OSCARS 2016 Winners!

OSCARS 2016 The OSCARS 2016 took place last night and the winners are below, but first I have a few things to say…

Great stuff for The Revenant for Mr Iñárritu and for Leo (aside from his man-made global warming moan – do me a favour!), and while Spotlight is a good film with good acting, it’s far from Best Film or Screenplay, esp. since the whole thing is told in a very pedestrian way quite often.

I never saw 6 Oscars coming for Mad Max Fury Road, but again, while it’s a good film, it’s far from brilliant. And it’s also 30 mins too long. Mad Max 1 & 2 were around 90 mins apiece and that’s the ideal length for this film.

Bridge of Spies and Room look boring as hell – I thought the same of Brooklyn, gave it a try and found nothing to dissuade me from thinking otherwise, so I don’t fancy wasting another 4hrs between those two films.

And the Academy also proved they are both deaf and stupid:

Sam Smith – Best Song for Spectre? I wanted to carve my eardrums out in the cinema!, and…

Amy – Best Documentary? Seriously? It trashes the family unfairly! Who the hell awarded that??

Oh, and Chris Rock’s monologue was so predictable, I’d completed my “Racial things he might say” bingo card within 2 minutes!

Best Picture:

Best Director:

    The Revenant – Alejandro G Iñárritu (review)

Best Actor in a Leading Role:

    Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Best Actress in a Leading Role:

    Brie Larson, Room

bridge-of-spiesBest Supporting Actor:

    Mark Rylance, The Gunman (review), I mean… Bridge of Spies

Best Supporting Actress:

    Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best Animated Feature Film:

    Inside Out

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Best Original Screenplay:


spectre-dvdBest Foreign Language Film:

    Son of Saul

Best Original Song:

    “Writing’s On The Wall” – Spectre (review)

Best Original Score:

Best Documentary Feature:

Best Documentary Short Subject:

    The Girl on the River: The Price of Forgiveness

mad-max-fury-roadBest Film Editing:

Best Make-up & Hairstyling:

    Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Short Film (Animated):

    Bear Story

Best Short Film (Live Action):


Best Production Design:

    Mad Max: Fury Road

ex-machinaBest Sound Editing:

    Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Sound Mixing:

    Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Visual Effects:

Best Costume Design:

    Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Cinematography:

    The Revenant