"Spotlight" Wins Best Picture at 88th Oscars! See Full List of Winners! 


First of all, I'm very happy that my favorite film of the year, Tom McCarthy's "Spotlight," wins big at the 88th Academy Awards! I was losing hope after "The Big Short" won the Producers Guild Award and "The Revenant" zoomed onto the frontrunner status!

But no. At the night of the Oscars, "Spotlight" won two major awards including Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay!

Kudos to McCarthy and team!

My heart felt "Spotlight" would win but my mind said "The Revenant." See? The heart always wins!

Now, onto the show itself. I thought Chris Rock did a good job in softening the #OscarsSoWhite controversy! But the show itself? A bit of a bore. It felt long! Not quite the 4 hours and 23 minutes of the 74th Oscars but long nonetheless.

And really? Only Sam Smith, The Weeknd, and Lady Gaga were invited to perform the Best Original Song nominees? What about J. Ralph and Anohni who happens to be a transgender performer? They were nominated too for "Racing Extinction." The Oscars could have made history by inviting Anohni to perform! What about the South Korean opera singer Sumi Jo for "Youth?" Apparently, Oscar's not only so white but also so straight!

But thank heavens for Sam Smith's acceptance speech! He gave love to the LGBT community although I don't think he's the first out gay Oscar winner! In recent years, Dustin Lance Black, the screenwriter of "Milk," comes to mind.

Without further adieu, here's your full list of Oscar winners! Until the next awards season!

Best Picture

"The Big Short"
"Bridge of Spies"
"Brooklyn"
"Mad Max: Fury Road"
"The Martian"
"The Revenant"
"Room"
*** "Spotlight" (WINNER)

Best Director
Adam McKay, "The Big Short"
George Miller, "Mad Max: Fury Road"
*** Alejandro González Iñárritu, "The Revenant" (WINNER)
Lenny Abrahamson, "Room"
Tom McCarthy, "Spotlight"

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston, "Trumbo"
Matt Damon, "The Martian"
*** Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant" (WINNER)
Michael Fassbender, "Steve Jobs"
Eddie Redmayne, "The Danish Girl"

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, "Carol"
*** Brie Larson, "Room" (WINNER)
Jennifer Lawrence, "Joy"
Charlotte Rampling, "45 Years"
Saoirse Ronan, "Brooklyn"

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale, "The Big Short"
Tom Hardy, "The Revenant"
Mark Ruffalo, "Spotlight"
*** Mark Rylance, "Bridge of Spies" (WINNER)
Sylvester Stallone, "Creed"

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh, "The Hateful Eight"
Rooney Mara, "Carol"
Rachel McAdams, "Spotlight"
*** Alicia Vikander, "The Danish Girl" (WINNER)
Kate Winslet, "Steve Jobs"

Best Original Screenplay
"Bridge of Spies"
"Ex Machina"
"Inside Out"
*** "Spotlight" (WINNER)
"Straight Outta Compton"

Best Adapted Screenplay
*** "The Big Short" (WINNER)
"Brooklyn"
"Carol"
"The Martian"
"Room"

Best Foreign Film
"Embrace of the Serpent"
"Mustang"
*** "Son of Saul" (WINNER)
"Theeb"
"A War"

Best Documentary Feature
*** "Amy" (WINNER)
"Cartel Land"
"The Look of Silence"
"What Happened, Miss Simone?"
"Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom"

Best Animated Feature
"Anomalisa"
"Boy and the World"
*** "Inside Out" (WINNER)
"Shaun the Sheep Movie"
"When Marnie Was There"

Best Film Editing

"The Big Short"
*** "Mad Max: Fury Road" (WINNER)
"The Revenant"
"Spotlight"
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Best Song

"Fifty Shades of Grey"
"Racing Extinction"
*** "Spectre" (WINNER)
"The Hunting Ground"
"Youth"

Best Original Score
"Bridge of Spies"
"Carol"
*** "The Hateful Eight" (WINNER)
"Sicario"
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Best Visual Effects

*** "Ex Machina" (WINNER)
"The Martian"
"The Revenant"
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
"Mad Max: Fury Road"

Best Cinematography
"Carol"
"The Hateful Eight"
"Mad Max: Fury Road"
*** "The Revenant" (WINNER)
"Sicario"

Best Costume Design
"Carol"
"Cinderella"
"The Danish Girl"
*** "Mad Max: Fury Road" (WINNER)
"The Revenant"

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

*** "Mad Max: Fury Road" (WINNER)
"The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared"
"The Revenant"

Best Production Design

"Bridge of Spies"
"The Danish Girl"
*** "Mad Max: Fury Road" (WINNER)
"The Martian"
"The Revenant"

Best Sound Editing

*** "Mad Max: Fury Road" (WINNER)
"The Martian"
"The Revenant"
"Sicario"
"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 Short Film, Live Action

"Ave Maria"
"Day One"
"Everything Will Be Okay"
"Shok"
*** "Stutterer" (WINNER)

Best Short Film, Animated

*** "Bear Story" (WINNER)
"Prologue"
"Sanjay's Super Team"
"We Can't Live Without Cosmos"
"World of Tomorrow"

Best Documentary Short Subject

"Body Team 12"
"Chau, Beyond the Lines"
"Claude Lanzmann"
*** "A Girl in the River" (WINNER)
"Last Day of Freedom"

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