Full List of the 88th Academy Awards Winners

ChrisRock_TheOscars(PCM) The 88th Academy Awards aired on Sunday, February 28th, recognizing the best in film over the past year.

Hosted by Chris Rock, the Academy Awards show had its fair share of #OscarsSoWhite jokes and camera pans to the audience for their uncomfortable reaction shots and included a horribly awkward appearance from Clueless star Stacey Dash, wishing the audience a happy Black History Month.

There was also a handful of inspiring and touching moments throughout the night, including Lady Gaga’s powerful performance of the nominated song “Til It Happens To You” from The Hunting Ground, during which she brought sexual assault survivors out onto the stage.

Mad Max: Fury Road had a stellar night, winning six Oscars including Costume Design, Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Production Design.

The Revenant also performed well, earning three Oscars for Best Direction, Best Cinematography, and Leonardo DiCaprio’s long-awaited Best Actor in a Leading Role Oscar.

The biggest surprise of the night goes to Tom McCarthy’s investigative drama Spotlight for winning the Oscar for Best Picture.

See the full list of the 88th Academy Award winners below!


The Big Short

Bridge of Spies


Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant


Spotlight – WINNER



Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant – WINNER

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl



Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room – WINNER

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn



Christian Bale, The Big Short

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies  – WINNER

Sylvester Stallone, Creed



Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara, Carol

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl  – WINNER

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs




Boy and the World

Inside Out – WINNER

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There




The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant  – WINNER






The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER

The Revenant



The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant  – WINNER






Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom



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



The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER

The Revenant


Star Wars: The Force Awakens



Embrace of the Serpent


Son of Saul  – WINNER


A War



Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out

the Window and Disappeared

The Revenant



Bridge of Spies


The Hateful Eight, Ennio Moricone  – WINNER


Star Wars: The Force Awakens



“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



Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER

The Martian

The Revenant



Bear Story – WINNER


Sanjay’s Super Team

We Can’t Live without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow



Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)


Stutterer  – WINNER



Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER

The Martian

The Revenant


Star Wars: The Force Awakens



Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens



Ex Machina  – WINNER

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens



The Big Short – WINNER



The Martian




Bridge of Spies

Ex Machina

Inside Out

Spotlight – WINNER

Straight Outta Compton

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Oscar Nominee Paco Delgado Discusses Dressing The Danish Girl


(PCM) We recently had a chance to catch up with Oscar nominated costume designer Paco Delgado to discuss bringing the story of Lili Elbe to life through costuming in the film “The Danish Girl”.  His work on “The Danish Girl” marks the second Academy Award nomination for Paco Delgado, as he was previously nominated for his phenomenal work on the film “Les Miserables” .

Q: What did you enjoy the most about working on the “Danish Girl”?

PACO DELGADO: The most amazing thing is to be able to work on a project that is relevant for people. I hope that this movie can be able to help people see transgender issues and gain a better understanding.

Q: What was the biggest challenge in dressing Lily through the entire transformation?

PD: Well, I think the whole thing itself because if you imagine when I got this script and from the very beginning Tom Hooper told me this character was going to be played by Eddie [Redmanye] and I know Eddie from other jobs in the past and the challenge was how to make this man look like a woman, a real woman, a believable one and in tune with all the respect that we have to do to portray this singular and amazing person.

We were very lucky because the level of respect and trust that we had between me and Eddie and Tom and Jan Sewell, the make-up artist, was really, really high and we worked together in a certain way with trying and failing and then trying and succeeding. We found how to make Eddie look like a fantastic woman.

Q: Everyone did such a tremendous job with the film. Were there any additional challenges based upon the fact that Lili was actually a real person, from a research perspective?

PD: The difficult thing is Eddie is a tall man and he has a man’s bone structure, as he has the body of a man without the curve or shape of a woman. He also has an Adam’s Apple, so all these little things caused us to start working with fabric, to think which fabric worked better for him. There were certain fabrics that cling to his body or were cloaking on his body and didn’t show his shape.
We also looked at which colors were more softening to his angles, because he is a man with angles with a very powerful bone structure in his shoulders, so we had to look at what colors were making him softer and in this movie a lot of it is using a scarf going around his neck. It’s just because he had an Adam’s Apple and we had to hide it somehow.

