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Movie Minute: 88th Academy Awards

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Another Oscar Sunday has come and gone. For those that missed last night’s show or need a refresher here’s the winners below.

Best motion picture of the year:
“Spotlight”

Performance by an actor in a leading role:
Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Revenant” 

Performance by an actress in a leading role:
Brie Larson in “Room” 

Achievement in directing:
“The Revenant” Alejandro G. Iñárritu 

Performance by an actor in a supporting role:
Mark Rylance in “Bridge of Spies” 

Performance by an actress in a supporting role:
Alicia Vikander in “The Danish Girl”

Original screenplay:
“Spotlight” Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy 

Adapted screenplay:
“The Big Short” Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay

Best animated feature film of the year:
“Inside Out” Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera 

Best documentary feature:
“Amy” Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees 

Best foreign language film of the year:
“Son of Saul” Hungary 

Achievement in cinematography:
“The Revenant” Emmanuel Lubezki 

Achievement in visual effects:
“Ex Machina” Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score):
“The Hateful Eight” Ennio Morricone 

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song):
“Writing’s On The Wall” from “Spectre”
Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

Achievement in costume design:
“Mad Max: Fury Road” Jenny Beavan 

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling:
“Mad Max: Fury Road” Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin 

Achievement in film editing:
“Mad Max: Fury Road” Margaret Sixel 

Achievement in sound editing:
“Mad Max: Fury Road” Mark Mangini and David White  

Achievement in sound mixing:
“Mad Max: Fury Road” Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo 

Achievement in production design:
“Mad Max: Fury Road” Production Design: Colin Gibson; Set Decoration: Lisa Thompson 

Best animated short film:
“Bear Story” Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala 

Best documentary short subject:
“A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy 

Best live action short film:
“Stutterer” Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage 

Final thoughts on the night:

-Got 14/24 categories correct with most of the loss on the tech side.

-Star Wars: The Force Awakens was nominated for 5 categories…it lost all of them.

-Mad Max: Fury Road lead the night with 6 wins all of which were technical.

-Out of the 8 best picture movies, The Martian and Brooklyn came home with no Oscar wins of any kind.

-Chris Rock made all sort of jokes concerning the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. Which was to be expected but yes it was going to happen.

-Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his Oscar after 6 tries. He received a standing ovation from the audience. Just wait…the memes are coming.

-To everyone, the biggest shocker of the night was ExMachina winning Best Visual Effects beating out Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Mad Max: Fury Road. I got that category right dubbing the movie the “dark horse” of that category.

-Sam Smith won Best Original Song for the 24th James Bond film Spectre, making this the second James Bond theme to win in this category. The last time this happened was in 2013 when Adele won for the theme for Skyfall.

– Alejandro G. Iñárritu won Best Director for the second time. This is back to back wins for Alejandro as he won last year for last year’s Best Picture winner Birdman. He is the third director to do this.

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners this year. Hopefully next year will be a better turnout and results.


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Lizzy Buczak is the founder of CraveYouTV. What started off as a silly blog in her sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago turned her passion for watching TV into an opportunity! She has been in charge of CraveYou since 2011, writing reviews and news content for a wide variety of shows. Lizzy is a Music Business and Journalism major who has written for RADIO.COM, TV Fanatic, Time Out Chicago, Innerview, Pop’stache and Family Time.

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