The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscar Awards or the Oscars, every year to honour cinematic genius. The 88th Academy Awards ceremony – the Oscar Awards 2016 – was hosted by comedian Chris Rock, a decade after he last hosted the awards. Bollywood star Priyanka Chopra, who is the lead actress of Quantico on ABC television, was also one of the presenters at the Oscar Awards 2016. Here is the full winners list and moments from the Oscar Awards 2016 in live coverage:

Best Picture: The Oscar Award 2016 for Best Picture goes to Spotlight, beating the likes of The RevenantMad Max: Fury RoadThe Big ShortThe MartianBrooklynBridge of Spies and Room.

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant. The actor finally got hold of an Oscar Award after having received six nominations for it. DiCaprio got a standing ovation!


10.18 am IST: Best Actress in a Leading Role – Newcomer Brie Larson for Room!

10.06 am IST: The Oscar Award 2016 for Directing (Best Director) goes to Alejandro González Iñárritu (Alejandro G Iñárritu) for The Revenant! “I can’t believe this is happening. It is amazing to receive this award. I would like to share this with my cast, collegues and crew members who made this film possible. Leo (Leonardo DiCaprio), you are the revenant,” Inarritu said while accepting the award. The director had won the same award at the Oscar Awards 2015 for Birdman.

09:55 am IST: The Oscar Award for the Best Original Song went to Writing’s On the Wall from Bond movie Spectre (by Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes). Sam Smith dedicated his Oscar Award to the LGBT community in a moving speech! “I stand here tonight as a proud gay man, and I hope we can all stand together as equals one day,” he said.

09.50 am IST: Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight is honoured with the Best Original Score (music by the legendary Ennio Morricone) at the 88th Academy Awards. Morricone gets a standing ovation, and rightfully so.

09.35 am IST: Hungarian film Son of Saul wins the Best Foreign Language Film award at the Oscar Awards 2016.

09.25 am IST: Oscar Awards 2016 pays tribute to actors and artistes who left us last year, including Harry Potter’s Alan Rickman, singer-actor David Bowie, Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy and Indian actor Saeed Jaffery.

09.15 am IST: Asif Kapadia’s Amy wins the Oscar Award for Best Documentary Feature!

09.12 am IST: The Best Documentary Short award is given to A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness.

09.00 am IST: Mark Rylance wins the Best Actor in a Supporting Role award, beating Sylvester Stallone, Tom Hardy, Christian Bale and Mark Ruffalo!

08:45 am IST: Best Animated Feature Film Inside Out!

08.38 am IST: Best Short Film (Animated) trophy goes to Bear Story.

08.26 am IST: Best Visual Effects Oscar Award goes to Ex Machina.

08.22 am IST: Best Sound Mixing – Mad Max: Fury Road.

08.18 am IST: Best Sound Editing – Mad Max: Fury Road.

08.08 am IST: Priyanka Chopra makes an entry on stage to present the Best Film Editing Oscar Award to the winner – Mad Max: Fury Road (Margaret Sixel). What’s more, our Quantico girl is introduced on stage as ‘Priyanka Chopra – the Veteran of over 50 Bollywood films’. Wow!



08.06 am IST: The Oscar Award for Best Cinematography – The Revenant.

07.56 am IST: Best Makeup and Hairstyling award goes to Mad Max: Fury Road!

07.53 am IST: Best Production Design award goes to Mad Max: Fury Road.

07.51 am IST: The Oscar Award for the Best Costume Design goes to Mad Max: Fury Road (Jenny Beavan).

07.45 am I0ST: Alicia Vikander wins Best Actress in a Supporting Role or The Danish Girl.

07.36 am IST: Nominees preview is being showcased.

07.33 am IST: Sam Smith performs Writing’s on the Wall from Spectre live.

07.23 am IST: The #Oscar for Writing – Best Adapted Screenplay goes to The Big Short!

07.16 am IST: The first #Oscar – for Writing – Best Original Screenplay goes to Spotlight!

07:00 am IST: The 88th Academy Awards 2016 ceremony begins! Host Chris Rock makes an entry in a white tuxedo. He makes light of the ‘no black nominees’ controversy at this year’s Oscars with various one-liners, making fun of his own tribe in good humour.

6.55 am IST: The Oscar Awards 2016 red carpet is over and the live Oscar Awards 2016 ceremony is about to begin!

