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The Spotlight Wins Best Picture At 88th Annual Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — The 88th annual Academy Awards were held in Los Angeles on Sunday night with "Spotlight," a film about the Boston Globe's investigation into sexual abuse by priests winning awards for Best Picture, and best original screenplay.

The primeval action survival film "The Revenant" won Best Actor honors for leading man Leonardo DiCaprio and Best Director for Alejandro Iñárritu. The film also won an Oscar for Best Cinematography.

Brie Larson took home an Oscar for Best Actress for her portrayal of a long term kidnap victim in "The Room."

Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes won the award for Best Original Song for their hit "The Writing's On The Wall" from the James Bond film Spectre and the music from the Quentin Tarantino film "The Hateful Eight" won Best Original Score for Ennio Morricone

Hosted by Comedian Chris Rock, the 88th annual awards show was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The winners of the Academy Awards.

Best Picture: “Spotlight”

Direction: “The Revenant,” Alejandro G. Iñárritu

Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”

Actress: Brie Larson, “Room”

Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”

Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”

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

Original Screenplay: “Spotlight,” Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy

Cinematography: “The Revenant,” Emmanuel Lubezki

Production Design: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson (set decoration)

Film Editing: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Margaret Sixel

Visual Effects: “Ex Machina,” Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett

Costume Design: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Jenny Beavan

Makeup: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin

Sound Editing: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Mark Mangini and David White

Sound Mixing: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo

Score: “The Hateful Eight,” Ennio Morricone

Song: “Writing’s on the Wall,” from “Spectre,” Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

Foreign Language Film: “Son of Saul” (Hungary)

Animated Feature: “Inside Out”

Documentary Feature: “Amy”

Animated Short: “Bear Story”

Documentary Short: “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness”

Live Action Short: “Stutterer”

– Staff Writers