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As it happened: Leonardo DiCaprio wins Best Actor, Spotlight is Best Picture at Oscars 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio finally does it.

Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the Oscar for Best Actor for the movie "The Revenant" at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 28, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni   | Photo Credit: MARIO ANZUONI


'Mad Max: Fury Road' bags six out of ten nominations; Alejandro Iñárritu wins Best Director for second consecutive year.

The 88th annual Academy Awards, like every other year promises glitz, glamour and excitement. Follow The Hindu's live coverage of the event here.

Host Chris Rock launched the Awards by addressing the race controversy head on.

"You realise if they nominated hosts, I wouldn't even get this job," he quipped. "You would be watching Neil Patrick Harris right now."

Here's a quick Oscar tally!


Number of awards


Mad Max: Fury Road


Best Film Editing, Best Makeup and Hair Styling, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing

The Revenant


Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Actor



Best Original Screenplay, Best Picture

The Danish Girl


Best Supporting Actress

Bridge of Spies


Best Supporting Actor

Inside Out


Best Animated Feature Film

Latest updates:

10: 35 am: That brings us to the end of the 88th Academy Awards. Here's a full list of all the winners

Best Picture: > Spotlight

Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio for >The Revenant

Best Actress: Brie Larson for >Room

Best Director: Alejandro Iñárritu for The Revenant

Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander for >The Danish Girl

Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Best Original Score: Ennio Morricone for The Hateful Eight

Best Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul

Best Live Action Short Film: Stutterer

Best Documentary Feature Film: Amy

Best Documentary Short Film: A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Best Animated Feature Film: >Inside Out

Best Animated Short Film: Bear Story

Best Visual Effects: Ex Machina, Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett

Best Sound Mixing: >Mad Max: Fury Road , Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo

Best Sound Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road, Mark Mangini and David White

Best Film Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road, Margaret Sixel

Best Cinematography: The Revenant, Emmanuel Lubezki

Best Makeup and Hair Styling: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Production Design: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Costume Design: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short

Best Original Screenplay: Spotlight

10: 32 am: Spotlight takes it!

10: 30 am: Here we go. The last award. The nominees for Best Picture:


The Big Short

Bridge of Spies


Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant


10: 25 am: Leonardo DiCaprio finally gets to give an Oscar acceptance speech. And easily gets the loudest cheer for the night. "Let us not take this amazing planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted."

10: 24 am: AND HE DOES IT! Leonardo DiCaprio wins it. The Best Actor Oscar after being nominated six times.

10: 23 am: And the one we've all been waiting for. The Oscar for the Best Actor. Here are the nominees:

Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”

Matt Damon, “The Martian”

Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”

Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”

Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”

10: 18 am: And the award goes to Brie Larson for Room!

10: 15 am: Next up - Best Actress. The nominees are:

Cate Blanchett, “Carol”

Brie Larson, “Room”

Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”

Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”

Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”

10: 12 am: We still have three important awards to be announced - Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Picture!

10: 09 am: No surprises there! Alejandro Iñárritu gets his second Oscar! For The Revenant. "Leo, you are the revenant," he says.

10: 05 am: And we move on to big ones. Up next.. Best Director. Here are the nominees:

Lenny Abrahamson - Room

Alejandro Iñárritu - The Revenant

George Miller - Mad Max: Fury Road

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Adam McKay - The Big Short

09: 58 am: Sam Smith gets the award for the Best Original Score in Spectre.

09: 56 am: The next nomination list for Best Original Score. Here are the nominees:

“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

09: 52 am: And the first Oscar for The Hateful Eight today! Ennio Morricone wins his first Oscar for at the age of 87. And he gets a much-deserved standing ovation.

09: 51 am: Next up... the award for Best Original Score. The nominees are:

Bridge of Spies - Thomas Newman

Carol - Carter Burwell

The Hateful Eight - Ennio Morricone

Sicario - Jóhann Jóhannsson

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - John Williams

09: 41 am: And the Best Foreign Language film - Son of Saul.

09: 40 am: The next award is for Best Foreign Language Film .The nominees:

Embrace of the Serpent


Son of Saul


A War

09: 36 am: And the award goes to.... Stutterer!

