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Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Spotlight and Mad Max are the toast of Hollywood

By PA Reporters

Published 01/03/2016

Stars Mark Rylance, Brie Larson, Leonardo DiCaprio and Alicia Vikander show off their Oscars after the Academy Awards in Hollywood on Sunday evening
Stars Mark Rylance, Brie Larson, Leonardo DiCaprio and Alicia Vikander show off their Oscars after the Academy Awards in Hollywood on Sunday evening
Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes, who won the award for best original song
Taylor Swift
Lady Gaga with Elton John

Leonardo DiCaprio ended years of disappointment while Spotlight was the surprise winner of best picture on an Oscars night dominated by the diversity controversy.

Hollywood heartthrob DiCaprio took home the best actor gong for The Revenant.

He was first nominated 23 years ago in a supporting role, and has since been nominated four more times, but had never won until now.

Newspaper drama Spotlight was the underdog in the best picture category but was triumphant in beating favourite The Revenant to the coveted award.

Spotlight is about the Boston Globe's investigative reporting on sexual abuse by Catholic priests.

Room star Brie Larson was named best actress in a leading role, and The Revenant's Alejandro G Inarritu was named best director for the second year in a row.

The most awards went to Mad Max: Fury Road, which managed to take home six Oscars in total, followed by The Revenant with three and Spotlight winning two.

A British star who scooped a surprise victory was Mark Rylance, who was named best supporting actor for his role in Bridge Of Spies, beating Sylvester Stallone and fellow Britons Christian Bale and Tom Hardy.

Who got what

Best picture: Spotlight

Best actor in a leading role: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)

Best actress in a leading role: Brie Larson (Room)

Best actor in a supporting role: Mark Rylance (Bridge Of Spies)

Best actress in a supporting role: Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)

Best director: Alejandro G Inarritu (The Revenant)

Best original score: Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight)

Best original screenplay: Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy (Spotlight)

Best adapted screenplay: Charles Randolph and Adam McKay (The Big Short)

Best animated feature: Inside Out

Best documentary feature: Amy

Best original song: Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes, Writing’s On The Wall (Spectre)

Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant)

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