88th Academy awards winners

It was one of the exciting Oscar night I’ve ever seen. The best picture winner was Spotlight, a complete surprise and a breath of fresh air. Chris Rock’s opening monologue hit all the right buttons. He was perfect and throughout the evening the jokes were pretty good. That Lady Gaga moment was a perfect tear-jerker. I’m just sorry she did not win for best song. Otherwise, there was a lot to be thankful for. As expected Mad Max: Fury road won most of the technical awards. Iñárritu got named Best director for a second year in a row. Leo finally received an Oscar, but Sly did not. Todd Haynes’ Carol failed to get a single award, but I was happy that Room’s Brie Larson won Best actress. And what about movie legend Ennio Morricone winning his first Oscar at 87?  Overall, a very good evening. The winners are in red.

Rémi-Serge Gratton

Best picture

The big short (Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers)

Bridge of spies (Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers)

Brooklyn (Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers)

Mad Max: Fury road (Doug Mitchell and George Miller, Producers)

The martian (Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Mark Huffam, Producers)

The revenant (Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent and Keith Redmon, Producers)

Room (Ed Guiney, Producer)

Spotlight (Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, Producers)

Actor in a leading role

Bryan Cranston (Trumbo)

Matt Damon (The martian)

Leonardo DiCaprio (The revenant)

Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)

Eddie Redmayne (The Danish girl)

Actress in a leading role

Cate Blanchett (Carol)

Brie Larson (Room)

Jennifer Lawrence (Joy)

Charlotte Rampling (45 Years)

Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)

Actor in a supporting role

Tom Hardy (The revenant)

Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)

Mark Rylance (Bridge of spies)

Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

Christian Bale (The big short)

Actress in a supporting role

Jennifer Jason Leigh (The hateful eight)

Rooney Mara (Carol)

Rachel McAdams (Spotlight)

Alicia Vikander (The Danish girl)

Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)


Adam McKay (The big short)

George Miller (Mad Max: Fury road)

Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The revenant)

Lenny Abrahamson (Room)

Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)

Writing (Adapted screenplay)

Carol (Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy)

The martian (Screenplay by Drew Goddard)

Room (Screenplay by Emma Donoghue)

The big short (Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay)

Brooklyn (Screenplay by Nick Hornby)

Writing (Original screenplay)

Bridge of spies (Written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen)

Ex machina (Written by Alex Garland)

Inside out (Screenplay by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen)

Spotlight (Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy)

Straight outta Compton (Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff)

Animated feature film

Inside out (Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera)

Shaun the sheep movie (Mark Burton and Richard Starzak)

When Marnie was there (Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura)

Anomalisa (Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson and Rosa Tran)

Boy and the world (Alê Abreu)


Ed Lachman (Carol)

Robert Richardson (The hateful eight)

John Seale (Mad Max: Fury road)

Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant)

Roger Deakins (Sicario)

Production design

Bridge of spies (Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo and Bernhard Henrich)

The Danish girl (Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Michael Standish)

Mad Max: Fury road (Production Design: Colin Gibson; Set Decoration: Lisa Thompson)

The martian (Production Design: Arthur Max; Set Decoration: Celia Bobak)

The revenant (Production Design: Jack Fisk; Set Decoration: Hamish Purdy)

Sound mixing

Bridge of spies (Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Drew Kunin)

Mad Max: Fury road (Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo)

The martian (Paul Massey, Mark Taylor and Mac Ruth)

The revenant (Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Randy Thom and Chris Duesterdiek)

Star wars: The force awakens (Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson

Sound editing

Star wars: The force awakens (Matthew Wood and David Acord)

Mad Max: Fury road (Mark Mangini and David White)

The martian (Oliver Tarney)

The revenant (Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender)

Sicario (Alan Robert Murray)

Music (Original song)

“Earned it” from Fifty shades of Grey (Music and Lyric by Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio)

“Manta Ray” from Racing extinction (Music by J. Ralph, Lyric by Antony Hegarty)

“Simple song #3” from Youth (Music and Lyric by David Lang)

“Til it happens to you” from The hunting ground (Music and Lyric by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga)

“Writing’s on the wall” from Spectre (Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith)

Music (Original score)

Thomas Newman (Bridge of spies)

Carter Burwell (Carol)

Ennio Morricone (The hateful eight)

Jóhann Jóhannsson (Sicario)

John Williams (Star wars: The force awakens)

Documentary (Feature)

Amy (Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees)

Cartel land (Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin)

The look of silence (Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen)

What happened, Miss Simone? (Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby and Justin Wilkes)

Winter on fire: Ukraine’s fight for freedom (Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor)

Documentary (Short subject)

Body team 12 (David Darg and Bryn Mooser)

Chau, beyond the lines (Courtney Marsh and Jerry Franck)

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah (Adam Benzine)

A girl in the river: The price of forgiveness (Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy)

Last day of freedom (Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman)

Short film (Animated)

Prologue (Richard Williams and Imogen Sutton)

Sanjay’s super team (Sanjay Patel and Nicole Grindle)

We can’t live without cosmos (Konstantin Bronzit)

World of tomorrow (Don Hertzfeldt)

Bear story (Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala)

Short film (Live action)

Ave Maria (Basil Khalil and Eric Dupont)

Day one (Henry Hughes)

Everything will be Okay (Alles wird gut) (Patrick Vollrath)

Shok (Jamie Donoughue)

Stutterer (Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage)

Film editing

The big short (Hank Corwin)

Mad Max: Fury road (Margaret Sixel)

The revenant (Stephen Mirrione)

Spotlight (Tom McArdle)

Star wars: The force awakens (Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey)

Costume design

Carol (Sandy Powell)

Cinderella (Sandy Powell)

The Danish girl (Paco Delgado)

Mad Max: Fury road (Jenny Beavan)

The revenant (Jacqueline West)

Makeup and hairstyling

Mad Max: Fury road (Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin)

The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared (Love Larson and Eva von Bahr)

The revenant (Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini)

Visual effects

Ex machina (Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett)

Mad Max: Fury road (Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver and Andy Williams)

The martian (Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence and Steven Warner)

The revenant (Rich McBride, Matthew Shumway, Jason Smith and Cameron Waldbauer)

Star wars: The force awakens (Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould)

Foreign language film

Mustang (France)

Son of Saul (Hungary)

Theeb (Jordan)

A war (Denmark)

Embrace of the serpent (Colombia)


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