09: 30 am: After melting a million hearts with his red carpet presence, Jacob Tremblay now on stage to present an award. And he can't reach the mic!

Next up... the award for Best Live Action Short. And the nominees are:

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay



09: 15 am: And the award for the Best Documentary Oscars goes to Amy. "This is all about Amy and showing who she really was, not just a tabloid persona," says director Asif Kapadia.

09: 15 am: The nominees for Best Documentary Feature are:


Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

09: 12 am: And the award goes to.... A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy from Pakistan! This is her second award.

09: 10 am: The next award: Documentary Short Film.

“Body Team 12”

“Chau, beyond the Lines”

“Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah”

“A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness”

“Lasy Day of Freedom”

09: 02 am: A surprise here! Mark Rylance gets the award for Bridge Of Spies. It's his first Oscar nomination AND win.

08: 59 am: Up next... a big one. Best Supporting Actor. Here are the nominees:

Christian Bale - The Big Short

Tom Hardy - The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo - Spotlight

Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies

Sylvester Stallone - Creed

08: 43 am: No prizes for guessing. Inside out it is! Joy!

08: 42 am: Next up is the award for Best Animated Feature Film. The nominees are:


Boy and the World

Inside Out

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

08: 41 am: Bear Story wins Best Animated Short. (No, we're not talking about The Revenant!)

08: 37 am: The nominees for Best Animated Short Film are:

Bear Story


Sanjay’s Super Team

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

08: 31 am: And the award goes to Ex Machina!

08: 31 am: Here are the nominees for Best Visual Effects:

“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

08: 26 am: And Kamal hassan endorses Mad Max: Fury Road and The Revenant!

08: 24 am: And it's turning out to be Mad Max: Fury Road night! Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo take Mad Max’s sixth Oscar so far tonight.

08: 23 am: Next up is the award for Best Sound Mixing:

“Bridge of Spies,” Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Drew Kunin

“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

08: 30 am: Witness me! Mad Max is sweeping it!

08: 19 am: Next up is the Oscar for Best Sound Editing. Who do you think will win? Here are the nominees:

Mad Max: Fury Road - Mark Mangini and David White

The Martian - Oliver Tarney

The Revenant - Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender

Sicario - Alan Robert Murray

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Matthew Wood and David Acord

08: 12 am: And Mad Max: Fury Road gets a fourth one! Margeret Sixel gets the Oscar for Film Editing.

08: 12 am: The award is for Best film editing. The nominees are:

“The Big Short,” Hank Corwin

“Mad Max: Fury Road,” Margaret Sixel

“The Revenant,” Stephen Mirrione

“Spotlight,” Tom McArdle

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey

08: 09 am: Ennamuel Lubezski gets his third consecutive Oscar. This year for all his stunning visuals in The Revenant. His earlier Oscars are for Birdman and Gravity.

08: 07 am: Next up is the award for Best Cinematography. And the nominees are:

Carol - Ed Lachman

The Hateful Eight - Robert Richardson

Mad Max: Fury Road - John Seale

The Revenant - Emmanuel Lubezki

Sicario - Roger Deakins

08: 02 am: It's been an hour since the Oscar 2016 ceremony kicked off. And the awards have started rolling in. Here's who won for what so far:

Best Makeup and Hair Styling - Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Production Design - Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Costume Design - Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Supporting Actress - The Danish Girl

Best Adapted Screenplay - The Big Short

Best Original Screenplay - Spotlight

08: 00 am: Which film do you think will win Best Picture this year?

07: 58 am: Looks like Mad Max: Fury Road is cleaning up pretty well. Bags the Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling!

07: 57 am: Next up: Best makeup and hairstyling. Here are the nominees:

Mad Max: Fury Road - Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared - Love Larson and Eva von Bahr

The Revenant - Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini

07: 56 am: And look what Donald Trump has to say about the Oscars.

07: 55 am: And the award goes to..... Mad Max: Fury Road again! That's two in a row for the movie.

07: 54 am: Next up is the Oscar for Production Design.

07: 50 am: Best Costume Design goes to...Jenny Beavan for Mad Max: Fury Road!

07: 50 am: Next up is the Award for Best Costume Design.

