ACADEMY AWARDS: Highlights (2016)

The Academy Awards is basically the Super Bowl of Hollywood, so of course it is one of my favourite television specials of the year. See below for highlights from Sunday’s event including major award winners, honourable mentions, and key moments. Also, keep an eye out later this week for my best dressed list of stunning gowns and structured suits!

Major Award Winners


Best Picture Winner – Spotlight

Best Picture Nominations – The Big ShortBridge of SpiesBrooklynMad Max: Fury RoadThe MartianThe Revenant, and Room

Major Winners

Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Best Actress – Brie Larson, Room

Best Supporting Actor – Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Best Supporting Actress – Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Alejandro González Iñárritu

Best Director – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, The Revenant

Writing's on the Wall

Best Original Song – Sam Smith & Jimmy Napes, Spectre

Inside Out

Best Animated Feature Film – Inside Out

Mad Max Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road had 10 nominations going into the night and ended up taking home a total of SIX AWARDS including: Costume Design, Make Up & Hairstyling, Production Design, Film Editing, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing.

Honourable Mentions

The list below contains several amazing contributions by actors this year that I thought necessary to mention as they gave exceptional performances.


Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

The Martian

Matt Damon, The Martian

Saoirse Ronan 2

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Rachel McAdams Spotlight

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

See the links below for the full list of 2016 winners:

Oscar Winners 2016: Complete List

Key Moments

See the the video links below for some of this year’s Oscars best moments including Chris Rock’s opening monologue, Lady Gaga’s heartbreaking performance of “Til It Happens To You”, and FINALLY Leo’s Acceptance Speech!!!


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