The world’s A-listers assembled at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood last night for the 88th Academy Awards, with all the usual red carpet, hosting and acceptance speech shenanigans dominating the headlines this morning. Leading the agenda was Leonardo DiCaprio’s long-awaited Oscars triumph, scooping the award for Best Actor for his bear-wrestling role in The Revenant. But there were many other stories from the night – here’s a slice of the action from the world’s most prestigious awards ceremony.
The Oscars are always a glittering affair, and this year’s ceremony was no exception – the ornate stage at the Dolby Theatre befitting of the occasion.
The world was seemingly willing Leonardo DiCaprio to triumph this year, and, at the fourth attempt, the Revenant star finally got his prize – the Oscar for Best Actor. He’s Leo posing with the film’s director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, who picked up his second consecutive Oscar for Best Director following his triumph last year with Birdman.
The Revenant director Alejandro G. Iñárritu can now add a second Oscar statue to his mantelpiece after successive Best Director wins – here he is with his latest accolade, posing in the press room at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.
So here are your four major acting winners – Mark Rylance won Best Supporting Actor for Bridge of Spies, Brie Larson scooped Best Actress for her role in Room, Leonardo DiCaprio picked up Best Actor for The Revenant, and Alicia Vikander was voted Best Supporting Actress for her starring role in ‘The Danish Girl’. What a picture of success.
Spotlight actress Rachel McAdams presented The Revenant cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki with his award – the Mexican looks pretty pleased with his prize.
Brie Larson and Alicia Vikander, here, clutching their respective Oscars – not a bad night for the two stars.
Composer Ennie Morricone, winner of the Best Original Score award for The Hateful Eight, finally won the Oscar that he’d previously been nominated five times for. Morricone is a regular collaborator with Quentin Tarantino, previously contributing songs to his 2012 alternate-western Django Unchained.
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer look pretty pleased with their award for Best Original Screenplay for Spotlight – Singer’s grasping a celebratory drink.
There was a surprise in the Best Supporting Actor category as Englishman Mark Rylance pipped the hotly-tipped Sylvester Stallone to the Oscar. Stallone seemed to be a dead cert for his warmly-received role in Creed, but Rylance’s portrayal of Soviet intelligence office Rudolf Abel in Bridge of Spies saw him bag the Oscar instead.
Star Wars‘ Daisy Ridley and Slumdog Millionaire‘s Dev Patel pose either side of filmmakers
James Gay-Rees and Asif Kapadia, who won Best Documentary Feature award for Amy, a film about the life and tragic death of Amy Winehouse.
Sam Smith looks elated along with his songwriter Jimmy Napes, who together bagged Best Original Song for ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ – the latest Bond movie theme from last year’s Spectre.
Here are the producers of Spotlight – Steve Golin, Blye Pagon Faust, Nicole Rocklin and Michael Sugar – who accepted the much-coveted award for Best Picture. Not sure they’re aware that they’re being photo-bombed by a giant Oscar statue, mind.
Two generations of movie talent are portrayed here – Shan Christopher Ogilvie and Benjamin Cleary, who won Best Live Action Short Film for Stutterer, are flanked by Room actor Jacob Tremblay and Beasts of No Nation‘s Abraham Attah.