2016 Oscar Winners & Nominees + Reviews

Best Picture


Best Director

Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant


Best Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant as Hugh Glass

Best Actress

Brie Larson – Room as Joy “Ma” Newsome

  • Cate Blanchett – Carol as Carol Aird
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Joy as Joy Mangano
  • Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years as Kate Mercer
  • Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn as Eilis Lacey


Best Supporting Actor

Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies as Rudolf Abel

  • Christian Bale – The Big Short as Michael Burry
  • Tom Hardy – The Revenant as John Fitzgerald
  • Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight as Michael Rezendes
  • Sylvester Stallone – Creed as Rocky Balboa

Best Supporting Actress

Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl as Gerda Wegener


Best Original Screenplay

Spotlight – Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Big Short – Adam McKay and Charles Randolph from The Big Short by Michael Lewis

  • Brooklyn – Nick Hornby from Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
  • Carol – Phyllis Nagy from The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
  • The Martian – Drew Goddard from The Martian by Andy Weir
  • Room – Emma Donoghue from Room by Emma Donoghue


Best Animated Feature Film

Inside Out – Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera

  • Anomalisa – Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson, and Rosa Tran
  • Boy & the World – Alê Abreu
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie – Mark Burton and Richard Starzak
  • When Marnie Was There – Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura

Best Foreign Language Film

Son of Saul (Hungary) in Hungarian – László Nemes

  • Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia) in Spanish – Ciro Guerra
  • Mustang (France) in Turkish – Deniz Gamze Ergüven
  • Theeb (Jordan) in Arabic – Naji Abu Nowar
  • A War (Denmark) in Danish – Tobias Lindholm


Best Documentary – Feature

Amy – Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees

  • Cartel Land – Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin
  • The Look of Silence – Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • What Happened, Miss Simone? – Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby, and Justin Wilkes
  • Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom – Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor

Best Documentary – Short Subject

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness – Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

  • Body Team 12 – David Darg and Bryn Mooser
  • Chau, Beyond the Lines – Courtney Marsh and Jerry Franck
  • Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah – Adam Benzine
  • Last Day of Freedom – Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman


Best Live Action Short Film

Stutterer – Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage

  • Ave Maria – Eric Dupont and Basil Khalil
  • Day One – Henry Hughes
  • Everything Will Be Okay – Patrick Vollrath
  • Shok – Jamie Donoughue

Best Animated Short Film

Bear Story – Pato Escala Pierart and Gabriel Osorio Vargas

  • Prologue – Imogen Sutton and Richard Williams
  • Sanjay’s Super Team – Nicole Paradis Grindle and Sanjay Patel
  • We Can’t Live Without Cosmos – Konstantin Bronzit
  • World of Tomorrow – Don Hertzfeldt


Best Original Score

The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone

Best Original Song

“Writing’s on the Wall” from SPECTRE – Music and Lyrics by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

  • “Earned It” from Fifty Shades of Grey – Music and Lyrics by Ahamad Balshe (Belly), Stephan Moccio, Jason “Daheala” Quenneville, Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd)
  • “Manta Ray” from Racing Extinction – Music by J. Ralph, Lyrics by Antony Hegarty
  • “Simple Song #3” from Youth – Music and Lyrics by David Lang
  • “Til It Happens to You” from The Hunting Ground – Music and Lyrics by Lady Gaga and Diane Warren


Best Sound Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road – Mark A. Mangini and David White

Best Sound Mixing

Mad Max: Fury Road – Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff, and Ben Osmo


Best Production Design

Mad Max: Fury Road – Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson

Best Cinematography

The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki


Best Makeup and Hairstyling

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

  • The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared – Love Larson and Eva von Bahr
  • The Revenant – Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman, and Robert Pandini

Best Costume Design

Mad Max: Fury Road – Jenny Beavan


Best Film Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel

Best Visual Effects

Ex Machina – Mark Williams Ardington, Sara Bennett, Paul Norris, and Andrew Whitehurst

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