THE OSCARS 2016 – RESULTS

Well there we have it, the most anticipated night in Hollywood is over for another year. We had some big winners, some surprises, and plenty of drama. Lets get into the results and see how many i got right and wrong. The winners will be in RED.

BEST PICTURE – RESULTS

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight

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Congratulations to Spotlight who walked away with the Oscar for the Best Film of the Year. It really was an absolutely incredible film that was extremely well crafted and led by a phenomenal ensemble cast, and really deserved the top honour. The only thing that completely baffles me and i cannot seem to understand is how the fuck a film can win Best Director but not Best Picture and vice versa. It is not the first time this has happened but regardless, these two awards really should go hand-in-hand. The film that wins one, should most definitely win the other without a doubt. If a film wins Best Picture, it makes total sense that the Director, the man in charge of overseeing everything and making everything work in perfect harmony would be given the title of Best Director. The only reason i can think of that would warrant the winners for these two categories being different is that the voters wanted both to win Best Picture, and they couldn’t decide so they just gave one Best Director and one Best Picture. The Academy has got to sort its shit out.

BEST ACTOR – RESULTS

Bryan Cranston – Trumbo

Matt Damon – The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant

Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl

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Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the best actors working today with an amazing body of work. With or without his Oscar he has always been a phenomenal actor who has always put 110% into every single role. This Oscar is not only to recognise his achievements in The Revenant but it is also to recognise his countless other amazing roles that he was or was not nominated for. I don’t think this will be his last Oscar, he has so much more to give and he will be a force in the acting scene for many years to come. Congrats on your first Oscar!!

BEST ACTRESS – RESULTS

Cate Blanchett – Carol

Brie Larson – Room

Jennifer Lawrence – Joy

Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn

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Brie Larson was phenomenal in Room and she absolutely deserved to receive this prestigious award. I really hope this means we get to see her in some more incredible dramatic roles in the future because she commands the screen whenever she is on it. I also think Eddie Redmayne hoped she would win so he didn’t have to make a fool of himself trying to pronounce Saoirse Ronan.

SUPPORTING ACTOR – RESULTS

Christian Bale – The Big Short

Tom Hardy – The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight

Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies

Sylvester Stallone – Creed

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Well, this was one of the tougher awards to predict and i was clearly wrong but the truth is, all of the actors had they won would have really earned the honour. Mark Rylance put in a killer performance and it was elevated by Tom Hanks’ performance in that film. Where Hanks owned his scenes, Rylance was just as captivating. What a role to be remembered for, and a very well deserved first Oscar.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS – RESULTS

Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara – Carol

Rachel McAdams – Spotlight

Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl

Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

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Congratulations to Alicia Vikander, not the role i thought she would be winning an Oscar for this year but she really shone in The Danish Girl. The fact that she was able to outshine last years Best Actor winner in his own film is a testament to her acting ability and this is definitely the first of many awards she will win throughout her career.

BEST DIRECTOR – RESULTS

Adam McKay – The Big Short

George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road

Alejandro G. Iñárritu – The Revenant

Lenny Abrahamson – Room

Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

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Congratulations to Alejandro G. Iñárritu who has now won back-to-back Directing Oscars which is an amazing feat. Contrary to what i said in my predictions, he is now the 3rd Director to have back-to-back wins along with John Ford (1940/41) and Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1949/50), not the first. But he is one of the most talented visionaries of cinema in the current age and will go down in history as one of greats of all time if he keeps this up.

BEST ANIMATED FILM – RESULTS

Anomalisa

Boy and the World

Inside Out

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie was There

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I don’t think anyone is surprised by this result at all. Inside Out was a fantastic Animated Film and was a step above all the other animated films this year. It appealed to kids, it appealed to adults, there was something in it for absolutely everyone and that is exactly why it ended up winning this award, congratulations.

