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The Oscars 2016 | Who Did Win

So Spotlight, the film about the dogged team of Boston Globe journalists who exposed sexual abuse by Catholic priests, upset the odds and claimed Best Film at last night's 88th Annual Academy Awards, but most of the other top awards followed the form book.

As expected, Leonardo DiCaprio took Best Actor for The Revenant, finally bagging an Oscar at the sixth time of asking; and Brie Larson scooped the Best Actress prize for her performance as a kidnapped mother in Room; Mark Rylance pipped sentimental favourite Sylvester Stallone to Best Supporting Actor and Alicia Vikander won Best Supporting Actress, while Alejandro G Iñárritu became only the third filmmaker in Hollywood history to win Best Director two years in a row.

The night's big winner was Mad Max: Fury Road, which roared away with six of the technical awards, including Best Costume for Jenny Beavan, which meant that The Martian and Star Wars: The Force Awakens both went home empty handed, as sadly did the sublime Carol, directed by Todd Haynes and adpated by Phyllis Nagy from Patricia Highsmith's novel.

Here's how the awards went, with the full list of nominees, followed by my 'will win predictions' and the actual winner.

Best Film

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight   

(Image credit: KERRY HAYES)

Will win: The Revenant 

Did win: Spotlight

Best Director 

Lenny Abrahamson – Room 

Alejandro G Inarritu – The Revenant 

Tom McCarthy - Spotlight 

Adam McKay – The Big Short 

George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road 

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Will win: Alejandro G Inarritu – The Revenant 

Did win: Alejandro G Inarritu – The Revenant 

Best Actor 

Bryan Cranston - Trumbo 

Matt Damon – The Martian 

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant 

Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs 

Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl  

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Will win: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant 

Did win:  Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant  

Best Actress 

Cate Blanchett - Carol 

Brie Larson – Room 

Jennifer Lawrence - Joy 

Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years 

Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn  

Will win: Brie Larson – Room 

Did win: Brie Larson – Room

Best Supporting Actor 

Christian Bale – The Big Short 

Tom Hardy – The Revenant 

Mark Ruffalo - Spotlight

Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies 

Sylvester Stallone - Creed

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(Image credit: Jaap Buitendijk)

Will win: Sylvester Stallone - Creed 

Did win: Mark Ruffalo - Spotlight

Best Supporting Actress 

Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight 

Rooney Mara – Carol 

Rachel Adams – Spotlight 

Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl 

Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs  

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Will win: Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl 

Did win: Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl

Animated Feature Film

Anomalisa

Boy and the World

Inside Out

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

Will win:  Inside Out

Did win: Inside Out

Cinematography

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Sicario

Will win:  The Revenant

Did win: The Revenant

Costume Design

Carol

Cinderella

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Will win: Cinderella

Did win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Documentary Feature

Amy

Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

Will win: Amy

Did win: Amy

Documentary Short Subject

Body Team 12

Chau, Beyond the Lines

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

A Girl in the River: The Prince of Forgiveness

Last Day of Freedom

Will win: Body Team 12

Did win: A Girl in the River: The Prince of Forgiveness

Film Editing

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Spotlight

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Will win:  Mad Max: Fury Road

Did win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Foreign Language Film

Embrace of the Serpent

Mustang

Son of Saul

Theeb

A War

Will win:  Son of Saul

Did win: Son of Saul

Makeup and Hairstyling

Mad Max: Fury Road

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared

The Revenant

Will win:  Mad Max: Fury Road

Did win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Music Original Score

Bridge of Spies

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Will win:   The Hateful Eight

Did win: :   The Hateful Eight

Music Original Song

‘Earned It’ – Fifty Shades of Grey

‘Manta Ray’ – Racing Extinction

‘Simple Song’ – Youth

‘Til It Happens To You’ – The Hunting Ground

‘Writing’s on the Wall’ - Spectre

Will win:   ‘Til It Happens To You’ – The Hunting Ground

Did win: ‘Writing’s on the Wall’ - Spectre

Production Design

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Will win:  Mad Max: Fury Road

Did win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Animated Short Film 

Bear Story

Prologue

Sanjay’s Super Team

We Can’t Live Without the Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

Will win:  Sanjay’s Super Team

Did win: Bear Story

Live Action Short Film

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)

Shok

Stutterer

Will win: Ave Maria

Did win: Stutterer

Sound Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Will win:  Mad Max: Fury Road

Did win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Sound Mixing 

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Will win:  Mad Max: Fury Road

Did win: Mad Max: Fury Road

Visual Effects  

Ex Machina

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Will win:  Mad Max: Fury Road

Did win: Ex Machina

Adapted Screenplay

The Big Short 

Brooklyn

Carol

The Martian

Room 

Will win:  The Big Short

Did win: The Big Short

Original Screenplay

Bridge of Spies

Ex Machina

Inside Out

Spotlight

Straight Outta Compton

Will win:   Spotlight

Did win: Spotlight