2016 Oscars Recap and Winners List

Leonardo DiCaprio Oscars 2016
Leonardo DiCaprio accepting the Best Actor Oscar at the 88th Academy Awards (Photo by Adam Taylor / ABC)

2016 Oscar host Chris Rock kicked off the 88th Academy Awards by immediately addressing the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. He took jabs at the lack of diversity among the nominees but also called out Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee for boycotting this year’s Oscars. “Why this Oscars? It’s the 88th Academy Awards, which means this whole no black nominees thing has happened at least 71 other times,” said Rock during his opening monologue. “I’m sure there were no black nominees some of those years. Say ’65, ’62 or ’63 — and black people did not protest! Why? Because we had real things to protest at the time. We had real things to protest. We were too busy being raped and lynched to care about who won best cinematographer. When your grandmother’s swinging from a tree, it’s really hard to care about best documentary foreign short!”

Rock didn’t back down for the rest of the show which included a Black History Month tribute to Jack Black, Rock interviewing black moviegoers in Compton, a segment with black actors inserted into the Oscar nominated Best Picture contenders, and a truly uncomfortable moment when Stacey Dash took the stage.

The show ran over by almost 30 minutes and was a mix of awkward moments, moving speeches, and skits that didn’t quite hit the mark. One of the night’s most memorable moments was Lady Gaga’s performance of ‘Til It Happens to You’ (from The Hunting Ground) in which she was joined by rape and sexual assault survivors. Other standouts from the broadcast included Best Adapted Screenplay winner Adam McKay (The Big Short) warning about voting for “weirdo billionaires,” Sam Smith dedicating his award to the LGBT community, and Leonardo DiCaprio taking time during his acceptance speech for The Revenant to passionately discuss the issue of climate change.

2016 Oscar Nominees and Winners:

Best Picture
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
WINNER: Spotlight

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
WINNER: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
WINNER: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett, Carol
WINNER: Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
WINNER: Alicia Vikander. The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Animated Feature Film
Boy and the World
WINNER: Inside Out
Shawn the Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

Best Cinematography
Carol, Ed Lachman
The Hateful Eight, Robert Richardson
Mad Max: Fury Road, John Seale
WINNER: The Revenant, Emmanuel Lubezki
Sicario, Roger Deakins

Best Costume Design
Carol, Sandy Powell
Cinderella, Sandy Powell
The Danish Girl, Paco Delgado
WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road, Jenny Beavan
The Revenant, Jacqueline West

Best Directing
Adam McKay, The Big Short
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
WINNER: Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson, Room
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Best Documentary Feature
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

Best Documentary Short
Body Team 12
Chau, Beyond the Lines
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
WINNER: A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Last Day of Freedom

Best Film Editing
The Big Short, Hank Corwin
WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road, Margaret Sixel
The Revenant, Stephen Mirrione
Spotlight, Tom McArdle
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey

Best Foreign-Language Film
Embrace of the Serpent, Colombia
Mustang, France
WINNER: Son of Saul, Hungary
Theeb, Jordan
A War, Denmark

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road – Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin
The 100-Year-Old Man – Love Larson and Eva von Bahr
The Revenant – Sian Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini

Best Music – 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
WINNER: “Writing’s on the Wall” from Spectre

Best Music – Original Score
Bridge of Spies, Thomas Newman
Carol, Carter Burwell
WINNER: The Hateful Eight, Ennio Morricone
Sicario, Johann Johannsson
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Williams

Best Production Design
Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Best Short Film – Live Action
Ave Maria
Day One
Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)
WINNER: Stutterer

Best Short Film – Animated
WINNER: Bear Story
Sanjay’s Super Team
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow

Best Sound Editing
WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road – Mark Mangini and David White
The Martian – Oliver Tarney
The Revenant – Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender
Sicario – Alan Robert Murray
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Matthew Wood and David Acord

Best Sound Mixing
Bridge of Spies – Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Drew Kunin
WINNER: 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. Montano, Randy Thom and Chris Duesterdiek
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson

Best Visual Effects
WINNER: 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

Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay
WINNER: The Big Short – screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
Brooklyn – screenplay by Nick Hornby
Carol – screenplay by Phyllis Nagy
The Martian – screenplay by Drew Goddard
Room – screenplay by Emma Donoghue

Best Writing – Original Screenplay
Bridge of Spies – Written by Matt Charman, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
Ex Machina – Written by Alex Garland
Inside Out – Screenplay by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley
WINNER: Spotlight – Written by Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy
Straight Outta Compton – Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff