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Oscars 2016: Who won, what?

Oscars 2016: Who won, what?

29/02/2016Movies

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So that’s it for another year. Yes it’s time to roll up the red carpet, put the tuxedo back in the back of the wardrobe and toss that acceptance speech in the bin because the Oscars are over for another year. But who won big at the 88th Academy Awards Ceremony in LA? From Mad Max: Fury Road to The Revenant here’s our run down of who won what, and what happened at last night’s show. 

Best Original Screenplay

From L –R: Batman, Sabretooth, The Hulk, Dr Strange’s girlfriend, Howard Stark, Some Guy

From L –R: Batman, Sabretooth, The Hulk, Dr Strange’s girlfriend, Howard Stark, Some Guy

In an unsurprising dose of self-indulgence - this is the Oscars after all - the evening’s running this year supposedly followed the filmmaking process itself. As a result the people who are responsible for turning a blank page into a blockbuster were first up with Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer surprising no one by scooping the Best Original Screenplay award for Spotlight

Best Original Score

You go, Awesome Guitar Dude!

You go, Awesome Guitar Dude!

After Mad Max: Fury Road had helped itself to a fistful of technical awards, there was a richly deserved standing ovation among the gaggle of A-listers crammed inside the Dolby Theatre for 87-year-old Ennio Morricone who won the Best Original Score gong for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight. Morricone had previously won an honorary Oscar in 2007, but this was his first competitive award, finally fixing one of the Academy’s biggest oversights of recent years. 

Best Animated Picture

And the Awards for All The Feels goes to…

And the Awards for All The Feels goes to…

While Pixar’s Inside Out was hardly a surprise winner in this category, what did raise a few eyebrows was the fact that the actual Oscar was awarded by Woody and Buzz from Toy Story. Imagine having one of the greatest achievements of your life recognized by a bad animated skit! And if you think that’s bad have some sympathy for Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala the directors of Best Animated Short Bear Story, which was presented by the Minions. No, really. 

Best Documentary 

The award for Amy apparently went home in a reasonably priced car

The award for Amy apparently went home in a reasonably priced car

Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees won the night’s big documentary award for Amy, a movie the duo described as “all about showing the world who she really was, not the tabloid persona.” Perhaps the bigger draw on the night was in the Best Documentary Short category, which was hilariously presented by Louis CK who said of the filmmakers: “These people will never be rich as long as they live…This Oscar is going home in a Honda Civic” 

Best Supporting Actress

The other Danish girl in The Danish Girl

The other Danish girl in The Danish Girl

Went to Alicia Vikander who won the little gold man at the first time of asking for her performance in The Danish Girl.

Best Supporting Actor 

Mark Rylance bought it home for the Brits

Mark Rylance bought it home for the Brits

Mark Rylance, the 56-year-old Brit who was absolutely fantastic in Bridge of Spies, delivered an endearing speech after taking home the Best Supporting Actor honours. There’s no doubt that Rylance deserves his mantle place trinket, even if Sly Stallone’s return as Rocky Balboa in Creed would have been the populist choice, if only because the actor was as giddy as a child on the red carpet during the build up to the evening’s main event. 

Best Director

Alejandro G. Inarritu, seen here directing

Alejandro G. Inarritu, seen here directing

Alejandro G. Inarritu made history by becoming just the third director to have won Oscars in two consecutive ceremonies after scooping the Best Director honours for The Revenant, just a year after claiming the top prize for Birdman. Inarritu joins Joseph L. Mankiewicz - who won the award in 1949 and 1950 for A Letter to Three Wives and All About Eve, alongside John Ford who won in 1939 and 1940 for The Grapes of Wrath and How Green Was My Valley

Best Actress

Yeah, I think a small gold statue will really brighten the place up a bit

Yeah, I think a small gold statue will really brighten the place up a bit

Despite an extensive acting career, you’d be forgiven for not having heard of Brie Larson ahead of this year’s awards season. However the chances are you’ll be hearing the 26-year-old star’s name a lot more in the coming weeks after the she justifiably was honoured for her immense performance in Lenny Abrahamson’s Room

Best Actor

King of the World! (source: Twitter/@TheFlippist)

King of the World! (source: Twitter/@TheFlippist)

Finally. After six nominations (including this year) and 3504 minutes of screen time, Leo finally won his Oscar much to the pleasure of the crowd who stood in unison, if not relief, to applaud the actor who was finally rewarded for his work.  

Best Picture

Michael Keaton’s reaction was the real winner of the night (source: Twitter/@frankthorpnbc)

Michael Keaton’s reaction was the real winner of the night (source: Twitter/@frankthorpnbc)

Bookending the evening’s entertainment Spotlight got its second award and it was the big one. It looked like the critically adored film about The Boston Globe’s investigative journalists would be the evening’s bridesmaid after missing out in the Best Supporting Actress (Rachel McAdams), Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo) and Best Director (Tom McCarthy) categories. However it was all smiles by the end of the night, as confetti rained on the cast and crew of this year’s Best Picture. 

Everything else…

The brilliant Mad Max: Fury Road was one of the big winners on the night with George Miller’s movie winning big in the technical categories including Costume Design, Sound Mixing and Editing. 

It was a great night for Mad Max director George Miller and his wife Margaret Sixel (source: Twitter/@tivoti)

It was a great night for Mad Max director George Miller and his wife Margaret Sixel (source: Twitter/@tivoti)

Chris Rock

Host Chris Rock was a hit, with a hilarious opening monologue that didn’t shy away from this year’s pre-ceremony controversy. And not to be outdone by Ellen’s 2014 pizza skit, the standup comic fed the famous masses on cookies raising more than $65,243 for his daughters’ Girl Scout group in the process.

“Nothing to see here, just Matt Damon and Christian Bale sharing Girl Scout cookies across the aisle” (source: Twitter/@thecut)

“Nothing to see here, just Matt Damon and Christian Bale sharing Girl Scout cookies across the aisle” (source: Twitter/@thecut)

The format

In an effort to cut down on the seemingly endless acceptance speeches, this year’s Oscars came complete with an annoying scroll of pre-written thank yous along the bottom of the screen. The end result was every inch as rubbish as it sounds, apart from this little gem spotted during the acceptance speech for Best Animated Picture.

The Docter kids will be very happy this morning (source: Twitter/@michcholl)

The Docter kids will be very happy this morning (source: Twitter/@michcholl)

Performances

Lady Gaga’s emotional rendition of Til It Happens To You, alongside a stage filled with sexual-assault survivors, drew the evening’s biggest standing ovation - and rightfully so.

Lady Gaga put in an emotional performance (source: Twitter/@LGMonsterFacts)

Lady Gaga put in an emotional performance (source: Twitter/@LGMonsterFacts)

While at the other end of the spectrum Sacha Baron Cohen received one of the evening’s biggest laughs when in full Ali G garb, the actor described himself as “yet another token black presenter.” 

Ali g is in da house!

Ali g is in da house!

 

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