The Academy Awards, or “Oscars”, is an annual American awards ceremony to recognise excellence in the film industry.
This year the Oscars were held at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 and hosted by Chris Rock.
Spotlight has been named best picture and Leonardo DiCaprio finally took home the best actor award for his role in The Revenant.
This year the ceremony was boycotted by some Hollywood figures protesting about the lack of ethnic diversity among this year’s nominees. All 20 nominees in the best acting or supporting acting categories were white.
Host Chris Rock launched the show by addressing the race controversy head on.
He commented he had “counted at least 15 black people” in the montage that opened the ceremony, before welcoming people to the “white People’s Choice awards”.
Here is a list of some of the winners:
Actress in Supporting Role – Alicia Vikander for The Danish Girl
Best Animated Feature Film – Inside Out
Actor in Supporting Role – Mark Rylance for Bridge of Spies
Music (Original Song) – ‘Writing’s On The Wall’, from Spectre, Sam Smith
Directing – The Revenant, Alejandro Inarriu
Actress in a Leading Role – Brie Larson, Room
Actor in a Leading Role – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Best Picture – Spotlight