07: 44 am: And the award goes to Alicia Vikander for her role in The Danish Girl!

07: 44 am: Next up is the award for Best Supporting Actress. Here are the nominees:

Rooney Mara - Carol

Jennifer Jason Leigh - The Hateful Eight

Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl

Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs

Rachel McAdams - Spotlight

07: 40 am: Sam Smith performs "Writings on the Wall" from Spectre.

07: 23 am: And the award goes to The Big Short! Written by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay.

07: 20 am: Next up. The award for the Best Adapted Screenplay.

07: 18 am: And the award goes to Spotlight! Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer win the first award of the night.

07: 16 am: First award up. For Best Original Screenplay.

07: 07 am: And host Chris Rock begins straightway with #OscarsSoWhite. "If they nominated hosts, I wouldn't even have got this job!"

07: 05 am: And we begin!

07: 05 am: Mark Ruffalo, who is nominated as best supporting actor, poses with his wife.

06: 40 am: And he's here. And look who is with him! Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated for Best Actor for his role The Revenant and Kate Winslet for Supporting Actress in Steve Jobs.

06: 30 am: Will Eddie Redmayne pull off the biggest upset this year? (Let's hope not!)

06: 26 am: And here's how Priyanka Chopra looks!

>Diamonds are a girls best friend.. #Oscars

A photo posted by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) on Feb 28, 2016 at 3:15pm PST

6:20 am: Did you know? Anohni, the first transgender performer to be nominated for an Oscar, has decided to boycott the ceremony this year. > Read here.

6:15 am: Although none of the Indian movies are running in the competition, > Priyanka Chopra has been added as one of the presenters. She will be seen sharing space with artistes like Jared Leto, Reese Witherspoon, Andy Serkis, Julianne Moore, Charlize Theron and Ryan Gosling among others.

6.00 am: Amid diversity controversy at the Academy, Oscar this year will be hosted by Chris Rock. The backlash over the second straight year of all-white acting nominees is also putting heavy pressure on the Academy to diversify its overwhelmingly white male membership. Read The Hindu's film critic, > Baradwaj Rangan's take on the issue.

5.45 am : While only a handful of stars will receive the Oscars, host Chris Rock and all acting and directing nominees will receive a record-setting $200,000 goodie bag . >What's inside the goodie bag that all Oscar nominees get?

5:30 am: >The Academy's women in waiting. The Hindu takes a look at all the actresses in the running for awards this year.

5.15 am: Over the years, The Academy Awards have had several memorable moments. Here are a few such incidents that have made a lasting mark in the minds of viewers. > Take a look

5.00 am: U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will be attending the Academy Awards. > He will introduce Lady Gaga >’s performance of Til It Happens to You from the documentary The Hunting Ground.

4.45 am: Here is a list of nominations in a few categories.

The race for the Oscars

Other Categories

  • Best Director
  • Adam MsKay for The Big Short
    George Miller for Mad Max-Fury Road
    Alejandro G. Iñárritu for The Revenant
    Lenny Abrahamson for Room
    Tom McCarthy for Spotlight
  • Actor in a Leading Role
  • Bryan Cranston in Trumbo
    Matt Damon in The Martian
    Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
    Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs
    Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl
  • Best supporting actor
  • Christian Bale in The Big Short
    Tom Hardy in The Revenant
    Mark Ruffalo in Spotlight
    Sylvestor Stallone in Creed
    Mark Rylance in Bridge of Spies
  • Actress in a Leading Role
  • Cate Blanchett for Carol
    Brie Larson for Room
    Jennifer Lawrence for Joy
    Charlotte Rampling for 45 Years
    Saoirse Ronan for Brooklyn
  • Actress in Supporting Role
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
    Rooney Mara, Carol
    Rachel McADams, Spotlight
    Alician Vikander, The Danish Girl
    Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Movie

The Big Short

Stars Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling

Bridge of Spies

Stars Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance


Stars Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke

Mad Max-Fury Road

Stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult


Stars Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams

The Martian

Stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara

The Revenant

Stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter


Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers

4.30 am: Here are some of the famous acceptance speeches of the big awards in the past few years! > Read here

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