Oscars 2016: 22 year long wait finally ends for Leonardo Di Caprio
The major question on everyone’s mind before the Oscars 2016 was “Will the wait finally end for Leo?”. The multi talented actor who was first nominated in the best actor category 22 years ago had to to wait till 2016 to finally win the coveted golden statuette.
88th Academy Awards,or the Oscars as we like to call them, are indeed a fantasy tale for every cinema lover with the who’s who of Hollywood including names like Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kerry Washington, Sylvester Stallon, Priyanka Chopra (the only B-Towner) and many many more gathered under one roof.
The Revenant” had a golden night by taking home the top honours, including a Best Actor gong for Leonardo DiCaprio and Best Director for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, at the 88th Academy Awards. British filmmaker of Indian origin Asif Kapadia won the golden statuette for “Amy”.
“Spotlight” was named the Best Film at the glitzy Sunday night gala, where “Mad Max: Fury Road” dominated the technical categories.
DiCaprio, who had been nominated for the golden statuette four times for his acting earlier, finally broke the jinx this time, and took home his first Academy Award in the Best Actor category for his power-packed performance in “The Revenant”. It was also a first for Brie Larson when she won an Oscar in the Best Actress category for her portrayal of a kidnapped girl imprisoned by a psychopath in “Room”.
George Miller’s directorial “Mad Max: Fury Road” won six trophies — Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Film Editing, Best Makeup and Hair Styling, Best Production Design and Best Costume Design categories.