The 88th Academy Awards

The 88th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2015 and took place on February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, beginning at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories. Chris Rock hosted the show for the second time, having previously hosted the 77th ceremony held in 2005. There were only four musical performances at the Oscars, including: Sam Smith, The Weeknd, Dave Grohl, and Lady Gaga. The winners are listed below:

Best Picture: Spotlight

Actor in a Leading Role: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)

Actress in a Leading Role: Brie Larson (Room)

Actor in a Supporting Role: Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)

Actress in a Supporting Role: Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)

Animated Feature Film: Inside Out

Cinematography: The Revenant

Costume Design: Mad Max: Fury Road

Directing: The Revenant

Documentary (Feature): Amy 

Documentary (Short Subject): A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Film Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road

Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul

Makeup & Hairstyling: Mad Max: Fury Road

Music (Original Score): The Hateful Eight

Music (Original Song): “Writing’s on the Wall” (The Spectre)

Production Design: Mad Max: Fury Road

Short Film (Animated): Bear Story

Short Film (Live Action): Stutterer

Sound Mixing: Mad Max: Fury Road

Sound Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road

Visual Effects: Mad Max: Fury Road

Writing (Adapted Screenplay): The Big Short

Writing (Original Screenplay): Spotlight



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