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Oscars 2016 Winners: The End of 'Will Leo Win?' Speculation Is Here


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The 2016 Oscars are finally here. We've seen what the actors are wearing, know what's in their swag bag, and obsessively tracked their red carpet moves. Now it's time to see who's taking home a small, shiny man.

We'll update the list of winners as the night rolls on.

Best Picture

Winner: Spotlight

Nominees: The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Room

Best Actor

Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)

Nominees: Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Matt Damon (The Martian), Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs), Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl)

Best Actress

Winner: Brie Larson (Room)

Nominees: Cate Blanchett (Carol), Jennifer Lawrence (Joy), Charlotte Rampling (45 Years), Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)

Best Supporting Actor

Winner: Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)

Nominees: Christian Bale (The Big Short), Tom Hardy (The Revenant), Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight), Sylvester Stallone (Creed)

Best Supporting Actress

Winner: Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)

Nominees: Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Rooney Mara (Carol), Rachel McAdams (Spotlight), Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)


Winner: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant)

Nominees: Adam McKay (The Big Short), George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road), Lenny Abrahamson (Room), Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)

Film Editing

Winner: Margaret Sixel (Mad Max: Fury Road)

Nominees: Hank Corwin (The Big Short), Stephen Mirrione (The Revenant), Tom McArdle (Spotlight), Marcia Lucas, Paul Hirsch, and Richard Chew (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

Foreign Language Film

Winner: Son of Saul (Hungary)

Nominees: Embrace of the Serpent (Colombia), Mustang (France), Theeb, A War (Denmark)

Original Score

Winner: The Hateful Eight

Nominees: Bridge of Spies, Carol, Sicario, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Production Design

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

Nominees: Bridge of Spies, The Danish Girl, The Martian, The Revenant

Visual Effects

Winner: Ex Machina

Nominees: Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Adapted Screenplay

Winner: The Big Short

Nominees: Brooklyn, Carol, The Martian, Room

Original Screenplay

Winner: Spotlight

Nominees: Bridge of Spies, Ex Machina, Inside Out, Straight Outta Compton

Animated Feature Film

Winner: Inside Out

Nominees: Anomalisa, Boy and the World, Shaun the Sheep Movie, When Marnie Was There


Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

Nominees: La Liazar, Carol, The Hateful Eight, The Revenant, Sicario

Costume Design

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

Nominees: Carol, Cinderella, The Danish Girl, The Revenant

Documentary Feature

Winner: Amy

Nominees: Cartel Land, The Look of Silence, What Happened Miss Simone?, Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

Documentary Short Subject

Winner: "A Girl in the River"

Nominees: "Body Team 12," "Chau," "Beyond the Lines," "Clau Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah," "Last Day of Freedom"

Makeup and Hairstyling

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

Nominees: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, The Revenant

Original Song

Winner:  "Writing's On the Wall" (Spectre)

Nominees: "Earned It" (Fifty Shades of Grey), "Manta Ray" (Racing Extinction),"Simple Song #3" (Youth), "Til It Happens To You" (The Hunting Ground)

Animated Short Film

Winner: "Bear Story"

Nominees: "Prologue," "Sanjay's Super Team," "We Can't Live Without Cosmos," "World of Tomorrow"

Live Action Short Film

Winner:  "Stutterer"

Nominees: "Ava Maria," "Day One," "Everything Will Be Okay," "Shok"

Sound Editing

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

Nominees: The Martian, The Revenant, Sicario, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sound Mixing

Winner: Mad Max

Nominees: Bridge of Spies, The Martian, The Revenant, Star Wars: The Force Awakens