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Oscar Winners 2016 Include 'Spotlight' And 'The Big Short'

The Huffington Post logo The Huffington Post 29/02/2016 Stephanie Marcus

If you are reading this it means awards season is closed to or officially over. So let's take a deep breath. We made it. 

Yes, the Oscars mark the end of awards season and it's sure to be quite the night. Chris Rock returns as host and is sure to give Hollywood what's coming to them

On Sunday night, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will honor what they deemed to be the best and brightest the film industry had to offer in 2015. At the start of the night, "The Revenant" led with 12 nominations, followed by "Mad Max: Fury Road" which nabbed 10. Meanwhile, "The Martian" garnered seven and "Spotlight," "Bridge of Spies" and "Carol" each collected six.

Still, it could be anyone's night -- even Leonardo DiCaprio's since he's expected to finally score his first little gold man. 


 Check back for the full list of 2016 Oscar winners:

Best Picture

"The Big Short"'

"Bridge of Spies"


"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Martian"

"The Revenant"



Best Director

Lenny Abrahamson, "Room"

Adam McKay, "The Big Short"

George Miller, "Mad Max: Fury Road"

Alejandro González Iñárritu, "The Revenant"

Tom McCarthy, "Spotlight"

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, "Carol"

Brie Larson, "Room"

Jennifer Lawrence, "Joy"

Charlotte Rampling, "45 Years"

Saoirse Ronan, "Brooklyn"

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston, "Trumbo"

Matt Damon, "The Martian"

Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant"

Michael Fassbender, "Steve Jobs"

Eddie Redmayne, "The Danish Girl"

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh, "The Hateful Eight"

Rooney Mara, "Carol"

Rachel McAdams, "Spotlight

Alicia Vikander, "The Danish Girl"

Kate Winslet, "Steve Jobs"

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale, "The Big Short"

Tom Hardy, "The Revenant"

Mark Ruffalo, "Spotlight"

Mark Rylance, "Bridge of Spies"

Sylvester Stallone, "Creed"

Best Adapted Screenplay

Adam McKay and Charles Randolph, "The Big Short"

Nick Hornby, "Brooklyn"

Phyllis Nagy, "Carol"

Drew Goddard, "The Martian"

Emma Donoghue, "Room"

Best Original Screenplay

Matt Charman, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, "Bridge of Spies"

Alex Garland, "Ex Machina"

Josh Cooley, Pete Docter and Meg LeFauve, "Inside Out"

Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, "Spotlight"

Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff, "Straight Outta Compton"

Best Foreign Language Film

"Embrace of the Serpant"


"Son of Saul"


"A War"

Best Documentary Feature


"Cartel Land"

"The Look of Silence"

"What Happened, Miss Simone?"

"Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom"

Best Animated Feature


"Boy and the World"

"Inside Out"

"Shaun the Sheep Movie"

"When Marnie Was There"

Best Film Editing

"The Big Short"

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Revenant"


"Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Best Original Song

"Earned It" from "Fifty Shades of Grey"

"Manta Ray" from "Racing Extinction"

"Simple Song #3" from "Youth"

"Til It Happens To You" from "The Hunting Ground"

"Writing's on the Wall" from "Spectre"

Best Original Score

Thomas Newman, "Bridge of Spies"

Carter Burwell, "Carol"

Ennio Morricone, "The Hateful Eight"

Jóhann Jóhannson, "Sicario"

John Williams, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Best Cinematography


"The Hateful Eight"

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Revenant"


Best Costume Design



"The Danish Girl"

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Revenant"

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"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"

"The Martian"

"The Revenant"

Best Sound Editing

"Mad Max: Fury Road"

"The Martian"

"The Revenant"


"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 Visual Effects

"Ex Machina"

"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”

Best Short Film, Animated

"Bear Story"


"Sanjay's Super Team"

"We Can't Live Without Cosmos"

"World of Tomorrow"

Best Documentary, Short Subject

“Body Team 12”

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

“Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah”

“Chau, Beyond the Lines”

“Last Day of Freedom”

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