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PopWrapped | Awards

Complete 88th Annual Academy Awards Winners List

Matt Mitchell | PopWrapped Author

Matt Mitchell

Updated 03/1/2016 1:22pm
Complete 88th Annual Academy Awards Winners List | Winners
Media Courtesy of Oscars/ABC

It's the biggest night in Hollywood as every A-list celebrity is in town for the 88th annual Academy Awards. In case you were unable to watch live, here is the complete list of who took home Oscars. The list is ordered as it was presented live.

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY - Spotlight

Continuing its winning streak from a day earlier at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, Spotlight wins the first Oscar of the night. Other nominees included the best written piece of science fiction in recent history, Ex Machina, and the animated film that gave everyone the feels, Inside Out. Bridge of Spies and Straight Outta Compton were also nominated.

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY - The Big Short

This Oscar was presented by the hilarious duo of Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling (super excited for The Nice Guys). The Big Short, which breaks down complex financial issues for the masses, beat out Carol, Brooklyn, Room, and The Martian.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Alicia Vikander

Vikander has two excellent performances in 2015 with Ex Machina and The Danish Girl. I'm glad she took the Oscar home! This category was a bit of a close one. Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Rooney Mara (Carol), Rachel McAdams (Spotlight), and Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs) all had great performances nominated.

BEST COSTUME DESIGN - Mad Max: Fury Road

Jenny Beavan claimed her Oscar for best costume design wearing a fitting leather jacket with a bejeweled Mad Max skull logo.

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - Mad Max: Fury Road

That movie definitely LOOKED great!

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING - Mad Max: Fury Road

Three in a row!

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY - The Revenant

Winning previously for Gravity and Birdman, this is Emmanuel Lubezki's third straight win.

BEST EDITING - Mad Max: Fury Road

Continuing to dominate the night, Mad Max: Fury Road wins for achievement in editing.

BEST SOUND EDITING - Mad Max: Fury Road

Maybe it was for that amazing fire guitar sequence!

BEST SOUND MIXING - Mad Max: Fury Road

Definitely the guitar!

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS - Ex Machina

Subtle sci-fi features were the name of the game for this award.

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM - Bear Story

This film looks so adorable and poignant, and this film is the first Oscar win for Chile!

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM - Inside Out

Inside Out basically had this category on lock. That is not to diminish the other great films nominated in this category, including Anomalisa, Boy and the World, Shaun and the Sheep Movie, and When Marnie Was There.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Mark Rylance

While Sylvester Stallone winning would have made for an excellent story, Mark Rylance had an undeniably great performance in Bridge of Spies. Christian Bale (The Big Short), Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight), Tom Hardy (The Revenant), and Stallone (Creed) were nominated alongside Mark Rylance.

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM - A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

This film is a harrowing look at honor killings in Pakistan and is the true story of (then) 18-year-old Saba Qaiser, who survived her horrifying attack.

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM - Amy

A tribute to an icon gone too soon...

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM - Stutterer

Stutterer was the only Irish winner at this year's Oscars, despite high profile nominees like Michael Fassbender, Saoirse Ronan, and Emma Donoghue, who adapted the screenplay for Room.

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM - Son of Saul

Son of Saul is a devastating Hungarian WWII-era film about a prison camp and the crematoriums.

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - The Hateful Eight

Italian composer Ennio Morricone beat John Williams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) for this award. Morricone credited the "great movie" for inspiring his soundtrack.

BEST ORIGINAL SONG - "Writing's On The Wall" from Spectre

"Til It Happens To You" from The Hunting Ground was also nominated, and Lady Gaga gave quite the heartfelt performance featuring sexual assault survivors.

BEST DIRECTOR - Alejandro G. Inarritu

Inarritu becomes one of only three directors with back-to-back Academy Awards. John Ford won for The Grapes of Wrath in 1940 and How Green Was My Valley in 1941. Joseph L. Mankiewicz won in 1949 for A Letter to Three Wives and in 1950 for All About Eve. Also nominated was Adam McKay (The Big Short), George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road), Lenny Abrahamson (Room), and Tom McCarthy (Spotlight).

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE - Brie Larson

There was no doubt in my mind that Brie Larson was getting this Oscar, but I'm sure she was quite nervous. Larson beat out previous Oscar winners Cate Blanchett (Carol) and Jennifer Lawrence (Joy) with her emotional performance in Room. Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) and Charlotte Rampling (45 Years) were also nominated.

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE - Leonardo DiCaprio

Did you think it would be any other way?! Leo finally has his Oscar! Congrats to fellow nominees Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Matt Damon (The Martian), Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs), and Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl).

BEST PICTURE - Spotlight

The Revenant's success and momentum leading up to the Academy Awards was not enough to upset Spotlight. It features an important issue and is a great film, well deserving of Best Picture. Also nominated for Best Picture were Brooklyn, The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, and Room.

With six wins, Mad Max: Fury Road was a big winner of the night. Leo got mauled by Leslie Jones for not casting her in The Revenant. C-3PO, R2-D2, and BB-8 made an appearance to honor John Williams. There were plenty of comedic presenters and rushed speeches. Let us know your favorite moment of this year's Academy Awards show in the comments!

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