Academy Awards 2016: Leonardo DiCaprio Wins His First Oscar Ever!

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Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio for ‘The Revenant’

Leonardo DiCaprio won the Oscar for best actor for his work in “The Revenant.” This is his sixth Oscar nomination.

Best Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu for ‘The Revenant’

Alejandro G. Iñárritu won the Oscar for best director for “The Revenant.” This is his his second best-director win in a row. Read our review of “The Revenant.”

Best Original Song: ‘Writing’s on the Wall’ From ‘Spectre’

Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith.

The Oscar for original song goes to “Writing’s On The Wall” from “Spectre,” by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith.

Full List of Winners :

Best picture

“The Big Short”

“Bridge of Spies”

“Brooklyn”

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The Martian”

“The Revenant”

“Room”

“Spotlight” (WINNER)

Best actor

Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”

Matt Damon, “The Martian”

Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant” (WINNER)

Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”

Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”

Best actress

Cate Blanchett, “Carol”

Brie Larson, “Room” (WINNER)

Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”

Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”

Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”

Best supporting actor

Christian Bale, “The Big Short”

Tom Hardy, “The Revenant”

Mark Ruffalo, “Spotlight”

Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies” (WINNER)

Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”

Best supporting actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight”

Rooney Mara, “Carol”

Rachel McAdams, “Spotlight”

Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl” (WINNER)

Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”

Best director

“The Big Short,” Adam McKay

“Mad Max: Fury Road,” George Miller

“The Revenant,” Alejandro G. Iñárritu (WINNER)

“Room,” Lenny Abrahamson

“Spotlight,” Tom McCarthy

Best original screenplay

“Bridge of Spies,” by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen

“Ex Machina,” by Alex Garland

“Inside Out,” by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley; original story by Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen

“Spotlight,” by Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy (WINNER)

“Straight Outta Compton,” by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff

Best adapted screenplay

“The Big Short,” Charles Randolph and Adam McKay (WINNER)

“Brooklyn,” Nick Hornby

“Carol,” Phyllis Nagy

“The Martian,” Drew Goddard

“Room,” Emma Donoghue

Best costume design

“Carol,” Sandy Powell

“Cinderella,” Sandy Powell

“The Danish Girl,” Paco Delgado

“Mad Max: Fury Road,” Jenny Beavan (WINNER)

“The Revenant,” Jacqueline West

Best production design

“Bridge of Spies,” production design by Adam Stockhausen; set decoration by Rena DeAngelo and Bernhard Henrich

“The Danish Girl,” production design by Eve Stewart; set decoration by Michael Standish

“Mad Max: Fury Road,” production design by Colin Gibson; set decoration by Lisa Thompson (WINNER)

“The Martian,” production design by Arthur Max; set decoration by Celia Bobak

“The Revenant,” production design by Jack Fisk; set decoration by Hamish Purdy

Best makeup and hairstyling

“Mad Max: Fury Road,” Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin (WINNER)

“The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared,” Love Larson and Eva von Bahr

“The Revenant,” Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini

Best cinematography

“Carol,” Ed Lachman

“The Hateful Eight,” Robert Richardson

“Mad Max: Fury Road,” John Seale

“The Revenant,” Emmanuel Lubezki (WINNER)

“Sicario,” Roger Deakins

Best film editing

“The Big Short,” Hank Corwin

“Mad Max: Fury Road,” Margaret Sixel (WINNER)

“The Revenant,” Stephen Mirrione

“Spotlight,” Tom McArdle

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey

Best sound editing

“Mad Max: Fury Road,” Mark Mangini and David White (WINNER)

“The Martian,” Oliver Tarney

“The Revenant,” Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender

“Sicario,” Alan Robert Murray

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Matthew Wood and David Acord

Best sound mixing

“Bridge of Spies,” Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Drew Kunin

“Mad Max: Fury Road,” Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo (WINNER)

“The Martian,” Paul Massey, Mark Taylor and Mac Ruth

“The Revenant,” Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Randy Thom and Chris Duesterdiek

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson

Best visual effects

“Ex Machina,” Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett (WINNER)

“Mad Max: Fury Road,” Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver and Andy Williams

“The Martian,” Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence and Steven Warner

“The Revenant,” Rich McBride, Matthew Shumway, Jason Smith and Cameron Waldbauer

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould

Best animated short film

“Bear Story,” Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala (WINNER)

“Prologue,” Richard Williams and Imogen Sutton

“Sanjay’s Super Team,” Sanjay Patel and Nicole Grindle

“We Can’t Live without Cosmos,” Konstantin Bronzit

“World of Tomorrow,” Don Hertzfeldt

Best animated feature film

“Anomalisa,” Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson and Rosa Tran

“Boy and the World,” Alê Abreu

“Inside Out,” Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera (WINNER)

“Shaun the Sheep Movie,” Mark Burton and Richard Starzak

“When Marnie Was There,” Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura

Best documentary, short subject

“Body Team 12,” David Darg and Bryn Mooser

“Chau, Beyond the Lines,” Courtney Marsh and Jerry Franck

“Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah,” Adam Benzine

“A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness,” Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (WINNER)

“Last Day of Freedom,” Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman

Best documentary feature

“Amy,” Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees (WINNER)

“Cartel Land,” Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin

“The Look of Silence,” Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen

“What Happened, Miss Simone?” Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby and Justin Wilkes

“Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom,” Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor

Best live-action short film

“Ave Maria,” Basil Khalil and Eric Dupont

“Day One,” Henry Hughes

“Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut),” Patrick Vollrath

“Shok,” Jamie Donoughue

“Stutterer,” Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage (WINNER)

Best foreign-language film

“Embrace of the Serpent,” Colombia

“Mustang,” France

“Son of Saul,” Hungary (WINNER)

“Theeb,” Jordan

“A War,” Denmark

Best original song

“Earned It” from “Fifty Shades of Grey”

Music and lyric by Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio

“Manta Ray” from “Racing Extinction”

Music by J. Ralph and lyric by Antony Hegarty

“Simple Song #3” from “Youth”

Music and lyric by David Lang

“Til It Happens To You” from “The Hunting Ground”

Music and lyric by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga

“Writing’s on the Wall” from “Spectre”

Music and lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

Best original score

“Bridge of Spies,” Thomas Newman

“Carol,” Carter Burwell

“The Hateful Eight,” Ennio Morricone

“Sicario,” Jóhann Jóhannsson

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” John Williams

‘Ride Along 2’ #1, ‘Revenant’ Holds Strong and ‘Star Wars’ Crosses $1 Billion Internationally

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Ride Along 2 was unable to top its predecessor but an estimated $34 million is enough to top the weekend box office, followed closely by Fox’s The Revenant, which dropped only 26% in its second weekend in wide release. Both films finished ahead of domestic box office king Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which fell to third in its fifth weekend in release while becoming only the fifth film to ever cross a major international milestone.

Meanwhile Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi performed just slightly under expectations while Lionsgate’s animated pick-up Norm of the North exceeded our most pessimistic of expectations. A selection of this past Thursday’s Oscar nominees also added a few theaters, delivering results worth taking a look at.

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Starting at the top, 2014’s Ride Along debuted with a whopping $41.5 million over the three-day weekend and $48.6 million for what was a four-day, Martin Luther King weekend record. The action/comedy sequel, which sees stars Kevin Hart and Ice Cube return, fell a bit short of the original with an estimated $34 million and what will likely end up being a $39 million four-day weekend. While this falls short of the first film, it’s still enough to challenge for a spot as one of the the top five all-time Martin Luther King weekend openings. It will need to put in a little work over the coming weekends, however, if it’s to top $100 million domestically as word of mouth might not be as strong for this one considering its “B+” CinemaScore compared to the first film’s “A”.

As was pointed out in the weekend preview, there are examples on both sides of the comedy sequel trend to support a big drop as well as big gains when compared to their predecessors. As it turns out, Ride Along 2 joins the likes of Think Like a Man Too, Horrible Bosses 2, Anchorman 2 and Ted 2 by falling short of the first film as well as our weekend predictions.

Coming in second is The Revenant, which lead the 2015 Oscar nominations with twelve and follows up its excellent wide release last weekend with an estimated $29.5 million this weekend. That’s a mere 25.9% drop, which is actually better than American Sniper’s impressive, 27.6% second weekend drop last year. Fox is predicting $35 million for the four-day holiday weekend, enough to become one of the all-time top ten Martin Luther King weekends. Add to that, the film brought in another $31.5 million internationally, bringing its worldwide cume to over $151 million.

Falling from the weekend top spot for the first time since its December 18 release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens brought in an estimated $25.1 million for the three-day weekend and is looking at $31 million for thefour-day as its domestic cume has now grown to $856.9 million. Meanwhile, it has become the fifth highest grossing release internationally and only the fifth film to bring in over $1 billion from overseas territories. It’s international cume has now grown to $1.012 billion, resulting in over $1.8 billion worldwide. It currently sits only $4.1 million shy of Jurassic World’s overseas gross and will soon top Furious 7’s $1.16 billion for third place on the list.

Landing in fourth position is another one of the weekend’s new wide releases, Michael Bay’s 13 Hours, which tallied an estimated $16 million for the three-day weekend with Paramount estimating $19 million for the four-day. This is Bay’s first film to gross less than $20 million in its first three days since The Island back in 2005. Budgeted at $50 million, it should push to end up grossing somewhere right around $45-50 million for its domestic run, perhaps lower than the $49.8 million Pain and Gain brought in back in 2013.

Lionsgate’s Norm of the North managed to perform a little better than expectations, which has to be a welcome result for the studio, which is on the hook only for the cost of distribution rights and it’s limited marketing spend. The film ended up grossing an estimated $6.6 million over the three-day and is estimated to finish around $8.8 million for the four-day weekend.

Looking over the list of Oscar nominees, The Big Short had the best hold in the top ten, dropping 15.8% this weekend, despite shedding 764 theaters. Playing in 1,765 theaters the five-time Oscar nominated film finished in eighth position with an estimated $5.2 million over the three-day weekend.

Brooklyn added 393 theaters and brought in $1.66 million for a 57.3% bump compared to last weekend. Right behind it was fellow Best Picture nominee, Spotlight, which expanded its reach by 617 theaters, playing in just shy of one thousand overall cinemas and bringing in an estimated $1.5 million. Additionally, A24’s Room brought in an estimated $700,000 from 293 theaters for a 504% bump, the weekend’s largest increase.

Paramount’s animated Oscar nominee, Charlie Kaufman’s stop-motion animated feature Anomalisa added 20 theaters and is now playing in 37 theaters across the country where it grossed an estimated $290,000.

The weekend’s per theater winner was Sony Classics’ The Lady in the Van, which had a two theater Academy run in December, but is now considered officially released, pulling in an estimated $72,264 from four theaters for a $18,066 per theater average.

Next weekend sees the release of Sony’s sci-fi thriller The 5th Wave, which actually opened in some international territories this weekend and pulled in $8.2 million from over 1,900 screens. Additionally, the PG-13 horror The Boy from STX will hit theaters next weekend along with the Robert De Niro and Zac Efron comedy Dirty Grandpa, all of which will be playing in around 2,600-2,800 theaters.

You can check out the three-day estimated results from this weekend right here and we’ll be back tomorrow with a full list of estimated results for the four-day weekend.

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Messi wins Ballon D’or 2015 and Ronaldo Reveals The One Quality He Would Take From Messi!

Messi is the 2015 Ballon D’or Winner!

The Argentina and Barcelona has done it for the FIFTH time. What a machine!

The iconic player says: “Good evening again. It’s a very special moment for me to be back, here on this stage, winning another Ballon d’Or, after being there in the audience winning Ronaldo win it two years in a row. It’s incredible. My fifth. It’s more than anything I dreamed of as a kid. I want to thank my team-mates, without them none of this would have been possible. I want to thank football in general – for the bad and the good.

Luis Enrique is the best Coach.

Women’s World Player of the Year award goes to Carli Lloyd!

Cristiano Ronaldo has been asked to pick one quality he’d like from Lionel Messi – and he’s given an honest answer.
The Real Madrid star, along with his Barcelona rivals Messi and Neymar, was speaking at the Ballon d’Or pre-award show press conference on Monday where the Argentine is heavily expected to win the trophy for the fifth time in his career.

Both Messi and Ronaldo were asked which quality they would take from each other, and the Portugal international admitted: “Yes, his left foot his really good, I would like to have that!”

Messi, meanwhile, was a bit more vague.

“What Cristiano has is lots of quality, lots of good things that every player would like as well,” said the Barcelona forward.

“But I am the way I am, and he is the way he is. We each have individual personalities and we have both very good things that everybody should have as footballers.”

Neymar was a bit more humble and admitted he would like to have feet from both Messi and Ronaldo.

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Golden Globes 2016: The Revenant Wins Big!

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The Revenant took home the award for Best Motion Picture, Drama while The Martian won the award for Best Motion Picture, Comedy at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday.

On the drama side, The Revenant beat out Carol, Mad Max: Fury Road, Room andSpotlight.

“I cannot say how surprised I am and how proud I am to have survived this film with all these fellows,” the movie’s director, Alejandro Iñárritu said in his acceptance speech.

The movie’s win came just minutes after the film’s star Leonardo DiCaprio won the award for Best Actor in a Drama Movie.

In the comedy category The Martian beat out The Big Short, Joy, The Martian, Spyand Trainwreck to win the award.

