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2016 Oscars Winners List - Were There Any Surprises?

The 88th Annual Academy Awards ceremony is upon us, with Chris Rock having returned as the host for the 2016 rendition of the Oscars show. Heading into the event, such movies as The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road were leading the pack with the most Oscar nominations (that includes a Best Picture nod for both movies), while such actors as Brie Larson and - yes, at long last - Leonardo DiCaprio were expected to take home the gold for their performances. Of course, it wouldn't be the Oscars without at least one or two "upsets" or "surprise winners," now would it?

Read on for the complete list of winners for the 88th Annual Academy Awards!

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Best Picture

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

WINNER: Spotlight

Best Director

Adam McKay, The Big Short

George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

WINNER: Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant

Lenny Abrahamson, Room

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Best Actor

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

WINNER: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmyane, The Danish Girl

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett, Carol

WINNER: Brie Larson, Room

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Adapted Screenplay

WINNER: Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short

Nick Hornby, Brooklyn

Phyllis Nagy, Carol

Drew Goddard, The Martian

Emma Donohue, Room

Best Original Screenplay

Matt Charman and Coen Bros., Bridge of Spies

Alex Garland, Ex Machina

Josh Cooley, Peter Docter, and Megan LeFauve, Inside Out

WINNER: Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight

Andrea Berloff, Jonathan Herman, S. Leigh Savidge and Alan Wenkus, Straight Outta Compton

Best Supporting Actor

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

WINNER: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara, Carol

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

WINNER: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Animated Feature

Anomalisa

Boy and the World

WINNER: Inside Out

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

Best Original Song

“Earned It”, Fifty Shades of Grey

“Manta Ray”, Racing Extinction

“Simple Song No. 3”, Youth

“Til It Happens To You”, The Hunting Ground

WINNER: “Writing’s on the Wall”, Spectre

Best Original Score

Bridge of Spies

Carol

WINNER: The Hateful Eight

Sicario

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Best Cinematography

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

WINNER: The Revenant

Sicario

Best Costume Design

Carol

Cinderella

The Danish Girl

WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Best Sound Editing

WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Sound Mixing

Bridge of Spies

WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road

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

The Revenant

Best Live-Action Short

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay

Show

WINNER: Stutterer

Best Animated Short

WINNER: Bear Story

Prologue

Sanjay’s Super Team

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

Best Visual Effects

WINNER: Ex Machina

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Best Film Editing

The Big Short

WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Spotlight

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Best Production Design

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Best Documentary Short

Buddy Team 12

Spectres of the Shoah

WINNER: A Girl in the River

Last Day of Freedom

Best Documentary Feature

WINNER: Amy

Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

Best Foreign Language Film

Colombia: Embrace of the Serpent

France: Mustang

WINNER: Hungary: Son of Saul

Jordan: Theeb

Denmark: A War

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