Mark Rylance Wins First Oscar, Spotlight Takes Top Honor – Full List of Winners

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The 88th Annual Academy Awards were presented February 28 in Los Angeles.
Mark Rylance in "Bridge of Spies"
Mark Rylance in "Bridge of Spies"

The tension surrounding the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees was not ignored by host Chris Rock, who remarked during his opening monologue, “If they nominated hosts, I wouldn’t even get this job. Y’all would be watching Neil Patrick Harris right now.” He added, “We want opportunity, we want the black actors to get the same opportunities as white actors.”

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Many theatre folk contributed to the major contending films, most notably Spotlight, which won the Oscar for Best Picture. The drama is inspired by the real-life story of how the Boston Globe newspaper uncovered the scandalous cover-up of child molestation within the local Catholic Archdiocese.

The film’s ensemble cast is populated with stage actors, including Tony nominee Brian d'Arcy James, Tony winners Len Cariou, Billy Crudup and Liev Schreiber as well as Tony nominees Mark Ruffalo and Stanley Tucci.

Three-time Tony Award-winning stage actor Mark Rylance, who was a first-time Oscar nominee this year, won the Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Bridge of Spies.

Rylance is currently appearing Off-Broadway in Nice Fish at St. Ann’s Warehouse. The play is co-written with Louis Jenkins, a Minnesota poet who Rylance quoted in his first two Tony acceptance speeches.

Lady Gaga delivered a powerful performance of her Oscar-nominated song co-written with hit-maker Diane Warren “Til It Happens to You.” The song is from the documentary film The Hunting Ground, which exposes the issues of campus rape at colleges across the U.S.

The arrangement was written and conducted by Tony and Grammy-winning Broadway music director and orchestrator Stephen Oremus, who worked with Lady Gaga to conceive the buzzed-about Sound of Music medley from last year’s Oscars.

Mad Max: Fury Road, a remake of the popular film franchise from the 1970s and 80s, led with the most awards of any of the nominated pictures, earning six Oscars. Leonardo DiCaprio, who had been nominated for five Academy Awards, won his first Oscar for The Revenant.

Full nominations, with winners in bold and preceded by an asterisk, follow:

Best Picture
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Best Director
Adam McKay The Big Short
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Lenny Abrahamson, Room
*Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Best Actor
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
*Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, Carol
*Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
*Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
*Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Adapted Screenplay
*The Big Short (Charles Randolph, Adam McKay)
The Martian

Best Original Screenplay
Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
Inside Out
*Spotlight (Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy)
Straight Outta Compton

Best Animated Feature Film
Boy And The World
*Inside Out
Shaun The Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

Best Cinematography
The Hateful Eight
Mad Mad: Fury Road
*The Revenant (Emmanuel Lubezki)

Best Foreign Language Film
Embrace of the Serpent
*Son of Saul
A War

Best Original Score
Bridge of Spies
*The Hateful Eight (Ennio Morricone)
Star Wars

Best Production Design
Bridge Of Spies
The Danish Girl
*Mad Max: Fury Road (Colin Gibson, Lisa Thompson)
The Martian
The Revenant

Best Film Editing
Big Short
*Mad Max: Fury Road (Margaret Sixel)
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Visual Effects
*Ex Machina (Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett)
Mad Max
The Revenant
Star Wars
The Martian

Best Costume Design
The Danish Girl
*Mad Max: Fury Road (Jenny Beavan)
The Revenant

Best Documentary Feature
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

Best Documentary Short Subject
Body Team 12
Chau Behind the Lines
Claude Lanzman
*A Girl In The River
Last Day Of Freedom

Best Makeup & Hairstyling
*Mad Max: Fury Road (Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega, Damian Martin)
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared
The Revenant

Best Original Song
"Earned It," 50 Shades Of Grey
"Manta Ray," Racing Extinction
"Simple Song #3," Youth
"Til It Happens to You," The Hunting Ground
*"Writing’s on the Wall," Spectre

Best Animated Short Film
Sanjay’s Super Team
*Bear Story
World of Tomorrow
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

Best Live Action Short Film
Ave Maria
Day One
Everything Will Be OK

Best Sound Editing
*Mad Max: Fury Road (Mark Mangini, David White)
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Sound Mixing
Bridge Of Spies
*Mad Max: Fury Road (Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff, Ben Osmo)
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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