Obviously, if you know the 20’s, you don’t see a lot of open chest and the neck, but we have the scarf to hide that. We just put ourselves in the situation, if we were Lili, what would you do? Because at that point there wasn’t a cosmetic surgery as we know it today. Now you can do surgery on your Adam’s Apple, but you couldn’t at the time. If she had an Adam’s Apple she had to live with it and she had to find out how to hide it on a daily basis. This is the way we work really.

Q: Can you talk about more of the symbolism behind the scarf other than to just mask the Adam’s Apple?

PD: The scarf has two different properties in this film. One was to hide the masculinity that Lily had and the other one was like a symbolic in place for Lili’s soul and of Lili and Gerda’s bonding because this scarf goes from one to the other through the whole movie. It represented and was a metaphor of their ties together.
We also have to remember that this movie is about Lili’s journey into become a woman but also it’s a love story basically. There is an amazing love story between two people who are capable of giving up themselves in order to become freer somehow.

Gerda’s love for Lily is so high that she is really capable of helping Lili find life but sacrificing her relationship, which was the dearest thing she had. That scarf represented, in a way, this bonding but also this symbolic part at the end where she leaves the scarf to be freer and expose the soul of Lili.

Q: Can you talk a bit about the power of costumes in general , including the ones we wear in our daily lives?

PD: I am real advocate of costumes and clothes and I think we have to be aware of how important clothes are because while they have a functional side, obviously they are good for us when we are cold or they are good for us when we need to be protected, but also clothes reflect our psychology, our state-of-mind, and our social status.

In this special story, costumes provide a visual side to the world if you want to change your gender because also costumes are attached to gender and you can see how the costumes can have different reactions from people. In this movie we have this moment where Eddie is wearing this suit that is a suit made in a fabric that flows much the same way as a woman fabric and he becomes a very ambiguous shape in this particular outfit.

We have to remember that sometimes clothes can draw reaction from people, for instance if you are very well dressed people can say ‘Oh, you look wonderful’ but also, if you are offended by someone’s outfit you can get aggressive and that shows you how important costumes are. They are a very, very important part of our society and us as human beings.

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Rejoice Cord Cutters! The Oscars Will Be Streaming This Year!


(PCM) The 88th Annual Academy Awards will air this Sunday on ABC and many cord cutters were under the fear that they would be forced to watch dozens of streaming video clips to catch a glimpse of the either the red carpet or the show itself. ABC has now revealed that the entire three-hour Oscar’s telecast will be live streaming via their website for those of us that have done away with traditional cable TV service. It will be available in most markets.

Here’s how to live stream:

Head to ABC’s site and stream it. Just like last year, ABC is streaming it for free (in some markets). ABC only offers livestreaming in Chicago, Fresno, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, and San Francisco. When you go to the website, you will be prompted to fill-in your TV provider credentials.

You can also download the Official Oscar’s App made by ABC and available for download in the App Store, on Google Play, and via Amazon. But again, it only works in the aforementioned cities, and again, will require that you have an account with a TV provider.

The Oscars will air Sunday, February 28, live on ABC at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT and will be hosted by comedian Chris Rock!

Enter The #OscarsWithMoviePass Contest! Winner Receives A Full Year Of MoviePass!


(PCM) The team at MoviePass is made up of movie diehards and they are incredibly eager for everyone to see movies in theaters! It is no question that the Academy Awards is the biggest movie event of the years, so they are hosting the ultimate Oscar pool to reward the biggest cinephiles out there and calling it #OscarsWithMoviePass.

All you need to do to enter is fill out our official ballot with your best predictions of who the final Oscar winners of 2016 will be. The person with the ballot closest to the winner list will win a FULL YEAR of MoviePass and all the movies in theaters they could ask for from 2016 and beyond. Runner-up will receive SIX MONTHS.

MoviePass is the only nationwide movie theater subscription service, allowing members to see a new, standard 2D movie every day in 95% of theaters nationwide for one monthly fee. There are no blackout dates like with some discounted ticket programs, so as soon as a movie hits the theaters, you can see it with MoviePass. The ballot will be open for entries until 3pm EST on February 28th, then the winners will be revealed on or before March 4th. The full rules are listed here.

