Well that certainly took long enough! Last night saw the 88th Academy Awards hosted by Chris Rock and there were some rather unconventional results. I talk about the big winners; Mad Max: Fury Road took a staggering 6 Oscars while the often-nominated but-never-winning Leonardo DiCaprio finally was able to break that long string of nods but no wins! I would have thought that The Departed or The Beach would have done it. Perhaps not the latter but surely The Departed! Joking aside, Leonardo DiCaprio won his Best Actor for The Revenant which stars Leo as a grizzled mountain man who wishes to teach the world about bear safety. Okay, that’s not what it really is about but that bear from The Revenant should probably fight the bear from The Edge for ‘King of the Grizzlies’. Also, that guitar guy from Mad Max: Fury Road should have probably been up for ‘Best Supporting’. Just my opinion though! Below is the list of nominees and winners. Winners are capitalized and bolded.

Best Supporting Actress
ALICIA VIKANDER, THE DANISH GIRL
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Animated Film
Anomalisa
Boy and the World
INSIDE OUT
Shaun the Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
MARK RYLANCE, BRIDGE OF SPIES
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

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

Best Foreign Language Film
Embrace of the Serpent
Mustang
SON OF SAUL
Theeb
A War

Best Original Score
Thomas Newman, Bridge of Spies
Carter Burwell, Carol
ENNIO MORRICONE, THE HATEFUL EIGHT
Jóhann Jóhannsson, Sicario J
ohn Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Director
Adam McKay, The Big Short
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
ALEJANDO GONZALEZ INARRITU, THE REVENANT
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
Lenny Abrahamson, Room

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, Carol
BRIE LARSON, ROOM
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years #
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Actor
Matt Damon, The Martian
LEONARDO DICAPRIO, THE REVENANT
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Best Picture
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Bridge of Spies
SPOTLIGHT
The Big Short
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road

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