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So Spotlight, the film about the dogged team of Boston Globe journalists who exposed sexual abuse by Catholic priests, upset the odds and claimed Best Film at last night’s 88th Annual Academy Awards, but most of the other top awards followed the form book.

As expected, Leonardo DiCaprio took Best Actor for The Revenant, finally bagging an Oscar at the sixth time of asking; and Brie Larson scooped the Best Actress prize for her performance as a kidnapped mother in Room; Mark Rylance pipped sentimental favourite Sylvester Stallone to Best Supporting Actor and Alicia Vikander won Best Supporting Actress, while Alejandro G Iñárritu became only the third filmmaker in Hollywood history to win Best Director two years in a row.

The night’s big winner was Mad Max: Fury Road, which roared away with six of the technical awards, including Best Costume for Jenny Beavan, which meant that The Martian and Star Wars: The Force Awakens both went home empty handed, as sadly did the sublime Carol, directed by Todd Haynes and adpated by Phyllis Nagy from Patricia Highsmith’s novel.

Here’s how the awards went, with the full list of nominees, followed by my ‘will win predictions’ and the actual winner.

Best Film

The Big Short



Bridge of Spies





Brooklyn





Mad Max: Fury Road





The Martian





The Revenant




Room


Spotlight
  



Will win: The Revenant 


Did win: Spotlight

Best Director 

Lenny Abrahamson – Room 


Alejandro G Inarritu – The Revenant 


Tom McCarthy – Spotlight 


Adam McKay – The Big Short 


George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road 



Will win: Alejandro G Inarritu – The Revenant 



Did win:


Alejandro G Inarritu – The Revenant 




Best Actor 

Bryan Cranston – Trumbo 

Matt Damon – The Martian 

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant 

Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs 

Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl  



Will win: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant 


Did win: 
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant  


Best Actress 

Cate Blanchett – Carol 


Brie Larson – Room 


Jennifer Lawrence – Joy 


Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years 


Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn  



Will win: Brie Larson – Room 



Did win:

Brie Larson – Room


Best Supporting Actor 

Christian Bale – The Big Short 


Tom Hardy – The Revenant 


Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight


Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies 


Sylvester Stallone – Creed


Will win: Sylvester Stallone – Creed 


Did win:
Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight


Best Supporting Actress 

Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight 

Rooney Mara – Carol 

Rachel Adams – Spotlight 

Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl 

Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs  



Will win: Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl 



Did win:


Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl


Animated Feature Film

Anomalisa


Boy and the World


Inside Out


Shaun the Sheep Movie


When Marnie Was There


Will win:
 Inside Out





Did win:



Inside Out

Cinematography

Carol


The Hateful Eight


Mad Max: Fury Road


The Revenant


Sicario

Will win:
 The Revenant



Did win:


The Revenant


Costume Design

Carol


Cinderella


The Danish Girl


Mad Max: Fury Road


The Revenant


Will win: Cinderella


Did win:
Mad Max: Fury Road

Documentary Feature

Amy


Cartel Land


The Look of Silence


What Happened, Miss Simone?


Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom


Will win: Amy


Did win:

Amy


Documentary Short Subject

Body Team 12


Chau, Beyond the Lines


Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah


A Girl in the River: The Prince of Forgiveness


Last Day of Freedom

Will win: Body Team 12

Did win: A Girl in the River: The Prince of Forgiveness

Film Editing

The Big Short


Mad Max: Fury Road


The Revenant


Spotlight


Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Will win:
 Mad Max: Fury Road




Did win:


Mad Max: Fury Road


Foreign Language Film

Embrace of the Serpent


Mustang


Son of Saul


Theeb


A War


Will win:
 Son of Saul




Did win:


Son of Saul


Makeup and Hairstyling

Mad Max: Fury Road


The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared


The Revenant


Will win:
 Mad Max: Fury Road





Did win:


Mad Max: Fury Road

Music Original Score

Bridge of Spies

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Will win:
 


The Hateful Eight





Did win:


:
 


The Hateful Eight

Music Original Song

‘Earned It’ – Fifty Shades of Grey

‘Manta Ray’ – Racing Extinction

‘Simple Song’ – Youth

‘Til It Happens To You’ – The Hunting Ground

‘Writing’s on the Wall’ – Spectre


Will win:
 


‘Til It Happens To You’ – The Hunting Ground





Did win:

‘Writing’s on the Wall’ – Spectre

Production Design

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant


Will win:
 Mad Max: Fury Road








Did win:


Mad Max: Fury Road

Animated Short Film 

Bear Story


Prologue


Sanjay’s Super Team


We Can’t Live Without the Cosmos


World of Tomorrow


Will win: 


Sanjay’s Super Team





Did win:


Bear Story

Live Action Short Film

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)

Shok

Stutterer


Will win:

Ave Maria




Did win:


Stutterer

Sound Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Will win:
 Mad Max: Fury Road








Did win:


Mad Max: Fury Road

Sound Mixing 

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Will win:
 Mad Max: Fury Road





Did win:


Mad Max: Fury Road

Visual Effects
 

Ex Machina

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens


Will win:
 Mad Max: Fury Road





Did win:

Ex Machina

Adapted Screenplay

The Big Short 

Brooklyn

Carol

The Martian

Room 


Will win:

 The Big Short






Did win:



The Big Short

Original Screenplay

Bridge of Spies

Ex Machina

Inside Out

Spotlight

Straight Outta Compton


Will win:


 
Spotlight

Did win:


Spotlight