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Big Winners at Oscars

Big Winners at OscarsBig Winners at Oscars

George Miller’s ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ was the biggest winner at Sunday’s 88th Academy Awards, clinching six Oscars all in technical categories while ‘The Revenant’ and ‘Spotlight’ shared the major prizes.

The survival epic ‘The Revenant’ won three of the 12 awards for which it was nominated, BBC reported.

Leonardo DiCaprio, 41, finally won his first Oscar for the movie, after six nominations. He was named best actor and received a standing ovation as he picked up his award.

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu notched his second straight Oscar in the directing category, becoming the first filmmaker in more than 60 years to win back-to-back Academy Awards. He won in 2015 for ‘Birdman’. The film’s Emmanuel Lubezki also won his third Oscar for cinematography in a row.

‘Spotlight’ took home the award for the best picture and best original screenplay. It tells the true story of how investigative reporters at the Boston Globe uncovered child abuse by Catholic priests in Massachusetts.

‘Mad Max’, nominated for 10 Oscars, won the award for the best costume design, production design, make-up and hairstyling, film editing, sound editing and sound mixing.

Rising star Brie Larson, took home the statuette for best actress for her role as an abducted young woman in the movie ‘Room’.

Mark Rylance won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for ‘Bridge of Spies’.

Swedish actress Alicia Vikander won the supporting actress Oscar for the movie ‘The Danish Girl.

Composer Ennio Morricone won the Oscar for best original film score for ‘The Hateful Eight’. It is the first Oscar that the 87-year-old has won.

‘Ex Machina’ won for visual effects and ‘Inside Out’ was named the best animated feature.

The best foreign language film Oscar went to Hungarian film ‘Son of Saul’.

With just 10 movies winning the Oscar, six other prominent films left the ceremony empty-handed, though some had up to seven nominations. ‘The Martian’, ‘Carol’, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, ‘Brooklyn’ Sicario’ and ‘Steve Jobs’ were the losers of the night.

The ceremony was boycotted by some Hollywood figures protesting about the lack of ethnic diversity among this year’s nominees. All 20 nominees in the best acting or supporting acting categories were white.

Host Chris Rock, an outspoken black comedian, launched the show by addressing the race controversy head on.

He commented he had “counted at least 15 black people” in the montage of the year’s movies that opened the ceremony, before welcoming people to the “white people’s choice awards”.

“You realize if they nominated hosts, I would not even get this job,” he quipped. “Everyone wants to know is Hollywood racist? You are damn right it is racist but it is sorority racist.”