Film

The Oscars, the winners from the 88th Academy Awards

Chris Rock hosted this year’s 88th Academy Awards, starting the show with a monologue about the #OscarSoWhite controversy. One of Rock’s first zingers was, ” “Well, I’m here at the Academy Awards, also known as the White People’s Choice Awards.”

The Academy came under fire this year for only nominating white male actors and white women actors for the second year in a row in all 20 acting categories. Will Smith, his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, and Spike Lee all publicly announced that they would be boycotting the Oscars this year. The jokes continued throughout the night, including a “Black History” moment celebrating actor Jack Black.

The Oscars ranks as television’s #1 entertainment telecast and has consistently drawn an average audience of more than 40 million viewers for the past 10 years (though it will be interesting to see if the controversy changes those numbers this year).

The 88th Oscars were held on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and were televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation was also televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Writing (Original Screenplay)

Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

The Big Short
Brooklyn
Carol
The Martian
Room

Best 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

Costume Design

Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Production Design

Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Makeup and Hairstyling

Mad Max: Fury Road
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared
The Revenant

Cinematography

Carol
The Hateful Eight
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Sicario

Film Editing

The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Spotlight
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sound Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sound Mixing

Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Visual Effects

Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Short Film (Animated)

Bear Story
Prologue
Sanjay’s Super Team
We Can’t Live without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow

Animated Feature Film

Anomalisa
Boy and the World
Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Documentary (Short Subject)

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

Documentary (Feature)

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

Foreign Language Film

Embrace of the Serpent
Mustang
Son of Saul
Theeb
A War

Music (Original Score)

Bridge of Spies
Carol
The Hateful Eight
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Music (Original Song)

“Earned It,” Fifty Shades of Grey
“Manta Ray,” Racing Extinction
“Simple Song #3,” Youth
“Til It Happens To You,” The Hunting Ground
“Writing’s On The Wall,” Spectre

Directing

The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best 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

Best Picture

The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight