Mad Max and Leonardo DiCaprio in the Spotlight at the Oscars 2016

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Mad Max, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson and Spotlight were some of the big winners at the 2016 Oscars held at Dolby Theater in Hollywood, California on February 28, 2016.

Spotlight was a surprise for best movie of the year. According to IMdb,  spotlight is The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. “Best Picture” was the one and only Academy Award Spotlight won. “Instead, Spotlight became the first Best Picture winner in 63 years to walk away with only two Oscars. Not since The Greatest Show on Earth won for 1952 has a movie won the top prize and only one other Oscar,” stated Washington Post

7 seems  to be the lucky number for DiCaprio, who was previously nominated 6 times before finally, winning best performance by a leading actor for the movie The Revenant. DiCaprio was more than grateful for finally winning one of what should have been many academy awards.

Brie Larson was the winner for Best Actress in the movie Room. Room is about a young woman and her child who were captive in a shed for a long period time.

“Their life, however, is anything but typical–they are trapped–confined to a 10-by-10-foot space that Ma has euphemistically named Room. Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life. But as Jack’s curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma’s resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world.” reported IMDb

Mad Max was the winner of 6 awards that night for best Costume Design, Production Design, Makeup & Hair styling, Film Editing, and both Sound Mixing and Editing. Mad Max was directed by Doug Mitchell and George Miller who combined have won 5 Oscars. But they can’t take all the credit because Margaret Sixel (Film Editing) Tom Holkenborg (Sound Mixing and Editing) Jenny Beavan (Costume Design) and several others for (Makeup and Hair styling).