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Arts and Entertainment

'Spotlight' Wins Best Picture Oscar In An Upset Victory

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While the Oscar races are generally fairly predictable—shocker, Leo finally won Best Actor—this year's awards had a few surprises, including the winner of the biggest prize of them all.In a win that many are calling a major upset, Spotlight took home Best Picture, beating heavy favorite The Revenant for the Oscar. The Revenant , however, did predictably win Best Director and Best Actor for Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Leonardo DiCaprio, respectively. Iñárritu's win makes him the first back-to-back winner of Best Director since 1950 (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, for A Letter to Three Wives and All About Eve). Brie Larson took home Best Actress for her breakout performance in Room.

In another surprising upset, Mark Rylance took home Best Supporting Actor for his role in Bridge of Spies, beating Sylvester Stallone reprising his role as Rocky Balboa in Creed. Check out Sly's reaction when he found out he lost:

In terms of volume, Mad Max: Fury Road was the big winner with six. Film composer legend Ennio Morricone finally took home his first Oscar, for his score to Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight.

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Here's the complete list of winners from the 88th Academy Awards:

  • Best Picture: Spotlight
  • Best Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role: Brie Larson, Room
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
  • Best Animated Feature Film: Inside Out
  • Best Original Screenplay: Spotlight, Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short, Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
  • Best Cinematography: The Revenant, Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Best Visual Effects: Ex-Machina, Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett
  • Best Film Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road, Margaret Sixel
  • Best Costume Design: Mad Max: Fury Road, Jenny Beavan
  • Best Production Design: Mad Max: Fury Road, Colin Gibson, Lisa Thompson
  • Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Mad Max: Fury Road, Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin
  • Best Sound Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road, Mark Mangini and David White
  • Best Sound Mixing: Mad Max: Fury Road, Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo
  • Best Documentary Feature: Amy
  • Best Documentary Short: A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
  • Best Live Action Short: Stutterer
  • Best Animated Short Film: Bear Story
  • Best Original Score: Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
  • Best Foreign Language Film: Son Of Saul (Hungary)
  • Best Original Song: "Writing's on the Wall' from Spectre (Sam Smith)