DiCaprio Finally Wins An Oscar, Inarritu & 'Spotlight' Win For Best Director & Picture Respectively!

By Aditya Savnal. Posted on February 29, 2016

Amidst a series of some expected and unexpected wins, the Academy awards 2016 were recently concluded. After a series of nominations, being a subject of endless jokes on the social media and with immense public support and sympathy, DiCaprio finally bagged the Oscar for Best Actor for The Revenant. The film which had 6 nominations (including Best Picture) expectedly won the Oscars for direction and cinematography too for Inarritu and Lubezki respectively. While Spotlight directed by Tom McCarthy won the Oscar for Best Picture.

The surprise of the evening was Mad Max Fury Road winning as many as 6 awards including those for production design and film editing. While Asif Kapadia's docu Amy (based on the famous singer - the late Amy Winehouse) and Son Of Saul won the awards for Best Documentary and Foreign Film respectively. Besides this, legendary composer Ennio Morricone won his first Oscar for Best Original Score for The Hateful Eight.

Given below is the list of the winners in the key categories.

Best Picture - Spotlight ( Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin, Blye Pagon Faust)


Best Director - Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The Revenant)


Best Adapted Screenplay - The Big Short (Charles Randolph and Adam McKay)


Best Foreign Language Film - Son of Saul (Hungary – directed by László Nemes)


Best Animated Feature - Inside Out (Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera)


Best Documentary Feature - Amy (Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees)


Achievement In Film Editing - Margaret Sixel (Mad Max Fury Road)

Achievement In Production Design - Mad Max: Fury Road (Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson)

Achievement In Cinematography - The Revenant (Emmanuel Lubezski)

Best Original Screenplay - Spotlight (Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy)

Click here to get the complete list of the Oscar winners for this year.


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