Director Ridley Scott spoke on behalf of the film and during his/her acceptance speech he thanked the film’s star Matt Damon for bringing his “special brand of humor and grace” to the movie.

Best motion picture, drama

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“Carol”

* “The Revenant”

“Room”

“Spotlight”

Best motion picture, musical or comedy

“Joy”

“Spy”

“The Big Short”

* “The Martian”

“Trainwreck”

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, drama

Saoirse Ronin, “Brooklyn”

Cate Blanchett, “Carol”

Rooney Mara, “Carol”

* Brie Larson, “Room”

Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy

* Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”

Melissa McCarthy, “Spy”

Amy Schumer, “Trainwreck”

Maggie Smith, “The Lady in the Van”

Lily Tomlin, “Grandma”

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, drama

Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”

* Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”

Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”

Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”

Will Smith, “Concussion”

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture

Paul Dano,” Love”

Idris Elba, “Beasts of No Nation”

Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”

Michael Shannon, “99 Homes”

* Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”

Best performance by actress in a supporting role in a motion picture

Jane Fonda, “Youth”

Jennifer Jason Leigh, “Hateful Eight”

Helen Mirren, “Trumbo”

Alicia Vikander, “Ex Machina”

* Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”

Best director, motion picture

* Alejandro González Iñárritu, “The Revenant”

Todd Haynes, “Carol”

Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight”

George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Ridley Scott, “The Martian”

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy

Christian Bale, “The Big Short”

Steve Carell, “The Big Short”

* Matt Damon, “The Martian”

Al Pacino, “Danny Collins”

Mark Ruffalo, “Infinitely Polar Bear”

Best screenplay, motion picture

Emma Donoghue, “Room”

Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, “Spotlight”

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, “The Big Short”

* Aaron Sorkin, “Steve Jobs”

Quentin Tarantino, “The Hateful Eight”

Best original score, motion picture

Carter Burwell, “Carol”

Alexander Desplat, “The Danish Girl”

* Ennio Morricone, “The Hateful Eight”

Daniel Pemberton, “Steve Jobs”

Ryuchi Sakamoto, “The Revanant”

Best motion picture, animated

“Anomalisa”

“The Good Dinosaur”

* “Inside Out”

“The Peanuts Movie”

“Shaun the Sheep Movie”

Best original song, motion picture

“Love Me Like You Do,” “Fifty Shades of Grey”

“One Kind of Love,” “Love & Mercy”

“See You Again,” “Furious 7”

“Simple Song #3,” “Youth”

* “Writing’s on the Wall,” “Spectre”

Best motion picture, foreign language

“The Brand New Testament”

“The Club”

“The Fencer”

“Mustang”

* “Son of Saul”

Best television series, drama

“Empire,” Fox

“Game of Thrones,” HBO

* “Mr. Robot,” USA

“Narcos,” Netflix

“Outlander,” Starz

Best television series, musical or comedy

“Casual,” Hulu

* “Mozart in the Jungle,” Amazon Video

“Orange Is the New Black,” Netflix

“Silicon Valley,” HBO

“Transparent,” Amazon Video

“Veep,” HBO

Best television limited series or motion picture made for television

“American Crime,” ABC

“American Horror Story: Hotel,” FX

“Fargo,” FX

“Flesh and Bone,” Starz

* “Wolf Hall,” PBS

Best performance by an actor in a television series, drama

* Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”

Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”

Wagner Moura, “Narcos”

Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”

Best performance by an actor in a television series, musical or comedy

Aziz Ansari, “Master of None”

* Gael García Bernal, “Mozart in the Jungle”

Rob Lowe, “The Grinder”

Patrick Stewart, “Blunt Talk”

Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

Idris Elba, “Luther”

* Oscar Isaac, “Show Me a Hero”

David Oyelowo, “Nightingale”

Mark Rylance, “Wolf Hall”

Patrick Wilson, “Fargo”

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife”

Damian Lewis, “Wolf Hall”

Ben Mendelson, “Bloodline”

Tobias Menzies, “Outlander”

* Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”

Best performance by an actress in a TV series, drama

Caitriona Balfe, “Outlander”

Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder”

Eva Green, “Penny Dreadful

* Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”

Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is the New Black”

Joanna Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”

Regina King, “American Crime”

Judith Light, “Transparent”

* Maura Tierney, “The Affair”

Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo”

* Lady Gaga, “American Horror Story: Hotel”

Sarah Hay, “Flesh and Bone”

Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”

Queen Latifah, “Bessie”

Best performance by an actress in a television series, musical or comedy

* Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

Jamie Lee Curtis, “Scream Queens”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin”

Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”