6.33 am IST: Leonardo DiCaprio is on the red carpet right now and he’s talking about The Revenant! He is likely to win the Best Actor in a Leading Role, say Oscar Awards 2016 predictions! Leonardo also posed with his Titanic co-star Kate Winslet, who is nominated or Best Supporting Actress this year at the Oscars. Before him, Sylvester Stallone walked the red carpet as also Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett and Charlize Theron, all nominated for the Oscar Awards 2016. Singer Lady Gaga was also seen in an awesome white pants-cum-gown dress. Check out Kate and Leo in the picture here!

leo n kate at the oscars

6.05 am IST: Like we’d told you, Priyanka Chopra did turn up in white, an off-shoulder gown by designer Zuhair Murad. Priyanka Chopra also confidently spoke on the red carpet, about the ‘S’ pose that she had practiced for photographers. Check her out in the full picture here! Simply stunning! priyanka chopra at oscar awards 2016 red carpet

5.30 am IST: The most awaited moment in the movies is upon us! The 88th Academy Awards have begun at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood in California, USA. The best of Hollywood and international celebrities, including Priyanka Chopra, are being welcomed on the red carpet at the prestigious event.

priyanka chopra 2016 oscars

Better known as the Oscars, the Oscar Awards 2016 has the best nominees in 24 categories. All hopes are on Leonardo DiCaprio and The Revenant for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Picture, but he has tough competition from Mad Max: Fury Road, Spotlight, Room and The Martian, and actors like Matt Damon and Bryan Cranston.

Here is the complete live news update from the 88th Academy Awards, with winners and moments, as the ceremony proceeds, and the nominees:

Best Picture

The Revenant

Spotlight (WINNER)

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian


Bridge of Spies Room.

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant (WINNER)

Matt Damon – The Martian

Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs

Bryan Cranston – Trumbo

Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl.

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Jennifer Lawrence – Joy

Cate Blanchett – Carol

Brie Larson – Room (WINNER)

Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn.

Directing (Best Director)

Alejandro G Inarritu – The Revenant (WINNER)

George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road

Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

Lenny Abrahamson – Room

Adam McKay – The Big Short.

Best Actor in a Supporting Role 

Tom Hardy – The Revenant

Christian Bale – The Big Short

Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies (WINNER)

Sylvester Stallone – Creed

Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight.

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Rachel McAdams – Spotlight

Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl (WINNER)

Rooney Mara – Carol

Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight.

Best Foreign Language Film 

Embrace of the Serpent


Son of Saul (WINNER)


A War.

Writing (Best Original Screenplay)

Bridge of Spies

Ex Machina

Inside Out

Spotlight (WINNER)

Straight Outta Compton.

Writing (Best Adapted Screenplay)

The Big Short (WINNER)



The Martian Room.

Music (Best Original Score)

Bridge of Spies – Thomas Newman

Carol – Carter Burwell

The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone (WINNER)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – John Williams

Sicario -Jóhann Jóhannsson.

Music (Best Original Song) 

Earned It – Fifty Shades of Grey

Manta Ray – Racing Extinction

Simple Song #3 – Youth

Til It Happens to You – The Hunting Ground

Writing’s on the Wall – Spectre (WINNER).

Best Animated Feature Film


Boy and the World

Inside Out (WINNER)

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There.

Best Short Film (Animated)

Bear Story (WINNER)

Sanjay’s Super Team

World of Tomorrow


We Can’t Live Without Cosmos.

Best Short Film (Live Action)

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)


Stutterer (WINNER).

Best Documentary (Feature)


Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom.

Best Documentary (Short Subject)

Body Team 12

Chau, Beyond the Lines

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness (WINNER)

Last Day of Freedom.

Best Cinematography 


The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant (WINNER)


Best Film Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road (WINNER)

The Big Short

The Revenant


Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Best Costume Design



The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road (WINNER)

The Revenant.

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Mad Max: Fury Road (WINNER)

The Revenant

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.

Best Production Design 

The Danish Girl

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road (WINNER)

The Martian

The Revenant.

Best Sound Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road (WINNER)

The Revenant

The Martian


Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Best Sound Mixing

The Revenant

The Martian

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road (WINNER)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Best Visual Effects

Ex Machina (WINNER)

Mad Max: Fury Road

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Martian

The Revenant.

Mad Max: Fury Road won the most trophies at the 88th Academy Awards. Congratulations to all the winners! Keep watching this space for Oscar Awards 2016 stories, red carpet pictures and videos, and the buzz on social media.