2016 Oscars: DiCaprio wins for first time but 'Spotlight' takes best film

Hot favourite Leonardo DiCaprio wins first Oscar for The Revenant, which misses best film.

After six previous nominations, Leonardo  DiCaprio finally achieved his first best actor Oscar at the  88th Academy Awards in Hollywood.

While his role in the wilderness epic, shot in extreme conditions, was not enough for best film, The Revenant won the best director award for Alejandro G Iñárritu,

Spotlight, about the Boston Globe's investigation of child abuse in the Catholic Church, won best film.

As expected, Brie Larson won best actress for Room, in which she plays an imprisoned mother with a son,

The critics' pick of Mark Rylance over Sylvester Stallone turned out to be the correct one for best supporting actor, while Alice Vikander topped a strong field for best supporting actress.

The early presentations contained no surprises with screenplay wins for The Big Short and Spotlight. The writers of The Big Short took a swipe at Wall Street and Donald Trump at their presentation, playing to Hollywood's liking for the left field of politics.

Vice President Joe Biden also made an appearance.

As expected, in the technical awards, Mad Max: Fury Road picks the best costume and production design awards as well as sound mixing and editing.

The winner/s of the main categories are in bold face type.

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

BEST ACTOR
Bryan Cranston in Trumbo, Matt Damon in The MartianLeonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant, Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs, Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 
Christian Bale in The Big Short, Tom Hardy in The Revenant, Mark Ruffalo in SpotlightMark Rylance in Bridge of Spies, Sylvester Stallone in Creed

BEST ACTRESS 
Cate Blanchett in CarolBrie Larson in Room, Jennifer Lawrence in Joy, Charlotte Rampling in 45 Years, Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jennifer Jason Leigh in The Hateful Eight, Rooney Mara in Carol, Rachel McAdams in Spotlight, Alicia Vikander in The Danish Girl, Kate Winslet in Steve Jobs

BEST DIRECTOR 
The Big Short, Adam McKay; Mad Max: Fury Road, George Miller; The Revenant, Alejandro G IñárrituRoom, Lenny Abrahamson; Spotlight, Tom McCarthy
BEST ANIMATED FILM 
Anomalisa, Boy and the World, Inside Out, Shaun the Sheep Movie and When Marnie Was There
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE 
Amy, Cartel Land, The Look of Silence, What Happened, Miss Simone? Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM 
Embrace of the Serpent, Colombia; Mustang, France; Son of Saul, HungaryTheeb, Jordan; A War, Denmark

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Big Short, Charles Randolph and Adam McKayBrooklyn, Nick Hornby; Carol, Phyllis Nagy; The Martian; Drew Goddard, Room, Emma Donoghue
ORIGINAL SCREEN PLAY 
Bridge of Spies, Matt Charman and Ethan and Joel Coen; Ex Machina, Alex Garland; Inside Out, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Spotlight, Josh Singer and Tom McCarthyStraight Outta Compton, Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff
ORIGINAL SCORE
Bridge of Spies, Thomas Newman; Carol, Carter Burwell; The Hateful Eight, Ennio Morricone; Sicario; Jóhann Jóhannsson; Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Williams
ORIGINAL SONG
“Earned It” Fifty 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

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