Leonardo DiCaprio Finally Wins Best Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio Finally Wins Best Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio has won his first Academy Award, claiming best actor for his performance in the survival epic The Revenant. The 41-year-old had previously been nominated five times for acting’s highest honour, dating back to his 1993 role in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.

But the much-coveted award eluded him until Sunday night’s 88th Academy Awards, held at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre.

“Spotlight” is basking in the golden glow of Oscar as the best picture of the year.

“Mad Max: Fury Road” may have won more honors at the 88th Academy Awards, leading all films with six. “The Revenant” won some major prizes, including the first Oscar for actor Leonardo DiCaprio.

But when the last award of the evening was read, it was the little film about Boston Globe investigative reporters digging into a sex abuse scandal involving Catholic priests that was left standing.

“This film gave a voice to survivors,” producer Michael Sugar said. “And this film amplifies that voice, which we hope will become a choir that will resonate all the way to the Vatican.”

It was one of just two awards “Spotlight” took home. The film also won for Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer’s original screenplay.

But until that moment, it looked like “Revenant,” about a vengeful trapper in the 1820s, was going to go all the way.

The list of winners at the 2016 Oscars:

Best PictureSpotlight

Actor in a Lead Role: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Actress in a Lead Role: Brie Larson, Room

Directing: Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant

Original Score: Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

Original Song: “Writings on the Wall,” Spectre, Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

Best Foreign Language Film: Hungary, Son of Saul

Live Action Short FilmStutterer, Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage

Documentary FeatureAmy, Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees

Documentary Short SubjectA Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Actor in a Supporting Role: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Animated Feature FilmInside Out, Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera

Animated Short FilmBear Story, Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala

Visual EffectsEx Machina, Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett

Sound MixingMad Max: Fury Road, Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo

Sound EditingMad Max: Fury Road, Mark Mangini and David White

Film EditingMad Max: Fury Road, Margaret Sixel

CinematographyThe Revenant, Emmanuel Lubezki

Makeup and HairstylingMad Max: Fury Road, Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin

Production DesignMad Max: Fury Road, Production Design: Colin Gibson; Set Decoration: Lisa Thompson

Costume DesignMad Max: Fury Road, Jenny Beavan

Actress in a Supporting Role: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best Adapted ScreenplayThe Big Short, Charles Randolph and Adam McKay

Original ScreenplaySpotlight, Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Debbie Reynolds

Honorary Oscar: Spike Lee

Honorary Oscar: Gena Rowlands

.: news.sky.com, eonline.com

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