“Spotlight’ wins Best Picture at the 2016 Oscars

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At the 2016 Academy Awards, which took place on 28 February at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Spotlight received the award for Best Picture. The biographical crime film, which stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel
McAdams among others, tells the story of the Boston Globe’s investigative journalist
unit which explores priest sex abuse in the Boston area.

Mad Max: Fury Road, directed and produced by George Miller and
partly shot in Namibia, received six Oscars including for Best Film Editing and Best
Costume Design.

With this year’s awards presenting Leonardo DiCaprio with his sixth opportunity for
a win, he received an Oscar for Best Actor for his role in The Revenant.

Here is the full list of the 88th Academy Award winners:

Best Picture: Spotlight
Best Direction: Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant
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
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short, Charles Randolph and Adam
McKay
Best Original Screenplay: Spotlight, Josh Singer and Tom
McCarthy
Best Cinematography: The Revenant, Emmanuel Lubezki
Best Production Design: Mad Max: Fury Road Colin Gibson and Lisa
Thompson
Best Film Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road, Margaret Sixel
Best Visual Effects: Ex Machina, Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark
Ardington and Sara Bennett
Best Costume Design: Mad Max: Fury Road, Jenny Beavan
Best Make-up: Mad Max: Fury Road, Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and
Damian Martin
Best Sound Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road, Mark Mangini and David
White
Best Sound Mixing: Mad Max: Fury Road, Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff
and Ben Osmo
Best Score: The Hateful Eight, Ennio Morricone
Best Song: “Writing’s on the Wall’ from Spectre, Jimmy Napes and
Sam Smith
Best Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul (Hungary)
Best Animated Feature: Inside Out
Best Documentary Feature: Amy
Best Animated Short: Bear Story
Best Documentary Short: A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Best Live Action Short: Stutterer

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