blind to their prejudice in this then they should do the next best thing. Add a new award category for best effects driven performance. They can get all the honorees like Serkis they failed to acknowledge in the past on the stage.
    Cut down political speeches like Biden’s, & time devoted to best sound & sound editing to fit it in. In this day & age the best effects driven performance including motion capture carries a ton more weight.

  4. I honestly cannot believe how many Oscars a crappy movie like Mad Max won over The Martian and Star Wars. I mean seriously, best costume and set design? They filmed in it a flipping desert and wore no shirts half the time. Someone got paid off.

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