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By Jack Holmes

What a night it was, with the Oscars over for another year, it’s time to catch up on the winners you haven’t gotten around to seeing yet. You can check them all out below and view our initial reactions as well. See if you agree with the experts.

BEST PICTURE

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight (Winner)

We expected The Revenant to come out on top here due to political pressure, that’s not been the case and we couldn’t be happier. Well worth the watch.

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ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant (Winner)

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

What can we say, he’s been writing that acceptance speech since before I was born. Whether or not Dicaprio’s performance this year was as strong as Fassbender or Damon’s seems irrelevant, public pressure has given Leo his Oscar, and you’ll struggle to find a more deserving actor of one.

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ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room (Winner)

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Pretty much a head to head between Brie Larson and Saoirse Ronan. We’re glad Larson is finally getting some credit for her acting talents, she’s been churning out amazing performances for years and it’s finally paid off.

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ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies (Winner)

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

We had this going to Stallone or Hardy, but Mark Rylance did flourish in Spielberg’s thriller. Good to hear considering his lead role in Spielberg’s upcoming BFG live action remake.

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ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara, Carol

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl (Winner)

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Well deserved, not really a surprise. She was actually nominated for lead actress as both the SAG Awards and Golden Globes. Which is better, winning a supporting actress, or being nominated for leading actress?

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ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Anomalisa

Boy and the World

Inside Out (Winner)

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

We would’ve liked to see the Brits win with Shaun the Sheep but who can really stand against the force of originality that is Pixar.

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CINEMATOGRAPHY

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant (Winner)

Sicario

Given to The Revenant for good reason with the film using only natural light and shots lasting far beyond the norm for a film of it’s budget. We still wanted to see Sicario go home with something though.

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COSTUME DESIGN

Carol

Cinderella

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road (Winner)

The Revenant

Second Oscar for Jenny Beavan, if you’ve seen Mad Max you’ll know exactly why this ones another well deserved win. Immortan Joe was one of the most original villains, not to mention the creation of Furiosa’s functional yet cool prosthetics.

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DIRECTING

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant (Winner)

Room

Spotlight

We’re not too surprised Alehandro G Inarritu adds another Oscar to his name. The Revenant was a creation he’d had in mind for years.

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DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

Amy (Winner)

Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

Very glad to see Amy beat back competition from The Look of Silence for the win. Tastefully credit their award to Amy’s memory as well.

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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

Can’t say any of us had looked into these nominees much, but A Girl in the River has been making waves in the underground, and it seems the films deserves to.

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FILM EDITING

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road (Winner)

The Revenant

Spotlight

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Another for Mad Max, the editing was a prime reason the car chases that spanned near the entire length of the film didn’t become stale and repetitive.

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Embrace of the Serpent

Mustang

Son of Saul (Winner)

Theeb

A War

The second Oscar win for filmakers from Hungary.

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MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Mad Max: Fury Road (Winner)

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out

the Window and Disappeared

The Revenant

Oh what a lovely day for the Mad Max crew. I wonder if the silver spray paint comes under costume or makeup?

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MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

Bridge of Spies

Carol

The Hateful Eight (Winner)

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

We’re glad to see the academy going for The Hateful Eight over Star Wars here. Remember it’s about how the sound works in tandem with the film, and The Hateful Eight does it perfectly.

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MUSIC (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)

It’s not a new feat for a Bond song to win an Oscar for best original song with Adele winning just last year. We’re just hoping it doesn’t become an X-Factor/Christmas Number 1 kind of relationship.

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PRODUCTION DESIGN

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road (Winner)

The Martian

The Revenant

The amount of work that went into making Mad Max’s crashes alone feel so grounded is deserving of an Oscar.

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SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

Bear Story (Winner)

Prologue

Sanjay’s Super Team

We Can’t Live without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

These tend to be the entertainment for the day after the Oscars, the poor

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SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)

Shok

Stutterer (Winner)

Could have also easily gone to Shok, but the two were close contenders for top spot.

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SOUND EDITING

Mad Max: Fury Road (Winner)

The Martian

The Revenant

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sadly they didn’t bring their doof warrior with them, but Mad Max spans a range from roaring gutteral V8’s, to the complete silence of the Australian wastes. You might have been distracted by the visuals in your viewings, but it all helps to draw you into the post apocalyptic world.

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SOUND MIXING

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road (Winner)

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

What more can we say about Mad Max’s sound we haven’t already.

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VISUAL EFFECTS

Ex Machina (Winner)

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I don’t think anyone saw this one coming. Both Mad Max and Star Wars made huge strides in practical visual effects this year. What can we say, there’s always one that stumps us.

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WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

The Big Short (Winner)

Brooklyn

Carol

The Martian

Room

Could’ve gone to The Martian but The Big Short earned this one.

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WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

Bridge of Spies

Ex Machina

Inside Out

Spotlight (Winner)

Straight Outta Compton

You won’t hear many complaints about this one. Straight Outta Compton would have been the other contender, but considering the writers were some of the only white people attached to the film, it would have raised a few eyebrows if they’d won, while the stars of the film failed to even get nominations.

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