'Mad Max: Fury Road' won six awards, while Brie Larson, Alicia Vikander and -- surprise! -- Mark Rylance were the other acting winners
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Hollywood’s biggest night was a lovely day for Spotlight, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

George Miller’s apocalyptic Road Warrior movie Mad Max scored six awards at Sunday’s Oscars, the most of the night. Mad Max won best editing, best costumes, best production design, best makeup and hairstyling, best sound editing, and best sound mixing. Mad Max came into the night with 10 total nominations, second only to The Revenant, which led the way with 12.

That film, directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, won three awards: best director for Iñárritu (his second straight win in the category, the first time a director has done that since 1951), best cinematography for Emmanuel Lubezki (the third straight time Lubezki has taken home that honor), and best actor for DiCaprio (his first-ever Oscar win).

But it was Spotlight which took the night’s biggest honor: best picture. The journalism drama, about the Boston Globe reporters who uncovered the systemic abuse inside the Catholic Church, won both the first and last awards of 2016 Oscars. Co-writers Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy (who also directed the film) were rewarded with best original screenplay at the beginning of the telecast.

In addition to DiCaprio, the acting trophies were all awarded to first-time winners. Brie Larson won best actress for Room, Alicia Vikander grabbed best supporting actress for her role in The Danish Girl, and Mark Rylance won best supporting actor for Bridge of Spies — a shocker as Creed star Sylvester Stallone was expected to earn the honor.

Chris Rock hosted the Oscars, and took aim at Hollywood’s diversity issues — a conversation that dominated the headlines after the Oscar nominations were announced last month. (For the second straight year, every acting nominee at the Oscars was white.)

“No black nominees. People are like, ‘Chris you should boycott, Chris you should quit,’ Rock joked. “How come it’s only unemployed people that tell you to quit something? … I thought about quitting. I thought about it really hard. But I realized they’re gonna have the Oscars anyway. They’re not gonna cancel the Oscars because I quit. And the last thing I need is to to lose another job to Kevin Hart, okay?”

Rock added, “Why are we protesting this Oscars? It’s the 88th Academy Awards, which means this ‘no black nominees’ thing happened at least 71 other times. You got to figure that it happened in the ’50s, in the ’60s. One of those years, Sidney [Poitier] didn’t put out a movie. I’m sure there were no black nominees some of those years, say ‘62 or ‘63. Black people did not protest. Why? Because we had real things to protest at the time. We were too busy being raped and lynched to care about who won best cinematography. When your grandmother’s swinging from a tree, it’s really hard to care about best documentary foreign short.”

It was a night of political statements: DiCaprio called out climate change in his speech (“Climate change is real”), Sam Smith, who won for best original song, dedicated his award to the LGBT community, and Rock kept up with the diversity jabs throughout the ceremony. He closed the show calling out the Black Lives Matter movement.

Check out the full list of Oscars 2016 winners below.

Best Picture

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies


Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant


WINNER: Spotlight

RELATED: Team Spotlight on their best picture winner

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, Carol

WINNER: Brie Larson, Room

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

RELATED: Our interview with best actress winner Brie Larson

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

WINNER: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

RELATED: Our interview with best actor winner Leonardo DiCaprio

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara, Carol

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

WINNER: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

RELATED: Our interview with best supporting actress winner Alicia Vikander

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

WINNER: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Director

The Big Short, Adam McKay

Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller

WINNER: The Revenant, Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Room, Lenny Abrahamson

Spotlight, Tom McCarthy

RELATED: Our interview with best director winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Best Adapted Screenplay

WINNER: The Big Short, Charles Randolph and Adam McKay

Brooklyn, Nick Hornby

Carol, Phyllis Nagy

The Martian, Drew Goddard

Room, Emma Donoghue

Best Original Screenplay

Bridge of Spies, Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen

Ex Machina, Alex Garland

Inside Out, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen

WINNER: Spotlight, Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy

Straight Outta Compton, Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff

Best Animated Feature


Boy and the World

WINNER:Inside Out

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

Best Documentary Feature


Cartel Land

Look of Silence

What Happened Miss Simone

Winter on Fire

Best Foreign Language Film

Embrace of the Serpent, Colombia

Mustang, France

WINNER:Son of Saul, Hungary

Theeb, Jordan

A War, Denmark

Best Original Score

Bridge of Spies, Thomas Newman

Carol, Carter Burwell

WINNER:The Hateful Eight, Ennio Morricone

Sicario, Jóhann Jóhannsson

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Williams

Best Original Song

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

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

“Simple Song #3,” Youth (Music and Lyric by David Lang)

“Til it Happens to You,” The Hunting Ground (Music and Lyric by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga)

WINNER: “Writing’s on the Wall,” Spectre (Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith)

Best Cinematography


The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

WINNER: The Revenant


Best Film Editing

The Big Short

WINNER:Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant


Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Production Design

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared

The Revenant

Best Costume Design



The Danish Girl

WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Best Animated Short

WINNER:Bear Story


Sanjay’s Super Team

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

Best Visual Effects

WINNER:Ex Machina

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Sound Editing

WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant


Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Sound Mixing

Bridge of Spies

WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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 Live Action Short

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)


WINNER: Stutterer

Oscars 2016
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