Film News: ‘Spotlight’ Wins Best Picture at 2016 Academy Awards

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CHICAGO – “Spotlight” held off all challengers at the 88th Academy Awards, as the film won Best Picture, after Alejandro González Iñárrittu had won Best Director for the second year in a row for “The Revenant.” Chris Rock held steady as the host, acknowledging Oscar’s diversity problems with a series of comedy bits.

88th Academy Awards
Chris Rock Hosted the 88th Academy Awards
Photo credit: ABC

Probably the biggest upset of the night was in the Best Supporting Actor category, as Mark Rylance of “Bridge of Spies” bested Sylvester Stallone reprising his Rocky Balboa role in “Creed.” Favorites Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”) and Brie Larson (“Room”) won Best Actor and Best Actress, while Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl”) got the nod as the Best Supporting Actress for her stellar movie year. The popular “Mad Max: Fury Road” took home the most Oscars with six, practically sweeping all of the production and technical categories.

The full list of winners for the 88th Academy Awards are as follows.

BEST PICTURE
“Spotlight”

BEST ACTOR
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”

BEST ACTRESS
Brie Larson, “Room”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”

DIRECTING
Alejandro Iñárritu, “The Revenant”

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
“Inside Out”

COSTUME DESIGN
“Mad Max: Fury Road”

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
“Amy”

DOCUMENTARY SHORT
“A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness”

MAKEUP AND HAIR STYLING
Mad Max: Fury Road”

ORIGINAL SONG
“Writing’s on the Wall,” “Spectre”

ANIMATED SHORT
“Bear Story”

LIVE ACTION SHORT
“Stutterer”

SOUND EDITING
“Mad Max: Fury Road”

SOUND MIXING
“Mad Max: Fury Road”

FILM EDITING
“Mad Max: Fury Road”

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Son of Saul”

ORIGINAL SCORE
“The Hateful Eight”

PRODUCTION DESIGN
“Mad Max: Fury Road”

VISUAL EFFECTS
“Ex Machina”

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
“The Big Short”

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
“Spotlight”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
“The Revenant”

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Writer. Editorial Coordinator
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2016 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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