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“To Kill A Mockingbird” Author Harper Lee Dead At Age 89


(PCM) It is with great sadness that we have learned that Harper Lee, author of the famed novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” has passed away at the age of 89. The novel earned the Alabama native author numerous accolades over the years and became one of the most well-known and loved stories of the 20th century. To date, “To Kill A Mockingbird” has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide and has become a staple in American classic literature. It has also been translated in 18 different languages.

In a statement, Lee oldest nephew Hank Conner says “This is a sad day for our family. America and the world knew Harper Lee as one of the last century’s most beloved authors. We knew her as Nelle Harper Lee, a loving member of our family, a devoted friend to the many good people who touched her life, and a generous soul in our community and our state. We will miss her dearly.”

“To Kill A Mockingbird” earned Lee the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1961 and up until July of 2015 it was the only novel that Lee would publish. She rediscovered a manuscript for “Go Set A Watchmen” which is essentially a sequel to “To Kill a Mockingbird,” although it was finished earlier and it was finally released in July 2015 much to the delight of fans.

After the initial release of “To Kill A Mockingbird”, Lee chose to live her life out of the spotlight, almost to the point of being a recluse, turning down multiple interview requests and leading a very private life at her home in Monroeville, Alabama.  She never married and little is known about the later years of her life.

“To Kill A Mockingbird” was adapted into a screenplay in 1962 and the film version of the story starred actor Gregory Peck, who would go on to win the Academy Award for his portrayal of “To Kill A Mockingbird” protagonist Atticus Finch. Lee became very good friends with Peck and his family during the filming and called the adaptation “one of the best translations from book to film ever made”.

Lee claims that she never expected “To Kill A Mockingbird” to receive the kind of praise it has over the years and was amazed when “Go Set A Watchman” quickly became a best-seller as well, selling over 1 million copies the week it was released.  Our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Harper Lee during this difficult time!

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Oscar Facts By the Numbers

It’s that time of year folks — Oscar season. As with every awards season, the culmination always ends at one point, the Academy Awards. This year is no different, as all roads lead to the 88th annual ceremony, which is slated to take place on February 28, 2016. Just to address the elephant in the room, I’m not planning on using this article as a means of addressing the diversity controversy that has dominated the oscar news, you can hear me talk about that somewhere else. Along with this, I thought that it would be a nice change of pace to talk about something a little more lighthearted — some Oscar Facts that you actually may not know.

What’s amazing to me here is how much effort, actually goes into the making of this show that many people write off immediately after watching it. However you may feel about the Oscars, I think that there’s something to be said about this gargantuan production that from the outside seems so simple and easy. Here are some crazy Oscar Facts that you probably didn’t know about 2016’s ceremony.


General Info:


307 — The number of features eligible for Best Picture this year (88th Oscars, 2015).

320 —  The number of features eligible for Best Picture last year (87th Oscars, 2014).

80 — The number of countries submitting foreign language films.

6,261 — The number of voting members in the Academy (as of 12/3/15).

60 — The number of ushers inside the Dolby Theater during the ceremony.

745 — The number of Red Carpet fan bleacher seats.

250 — The number of people who work in the Oscar telecast production office.

100 — The number of production vehicles / trailers (including press and catering).

270 — The number of crew members working during the actual telecast.

20.6 — The telecast rating for 87th Oscars.

37.3 — How many millions of Americans watched the 87th Oscars.



HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Rapper/Actor Common and musician John Legend, with the award for best original song for 'Glory', pose in the press room during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Loews Hollywood Hotel on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

225 — The number of countries in which the 88th Oscar telecast will be seen.

51 — The number of Oscar statuettes given out at the 87th Oscars.

24 — The number of competitive award categories for the 88th Oscars.

787 — The number of press organizations requesting credentials for 88th Oscars.

288 — The number of outlets issued credentials for the 87th Oscars.

1415 — Total number press credentials issued for the 87th Oscars (including technical personnel).

63 — The number of still photographers on the red carpet for the 87th Academy Awards.

1013 — The number of TV press for the 87th Oscars, including camera operators, audio technicians and other crew.

36 — The number of print reporters on the red carpet for the 87th Oscars.


The Oscar Statuette:


3001 — The total number of Oscar statuettes presented since the first Oscars.

13 1/2 Inches — The height of an Oscar statuette.

5 1/4 Inches — The diameter of Oscar statuette base.

