It's the biggest night of the year for Hollywood, but who walked away with an award this year? We've got everything you need to know...
It’s the biggest night of the year for Hollywood, and this year’s Oscars have certainly been one for the books. Thanks to new names getting nominations, and some we’ve seen before but have had extremely high hopes for, plus race controversy and calls for more equality, this year’s ceremony, and the lead-up to it, certainly won’t be one to forget any time soon.
We’ve been pretty sure since the nominations were announced that Leo would finally get his moment to scoop up the Best Actor award, but we can’t deny that there was a niggling doubt up until the very last minute. Thank goodness that his role in The Revenant impressed the Academy enough to award him one of the highest honours of the evening – and the world celebrated along with him.
She’s been favourite to win, but Brie Larson couldn’t look more elated to be holding that Oscar in her hand. The actress wowed in her role in Room, and her first ever Academy Award nominated led to her walking away with the award.
Mark Rylance faced fierce competition to walk away with this award, including favourite Sylvester Stallone. He took the opportunity to address the lack of diversity in Hollywood backstage, saying: ‘I know it’s necessary to make a show out of it, but I feel like you’re more of a spokesman when you win.
Eddie Redmayne’s co-star Alicia Vikander wowed in The Danish Girl, but she still couldn’t quite believe her luck in winning the Oscar. Holding back tears, she said: ‘I’m still trying to remember anything that happened in the last five minutes!’
Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith’s song, The Writing’s on the Wall, was tipped to win an Oscar almost as soon as it came out, but the pair behind the song couldn’t have been happier to walk away with the award.
Alejandro González Iñárritu took away the Oscar for best director for the second year in a row. His work on The Revenant follows last year’s success for Birdman.
Writers Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer won the award for their work on Spotlight, the film based on the true story of a group of journalists from The Boston Globe investigation allegations of child molestation amongst priests.
Jenny Beavan made headlines after that joke from Stephen Fry at the BAFTAs, but her new Oscar award should overshadow that. She chose an M&S jacket for the ceremony, and said during her speech: ‘It was an incredible experience…It could be horribly prophetic, Mad Max, if we stopped being kind to each other and kept polluting the atmosphere.’
It was a surprise win for Spotlight. The picture was up against favourites The Revenant, Mad Max and Room, but triumphed to win the coveted award. The journalism drama, about The Boston Globe’s investigation into claims of abuse in the Catholic Church, and the film’s incredible writing and acting has paid off.
Emmanuel Lubezki won the Oscar for his work on The Revenant, and set a new record while he was at it. It’s the third year in a row Emmanuel has taken the award for Best Cinematography, following wins for Birdman and Gravity.
James Gay Rees and Asif Kapadia were the men behind Amy Winehouse documentary Amy, and the powerful tribute has won them the Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA. Asif paid tribute to Winehouse in his speech, saying: ‘…This is all about showing the world who she really was: not her tabloid persona, the beautiful girl, the amazing soul, funny, intelligent, witty, someone special, someone who needed looking after.