The Oscars: Leonardo DiCaprio wins first Oscar

The Oscars: Leonardo DiCaprio wins first Oscar

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Leonardo DiCaprio has finally won his first Oscar for his role in The Revenant.


Leonardo DiCaprio has at long last won his first Oscar for his brilliant performance in the epic The Revenant, after his sixth nomination for an award at The Oscars.

The Revenant, a survival drama about frontiersman Hugh Glass who sets out for revenge after he is left for dead, after surviving a vicious attack by a bear, won 3 out of the 12 awards it was nominated for.

The smash hit movie won: Best Director (Ajeandro Inarritu) and Best Cinematography, where Emmaual Lubezki won his third Oscar in a row for his Cinematography work, in 2015 winning with Birdman and winning with Gravity in 2014.

The big winner of the night though was Mad Max: Fury Road, which was nominated for a total of 10 Oscar’s and took home an impressive 6 awards in the technical categories. It took home the awards for: costume design, production design, hair and makeup, editing, sound editing and sound mixing.

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It was also a good night for British talent, Mark Rylance surprisingly won the award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Bridge of Spies, Jenny Bevan, who was described as a “bag lady” by Stephen Fry at The Bafta’s won an award for her work on Mad Max: Fury Road and another surprise win was Sam Smith’s victory with his song “Writing’s On The Wall” for Spectre.

Meanwhile, outside the venue, a small protest was led by Reverend Al Sharpton gathered outside of The Dolby Theatre, where The Oscar’s were hold, in order to make their feelings heard about this year’s ceremony, although the ceremony passed with less incidents than initially anticipated.

This year’s host Chris Rock also had plenty of jokes up his sleeve about the all-white nominees for a second year in a row at the prestigious annual awards. The ceremony opened with Chris Rock addressing the #OscarsSoWhite controversy.

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Rock immediately got straight to the point and said: “You’re damn right, Hollywood’s racist”. But the comedian also made fun of this year’s boycotters of the ceremony. Sacha Baron Cohen was also thrown into the mix as his character Ali G, saying he was representing all of the people who had been overlooked.

When taking to the stage, he said: “I’m representing all those who have been overlooked: Will Smith, Idris Elbow and of course, the amazing black bloke from Star Wars, Darth Vader.”

Another appearances of the night included performances from Sam Smith, The Weeknd, Dave Grohl and a very moving and inspiring performance from Lady Gaga.

The full winners list of The Oscars 2016:

BEST PICTURE

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight - WINNER

 

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant - WINNER

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room – WINNER

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies  - WINNER

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara, Carol

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl  - WINNER

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Anomalisa

Boy and the World

Inside Out – WINNER

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant  - WINNER

Sicario

COSTUME DESIGN

Carol

Cinderella

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road  - WINNER

The Revenant

DIRECTING

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant  - WINNER

Room

Spotlight

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

Amy  - WINNER

Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

Body Team 12

Chau, beyond the Lines

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness  - WINNER

Last Day of Freedom

FILM EDITING

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road  - WINNER

The Revenant

Spotlight

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Embrace of the Serpent

Mustang

Son of Saul  - WINNER

Theeb

A War

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Mad Max: Fury Road  - WINNER

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out

the Window and Disappeared

The Revenant

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

Bridge of Spies

Carol

The Hateful Eight  - WINNER

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

“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  - WINNER

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road  - WINNER

The Martian

The Revenant

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

Bear Story – WINNER

Prologue

Sanjay’s Super Team

We Can’t Live without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)

Shok

Stutterer  - WINNER

SOUND EDITING

Mad Max: Fury Road  - WINNER

The Martian

The Revenant

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

SOUND MIXING

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road  - WINNER

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

VISUAL EFFECTS

Ex Machina  - WINNER

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

The Big Short - WINNER

Brooklyn

Carol

The Martian

Room

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

Bridge of Spies

Ex Machina

Inside Out

Spotlight – WINNER

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Laura Fleming
I am a 20 year old aspiring writer from Buckinghamshire, and enjoy writing both fiction and non-fiction. I like to keep myself updated on all the Entertainment news- in particular, TV &+ Film... I am an insanely huge Film and TV fan, and spend half of my natural life catching up on the latest Films and TV programmes... Or, if I'm not going square eyed, I'll have my head buried in a book somewhere!

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