Oscars 2016: Leonardo DiCaprio wins first Academy Award, Priyanka stuns as presenter

“The Revenant” won Oscars for best Director.

By Dileep Thekkethil

After losing Oscar six times between cup and the lip, Leonardo DiCaprio has finally won the Oscars for the Best Actor for his performance as an injured, abandoned frontiersman “Hugh Glass” in the movie “The Revenant.”

The actor who was seen visibly happy for breaking the Oscars jinx said his award is dedicated to all the downtrodden and the underprivileged people who suffer across the world.

He also took the opportunity to remind people about the climate change in the context of his movie “The Revenant” as the actor said the crew had to travel all the way near to the artic to find some snow and came down at people who say climate change is not true.

In his acceptance speech, DiCaprio said: “Thank you all so very much. Thank you to the Academy. Thank to all of you in this room. I have to congratulate the other nominees.”

“Climate change is real. It is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat affecting our entire species. We need to support leaders around the world who speak for all of humanity. I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take this award for granted,” DiCaprio added.

The other nominations for the category of Best Actor were Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”), Matt Damon (“The Martian”), Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs”), and Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”).

Even though DiCaprio’s movie “The Revenant” lost to “Spotlight” – the movie about the The Boston Globe team of journalists who investigated the allegations against John Geoghan, a priest accused of molesting more than 80 boys – in the Best Movie category, the director, Alejandro González Iñárritu won the Oscars for Best Director.

Coming to the Best Actress award at the Oscars for 2016, Brie Larson, won the award for her performance in “Room” – a film about a woman (Brie Larson) and her 5-year-old son (Jacob Tremblay) who are kept captive in a room for years before they gain their freedom.

In the meanwhile, Bollywood actress Priyaka Chopra – the new Indian face in the American Television industry who started the ABC Series QUANTICO, made her Oscars debut to present the Best Film Editing to Margaret Sixel for “Mad Max: Fury Road”. Priyanka, a Former Miss World, wore a stunning set of front-back diamond earrings and several rings to make her standout appearance on the stage.

The Animation Movie “Sanjay’s Super Team”, directed by Indian American Sanjay G. Patel, a Pixar artist lost out to “Bear Story”, a Chilean animated short film directed by Gabriel Osorio Vargas on 88th Oscar Awards for the category Best Animation Short Film.

Indian origin British actor Sayeed Jaffrey who acted in movies like ‘Gandhi’ and ‘Masoom’, was honoured at the ceremony during the ‘In Memoriam’ montage.

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List of Oscars Winners 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio
The Revenant
Best Actor
Brie Larson
Best Actress
Mark Rylance
Bridge of Spies
Best Supporting Actor
Alicia Vikander
The Danish Girl
Best Supporting Actress
Alejandro González Iñárritu
The Revenant
Best Director
Writing’s on the Wall
Sam Smith, Jimmy Napes
Best Original Song
Son of Saul
László Nemes
Best Foreign Language Film
The Big Short
Adam McKay, Charles Randolph
Best Writing Adapted Screenplay
Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer
Best Original Screenplay
Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees
Best Documentary Feature
Inside Out
Pete Docter, Jonas Rivera
Best Animated Feature Film
Emmanuel Lubezki
The Revenant
Best Cinematography
The Hateful Eight
Ennio Morricone
Best Original Music Score
Jenny Beavan
Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Costume Design
Ex Machina
Andrew Whitehurst, Sara Bennett, Paul Norris, …
Best Visual Effects
Benjamin Cleary, Serena Armitage
Best Live Action Short Film
Gregg Rudloff
Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Sound Mixing
Chris Jenkins
Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Sound Mixing
Ben Osmo
Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Sound Mixing


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