Leonardo DiCaprio has won his first Best Actor Oscar gong for The Revenant at the 88th Academy Awards last night, while Brit Brie Larson won Best Actress for the kidnap drama Room. The Revenant director Alejandro González Iñárritu won Best Director for the second year in a row, though his film was beaten by Spotlight for Best Picture.
Alicia Vikander, who is having a very high-profile 12 months, won Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Danish Girl, over favourite Kate Winslet. Mark Rylance won Best Supporting Actor for Bridge of Spies.
Inside Out was named the best animated feature film.
Other notable winners of the evening were The Revenant for cinematography; The Big Short for Best Adapted Screenplay; Spotlight for Best Original Screenplay; Bear Story won for best animated short film while Stutterer won for live action; Mad Max: Fury Road won for costume design; Amy was Best Feature Documentary; A Girl in the River: the Price of Forgiveness was the best short-subject documentary. Mad Max: Fury Road also won for editing, make-up and hairstyling, production design, sound editing, and sound mixing; Son of Saul was Best Foreign-Language Film; The Hateful Eight for Best Original Score; Sam Smith’s ‘Writing’s on the Wall’ (the theme from the James Bond film Spectre) won Best Original Song; and Ex Machina for Best Visual Effects.
On the red carpet, Lucire fashion editor Sopheak Seng named Cate Blanchett in Armani, Margot Robbie on Tom Ford, and Rooney Mara in Givenchy haute couture as his stand-outs. Our video below shows Alicia Vikander, Saoirse Ronan, Eddie Redmayne, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Sacha Baron Cohen, Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lawrence as they walk the red carpet this year, along with highlights of the day, with comments from Whoopi Goldberg and Kerry Washington (who directly address this year’s Oscars’ diversity row) and Sacha Baron Cohen, plus plenty of support from his peers for Leonardo DiCaprio. Winners’ speeches that we feature include those from Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, director of A Girl in the River: the Price of Forgiveness, who collected her second Oscar, Rylance, Smith (who thanked the LGBT community), DiCaprio, and Larson.
Best Actress nominee Saoirse Ronan is suffering after breaking her finger
Whoopi Goldberg on the Oscars diversity row
International film stars from Hungary, Colombia and Kosovo arrive on the Oscars red carpet and speak about their films
Kerry Washington, a presenter tonight for the 88th Annual Academy Awards, decided to attend the award show despite several actors boycotting
Alicia Vikander, Saoirse Ronan, Eddie Redmayne, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Sacha Baron Cohen, Lady Gaga and Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars
Sacha Baron Cohen goes all serious for a change
Oscar nominees excited and nervous on the red carpet
Stars arrive on the red carpet for the 88th Oscars
Gowns, glitz and plenty of love for Leonardo DiCaprio on the Oscars red carpet
Fashion expert Nick Verreos sees green, white and purple as the Oscars’ big color trends on a stylish but safe Oscars red carpet
Mark Rylance wins supporting actor Oscar for Bridge of Spies
Pakistani film wins Oscar for best short documentary
Sam Smith thanks LGBT community following Oscar win
Best Actor winner Leonardo DiCaprio used his Oscars acceptance speech to highlight the issue of climate change
Brie Larson wins the Best Actress Oscar for her performance as a kidnapped woman in drama Room
Spotlight wins best picture Oscar