Oscars 2016: The complete list of winners and nominees


The 2016 Oscars have come to an end, with “Spotlight” earning the top prize.

“The Revenant’s” Alejandro G. Iñárritu won in the directing category for the second year in a row, after taking home the prize last year for “Birdman.”

Leonardo DiCaprio picked up his first Academy Award in the lead acting category for “The Revenant,” while the lead actress trophy went to Brie Larson for her work in “Room.”

“Mad Max: Fury Road,” also a best picture nominee, picked up six awards.

The other films nominated for best picture were “The Big Short,” “Bridge of Spies,” “Brooklyn,” “The Martian,” “Room” and “Spotlight.”


The complete list of winners and nominees is below.

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“The Big Short” | Review
“Bridge of Spies” | Review | Interview
“Brooklyn” | Review | Video Q&A with the cast and crew
“Mad Max: Fury Road” | Review
“The Martian” | Review
“The Revenant” | Review | Video Q&A with the cast and crew
“Room” | Review
WINNER: “Spotlight” | Review


Cate Blanchett, “Carol” | Interview | Review
WINNER: Brie Larson, “Room” | Interview | Review | Video Q&A
Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy” | Review
Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years” | Interview | Review
Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn” | Review | Video Q&A



Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo” | Interview | Review | Video Q&A
Matt Damon, “The Martian” | Interview | Review
WINNER: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant” | Review | Video Q&A
Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs” | Interview | Review
Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl” | Interview | Review

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Supporting actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight” | Interview
Rooney Mara, “Carol” | Interview | Review
Rachel McAdams, “Spotlight” | Interview | Review
WINNER: Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl” | Video Q&A | Interview
Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs” | Interview | Review

Supporting actor

Christian Bale, “The Big Short” | Review
Tom Hardy, “The Revenant” | Interview | Review | Video Q&A with the cast and crew
Mark Ruffalo, “Spotlight” | Interview | Review
WINNER: Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies” | Review | Q&A
Sylvester Stallone, “Creed” | Interview | Review


Adam McKay, “The Big Short” | Interview | Review
George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road” | Interview | Review
WINNER: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, “The Revenant” | Review | Video Q&A with the cast and crew
Lenny Abrahamson, “Room” | Interview | Review
Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight” | Interview | Review

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Animated feature film

“Anomalisa” | Interview | Review
“The Boy and the World” | Review
WINNER: “Inside Out” | Review | Behind the scenes
“Shaun the Sheep Movie” | Interview | Review
“When Marnie Was There” | Review

Original screenplay

“Bridge of Spies,” by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen | Review
“Ex Machina,” by Alex Garland | Review | Video Q&A
“Inside Out,” screenplay by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; original story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen | Review
WINNER: “Spotlight,” by Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy | Review
“Straight Outta Compton,” screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff | Review

Adapted screenplay

WINNER: “The Big Short,” by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay | Interview | Review
“Brooklyn,” by Nick Hornby | Interview | Review
“Carol,” by Phyllis Nagy | Interview | Review
“The Martian,” by Drew Goddard | Interview | Review
“Room,” by Emma Donoghue

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Foreign language film

“Embrace of the Serpent” (Colombia) | Interview | Review
“A War” (Denmark) | Interview | Review
“Mustang” (France) | Interview | Review
WINNER: “Son Of Saul” (Hungary) | Interview | Review
“Theeb” (Jordan) | Interview | Review

Animated short film

WINNER: “Bear Story”
“Sanjay’s Super Team” | Interview
“We Can’t Live without Cosmos”
“World of Tomorrow”

Live action short

“Ave Maria”
“Day One”
“Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)”
WINNER: “Stutterer”

Documentary feature

WINNER: “Amy” | Review
“Cartel Land” | Interview | Review
“The Look of Silence” | Interview | Review
“What Happened, Miss Simone?” | Review
“Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom” | Interview | Review

Documentary short

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

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“Carol,” Ed Lachman
“The Hateful Eight,” Robert Richardson | Interview
“Mad Max: Fury Road,” John Seale
WINNER: “The Revenant,” Emmanuel Lubezki | Photos
“Sicario,” Roger Deakins | Interview

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

Makeup and hair styling

WINNER: “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 | Interview
“The Revenant,” Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini

Film editing

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

Costume design

“Carol,” Sandy Powell | Interview
“Cinderella,” Sandy Powell | Interview
“The Danish Girl,” Paco Delgado | Interview
WINNER: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Jenny Beavan
“The Revenant,” Jacqueline West | Interview

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Original song

“Earned It” from “50 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 | Interview
“Til It Happens To You” from “The Hunting Ground,” music and lyric by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga | Interview
WINNER: “Writing’s On The Wall” from “Spectre,” music and lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith | Interview

Sound editing

WINNER: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Mark Mangini and David White
“The Martian,” Oliver Tarney | Interview
“The Revenant,” Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender
“Sicario,” Alan Robert Murray
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Matthew Wood and David Acord | Interview

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. Montaño, Randy Thom and Chris Duesterdiek
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson

Production design

“Bridge of Spies,” Adam Stockhausen (production design); Rena DeAngelo and Bernhard Henrich (set decoration)
“The Danish Girl,” Eve Stewart (production design); Michael Standish (set decoration)
WINNER: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Colin Gibson (production design); Lisa Thompson (set decoration)
“The Martian,” Arthur Max (production design); Celia Bobak (set decoration) | Interview
“The Revenant,” Jack Fisk (production design); Hamish Purdy (set decoration)

Original score

Thomas Newman, “Bridge of Spies”
Carter Burwell, “Carol” | Interview
WINNER: Ennio Morricone, “The Hateful Eight” | Interview
Jóhann Jóhannsson, “Sicario” | Interview
John Williams, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” | Interview


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