8 1/2 Pounds — The weight of Oscar statuette.


Oscar Telecast:


34.9 — Best rating in the past 30 years for a single telecast.

March 29, 1999 — The latest telecast date in the past 20 years.

February 22 — Earliest telecast date in the past 20 years (81st Oscars held in 2009 and 87th Oscars held in 2015).

4 hour, 23 minutes — The longest Oscar telecast (74th Oscars show, held in 2002).

1 hour, 40 minutes — The shortest Oscar telecast (31st Academy Awards show, held in 1959).

March 19th, 1953 — Date of first televised show (25th Academy Awards).

March 29, 1976 — Date since which ABC has been the broadcaster of the Academy Awards (48th Academy Awards).

51 — The total number of years that ABC has broadcast the Academy Awards, including this year (ABC was the broadcaster for a 10- year stint from the 33rd to 42nd Academy Awards, in addition to its current run).


Oscar Venues:


25 — The Venue that has hosted the most Oscar presentations, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, with 25 Oscar shows.

15 — Number of Oscar shows hosted at the Dolby Theatre (formerly Kodak Theatre), including the 88th Academy Awards.

3,300 — Seating capacity of the Dolby Theatre on Oscar night.

500 feet — Length of the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre.

33 feet — Width of the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre.


Miscellaneous Oscar Trvia:


19 — The person who has hosted the most oscar shows, Bob Hope.

32nd Academy Awards — The oldest Oscars show poster in the collection of the Margaret Herrick Library (show on April 4, 1960 honoring films of 1959).

34 inch diameter (base), 7 feet tall, 65 pounds — Size of most common set-dressing Oscar during the ceremony.

2011 — The first year that balloting rules first allowed for the possibility of between five and ten nominees for Best Picture. For the first three years, there were nine nominees. For the past two years, there have been eight.

9 — The record for the most Best Picture nominations with for an individual producer, held by none other than Steven Spielberg.

8 — The number of first-time acting nominees in 2016 (Bryan Cranston, Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Brie Larson, Charlotte Rampling, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rachel McAdams and Alicia Vikander).

5 — The number of acting nominees who have won previously (Eddie Redmayne, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Winslet).

25 — The age of the youngest four-time acting nominee, Jennifer Lawrence.

6 — The number of actors nominated for the same role in two different films. [Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa in Rocky (1976) and Creed (2015) Bing Crosby as Father O’Malley in Going My Way  (1944) and The Bells of St. Mary’s  (1945); Paul Newman as Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler  (1961) and The Color of Money  (1986); Peter O’Toole as Henry II in Becket  (1964) and The Lion in Winter  (1968); Al Pacino as Michael Corleone in The Godfather  (1972) and The Godfather Part II  (1974); and Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I in Elizabeth  (1998) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007). Of these, only Bing Crosby and Paul Newman won Oscars (in 1944 and 1986, respectively).]

13 — The most nominations for Cinematography of any living person, Rodger Deakins. Charles B. Lang, Jr. and Leon Shamroy share the all-time record with 18 nominations each.

12 — The most nominations for Costume Design of any living person, Sandy Powell. The overall record in the category belongs to Edith Head with 35 nominations.

50 — The total number of Academy Award nominations of any living person (including five for Original Song). The only person with more is Walt Disney with 59 total nominations.

89 — The total number of nominations shared between the Newman family (Alfred, Lionel, Emil, Thomas, David and Randy), more than any other showbiz family.

2 — The number of original song nominations this year that come from documentaries, a first for the ceremony. Those songs are “Manta Ray” from Racing Extinction  and “Til It Happens To You” from The Hunting Ground

20 — The most individual nominations in a single category. Both sound mixers, Andy Nelson and Kevin O’Connell are tied for the record.

9 — The number of animated features to also receive writing nominations. Inside Out is vying to be the first animated feature to actually win the category.

4 — The most writing nominations for animated films, which is held by both Pete Docter and Andrew Stanton.


Governor’s Ball:


March 26, 1958 — Date of the first Governors Ball, following the 30th Academy Awards presentation. Held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in the Grand Ballroom.

58 — Number of Governors Balls, including the 88th Oscars.

1 — The number of times there has not been a Governors Ball, since 1958 (40th Academy Awards). The ball was cancelled after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

25,090 — Size of the The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

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