Oscar Winners 2016

Oscar Winners – 88th Academy Award – 28th February 2016

 

The 88th Academy Awards took place last night, 28th February 2016. This years winners included many films adapted from books, showing how impressive adaptations can be.

Some of those movies which were adapted into books included:-

The Revenant

THE REVENANT film poster


Best Director – Alejandro González Iñárritu
Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio
Best Cinematography

‘The Revenant’, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, amongst many more, was adapted from the book of the same name written by Michael Punke.

Synopsis – A frontiersman named Hugh Glass on an fur trade expedition in the 1820s is on a quest for survival after being brutally mauled by a bear.

 

Room

Room film poster


Best Actress – Brie Larson

‘Room’, starring Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, is based on the book of the same name, written by Emma Donoghue.

Synopsis – After five-year-old Jack and his mother escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery.

 

The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl Film Poster


Best Supporting Actress – Alicia Vikander

The Danish Girl, starring Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, is based on the book of the same name written by David Ebershoff.

Synopsis – A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili’s groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

 

The Big Short

The Big Short film poster


Best Adapted Screenplay

‘The big Short’, starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, is based on the book of the same name written by Michael Lewis.

Synopsis – Four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predicted the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s decide to take on the big banks for their lack of foresight and greed.

 

Spectre

Spectre Film Poster


Best Original Song – The Writing’s on the Wall – Sam Smith (Spectre)

‘Spectre’, Starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, is based on the James Bond books by Ian Fleming.

Synopsis – A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra, the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal.

Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.

As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks.

 

Other winners on the night that weren’t adapted from books included:-

Spotlight – Best Picture and Best Screenplay
Mad Max Fury Road – Best Costume (Jenny Beavan), Best Production Design, Best Make-up and Hairstyling, Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing
Bridge of Spies – Best Supporting Actor – Mark Rylance
Ex Machina – Best Visual Effects
Inside Out – Best Animated Feature Film
Bear Story – Best Animated Short Film
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness – Best Documentary Short
Amy – Best Documentary Feature
Stutterer – Best Live Action Short
Son of Saul – Best Foreign Film
The Hateful Eight – Best Original Score (Ennio Morricone)

 

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