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Oscars 2016: Winners Announced at 88th Academy Awards | Variety


In an upset victory, newspaper drama “Spotlight” won best picture at the 88th Academy Awards over heavily favored survival epic “The Revenant.”  The drama about the Boston Globe’s investigation into the Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal also nabbed a statue for its screenplay, while “Mad Max: Fury Road” picked up a leading six Oscars exclusively in technical categories.

Though it missed out on best picture, “The Revenant” didn’t go home empty-handed, winning best director for Alejandro G. Iñárritu, best actor for star Leonardo DiCaprio and best cinematography.

It was a politically charged evening, one in which winners and presenters used their moment on stage to shine a light on issues ranging from global warming to campus rape.  Sunday’s ceremony also unfolded in the wake of…

Source: Oscars 2016: Winners Announced at 88th Academy Awards | Variety


4 comments on “Oscars 2016: Winners Announced at 88th Academy Awards | Variety

  1. ksbeth



  2. hitandrun1964

    I am so incredibly happy that SPOTLIGHT won. I never want to see The Revenant either.

    Liked by 1 person

    • First Night Design

      Having read what you said about Spotlight, I thought you’d be more extremely happy. Seems to have upset some people though. I care not.


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