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – RESULTS

Ed Lachman – Carol

Robert Richardson – The Hateful Eight

John Seale – Mad Max: Fury Road

Emmanuel Lubezki – The Revenant

Roger Deakins – Sicario

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Well there it is, 3 in a row for Emmanuel Lubezki and one of the best cinematographers working today. This film had some of the best cinematography that i have ever seen, so it is fantastic to see it be acknowledged by receiving the Oscar. Unfortunately Roger Deakins once again could not come away with a win for cinematography but one day he will most definitely get the award.

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – RESULTS

Bridge of Spies

Ex Machina

Inside Out

Spotlight

Straight Outta Compton

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Well, unfortunately i was not right with my prediction of Ex Machina, but Spotlight most definitely deserved the award. Really i thought Ex Machina was going to take it home as it isn’t nominated for anything bigger and i just really wanted it to go home with the Oscar for it’s incredible writing. But then again, the story in Spotlight is incredible and the way it is amazingly constructed is the reason it won the award. Congrats.

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – RESULTS

The Big Short

Brooklyn

Carol

The Martian

Room

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Definitely not the result i anticipated and most definitely not the film that should have won. Room was captivating from start to finish and the way the story played out to keep you invested in the film from start to finish was amazing. The Big Short i thought was very complex and that may have had more to do with the subject matter than the writing itself but it could have been translated in a better way. Anyway, well done i guess…..

BEST FILM EDITING – RESULTS

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Spotlight

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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I am so damn happy that Mad Max won the Oscar for Best Editing because it was the most effective use of editing of the year. The way it was implemented to make the action scenes look so unique and exciting was amazing and definitely deserving of the Oscar.

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS – RESULTS

Ex Machina

Mad Max: Fury Road

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Martian

The Revenant

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WOW, that was one of the most unexpected results of the night. I really wanted Ex Machina to win this award but i did not think that it would be able to surpass Mad Max, Star Wars, The Revenant, and The Martian. The visual effects used in this film to bring Eva to life visually were flawless and made you forget that there wasn’t actually a real android in the film.

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – RESULTS

Thomas Newman – Bridge of Spies

Carter Burwell – Carol

Ennio Morricone – The Hateful Eight

Jóhann Jóhannsson – Sicario

John Williams – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Yet another award that i predicted wrong. I thought Star Wars would pull through especially with having that nostalgia factor connecting it to the original films, but obviously that wasn’t enough to outdo what Morricone did with The Hateful Eight. I don’t have a whole lot of experience with Ennio Morricone and his scores in other Tarantino films, but he is widely regarded as one of the best composers today so i guess you can’t argue with that.

And that’s all for the main awards that i attempted to predict. I ended up getting 7/13 right, not a great result but i have to say i was happy with 95% of the winners that we got. Mad Max: Fury Road walked away with a staggering 6 awards making it the most successful Australian film at the Oscars. The Revenant took home 3 awards including Director, Actor and Cinematography and Spotlight walked away with the big one. That’s all for another year in film and i look forward to seeing what we have in the running next year.

 

ADDITIONAL AWARDS RESULTS

BEST COSTUME DESIGN – RESULTS

Carol

Cinderella

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – RESULTS

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING – RESULTS

Mad Max: Fury Road

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared

The Revenant

BEST SOUND EDITING – RESULTS

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST SOUND MIXING – RESULTS

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM – RESULTS

Bear Story

Prologue

Sanjay’s Super Team

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT-RESULTS

Body Team 12

Chau, Beyond the Lines

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Last Day of Freedom

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – RESULTS

Amy

Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM- RESULTS

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay

Shok

Shutterer

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM-RESULTS

Embrace the Serpent

Mustang

Son of Saul

Theeb

A War

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – RESULTS

Earned It – Fifty Shades of Grey

Manta Ray – Racing Extinction

Simple Song #3 – Youth

Till it Happens to You – The Hunting Ground

Writing’s on the Wall – Spectre

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