Hello all you Nagpur movie buffs. And the Oscars are here, cheery, glitzy and full of rejoice. There has been a lot of buzz about Oscar Awards among the city’s movie lovers. So the wait is finally over…here’s rolling out the complete list of winners in the Oscar Awards 2016
What came as no surprise to anyone, Tom McCarthy’s biographical drama, ‘Spotlight’ won the highly competitive race for the Best Film at the Oscars. It was pitted against 7 others including ‘The Big Short,’ ‘Bridge of Spies,’ ‘Brooklyn,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ ‘The Martian,’ ‘The Revenant’ and ‘Room.’ What was surprising though, was the fact that ‘Brooklyn’ won no awards.
Best Actor in a lead a Role
One of the biggest highlights of the event was the announcement of the Best Actor award. And after waiting for bated breath, Leonardo DiCaprio fans were in for a huge treat… The actor finally won the award for his critically acclaimed film, ‘The Revenant.’ This was the sixth year in a row that DiCaprio was nominated and marked his first Oscar victory.
Best Actress in a Lead Role
Taking home the ‘Best Actress’ trophy was Brie Larson, the girl who impressed us all with her unmatchable portrayal of ‘Maa’ in Lenny Abrahamson’s ‘Room.’ Turns out audiences and critic weren’t the only ones she impressed, the actress sure floored the Academy too. Brie was competing with Cate Blanchett (Carol), Jennifer Lawrence (Joy), Charlotte Rampling (45 Years) and Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn).
Known for being one of the most temperamental and strict directors, Alejandro G. Inarritu, sure reaped the fruits of his hard work. The filmmaker won the ‘Best Director’ award for ‘The Revenant.’ The director was competing with Lenny Abrahamson (Room), George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road), Tom McCarthy (Spotlight) and Adam McKey (The Big Short).
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Given that this is the Oscars we are looking at there was no doubt that we’d only come across the most talented lot in the nominated list. Accordingly the nominations included Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Rooney Mara (Carol), Rachel McAdams (Spotlight), Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) and Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs). And the one to grab the award was Alicia, very deservingly so!
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
For his outstanding portrayal of Rudolf Abel in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Bridges of Spies,’ actor Mark Rylance was awarded with the Best Supporting Actor trophy. The 56-year old, who garnered a lot of appreciation for breathing life in his character, was nominated alongside Christian Bale (The Big Short), Tom Hardy (The Revenant) Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight) and Sylvester Stallone (Creed).
Best Music (Original Song)
Though it is very less likely, but even if you aren’t a James Bond fan and even if you did not appreciate the musical merit of ‘Writing on a wall’ in Spectre, Sam Smith would have absolutely floored you with his live rendition of the song at the Academy Award event. No wonder the musician, along with his partner, Jimmy Napes, won the ‘Best Song’ award for it. Others songs in the running were ‘Earned It’ from ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ ‘Manta Ray’ from ‘Racing Extinction,’ ‘Simple Song #3’ from ‘Youth’ and ‘Til It Happens To You’ from ‘The Hunting Ground.’
Best Music (Original Score)
Compiling the best yet again, the Oscar nominations for ‘Best Score’ category included ‘Bridge of Spies,’ ‘Carol,’ ‘The Hateful Eight,’ ‘Sicario’ and ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ And Ennio Morricone was the lucky winner for his nail-bitingly amazingly score for ‘The Hateful Eight.’ From fear to anxiety to a firing rage, Ennio’s music gave us a lot of experiences.
Best Animated Feature Film
Remember that cute little film about how the inside of our heads work while we are growing up? Yeah, the same one that made you laugh out loud and shed a few silent tears too! That awesome animated film, ‘Inside Out,’ seems to have did not just bowl you over, it also won the Academy Award for The Best Animated Feature Film. Obviously, creators Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera were on top of the world with their victory over ‘Anomalisa,’ ‘Boy and the World,’ ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ and ‘When Marnie Was There.’