For movie lovers and celebrity watchers alike, the Academy Awards are the highlight of the year. On January 14, the official nominees were announced, followed by an exciting countdown towards the big night, which took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 28, 2016. This year was the 88th Academy Awards.
The 88th Annual Academy Awards took place on February 28, 2016. Best Picture award went to the critically acclaimed motion picture Spotlight and the Best Director award went to Alejandro González Iñárritu for The Revenant. The Best Actor award went to Leonardo DiCaprio for his incredible performance in The Revenant. Brie Larson took home the Best Actress award for her heartfelt performance in the indie drama Room, while Best Supporting Actor went to veteran Mark Rylance for his incredible turn as a Soviet spy in Bridge of Spies. Alicia Vikander won Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal as Gerda in The Danish Girl.