The 88th Academy Awards were rife with controversy from the moment the nominations were announced and host Chris Rock wasted no time poking fun at all of it. His opening specifically mocked Will and Jada Pinkett Smith for boycotting the show.
Arguably the night’s biggest moment came when Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his first Oscar for Best Actor in The Revenant. This year marked his fifth nomination. He ended his speech by stressing the threat of climate change.
The night’s big winner was Mad Max: Fury Road which took home six awards.
One of the evening’s biggest shockers came when Sylvester Stallone lost to Mark Rylance in the Best Supporting Actor category.
The first award of the night was presented by Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron for Best Original Screenplay and it went to Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy for Spotlight.
The sketch about finding roles for black actors in this year’s movie which featured Whoopi Goldberg, Tracy Morgan, and Leslie Jones.
The crowd went silent when Chris brought Fox News correspondent Stacey Dash out for a gag about her being the new recruiter hired to find black people to join the Academy.
Chris introduced Michael B. Jordan as a “should’ve been nominee.”
C-3PO , R2-D2, and BB-8 took the stage to recognize John Williams for his 50th Oscar nomination.
(Source: Pulse of Radio)
Best Original Screenplay: Spotlight
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short
Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Best Costume Design: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Production Design: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Cinematography: The Revenant
Best Film Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Sound Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Sound Mixing: Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Visual Effects: Ex-Machina
Best Animated Short: Bear Story
Best Animated Feature: Inside Out
Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Best Documentary Short: A Girl in the River
Best Documentary Feature: Amy
Best Live Action Short Film: Stutterer
Best Foreign Film: Son of Saul, Hungary
Best Original Score: Ennio Morricone,The Hateful Eight
Best Original Song: “Writings on the Wall” by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith
Best Director: Alejandro G Iñárritu, The Revenant
Best Actress: Brie Larson, The Room
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Best Picture: Spotlight