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“Spotlight” Won Best Picture, But “Mad Max: Fury Road” Took Over The Oscars

David White, left, and Mark Mangini accept the award for best sound editing for “Mad Max: Fury Road” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

“Spotlight” may have won best picture, but “Mad Max: Fury Road” took over the Oscars taking home six awards for the night.

The film took home awards of Best Costume Design, Production Design, Makeup & Hairstyling, Film Editing and both Sound Mixing and Editing. It didn’t however win Best Cinematography or Visual Effects. They also completely shut down “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for winning any awards.

It certainly was one of the surprises of the night. Mad Max received mostly positive reviews when it came out last year in May. On rotten tomatoes it received 97 percent with only 10 rave reviews . Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron did an excellent job playing the main characters, being part of a post-apocalyptic franchise.

Some may arguable “Mad Max: Fury Road” as the best movie of 2015, but “Spotlight” took that award. The film based on real events in 2001 is about a team of reporters investigating the Catholic Church that covered up disturbing allegations in Boston. The cast of Michael Keaton, Rachael McAdams, Mark Ruffalo and others show the world the true meaning of investigating journalism. It went deep for those understanding what investigating reporting is for young journalists trying to be part of the media.

Here is the complete list of winners from the Oscars according to Indian Express.

Best Picture: Spotlight

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Leonardo Dicaprio

Best Actress in a Leading Role:  Brie Larson, Room

Best Director: The Revenant, Alejandro González Iñárritu

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Alicia Vikander

Best Original Song: Writing’s on the Wall, Sam Smith, Jimmy Napes for Spectre

Best Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul, Hungary

Best Animated Feature Film: Inside Out

Best Animated Short Film:  Bear Story

Best Visual Effects: Ex Machina

Best Sound Mixing: Mad Max: Fury Road

Achievement in Sound Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road

Film Editing: Margaret Sixel, Mad Max: Fury Road

Achievement in Cinematography: The Revenant, Emmanuel Lubezki

Best Production Design: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Costume Design: Jenny Beavan, for Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short, (Charles Randolph Adam McKay)

Best Original Screenplay: Spotlight, Tom Mccarthy and Josh Singer

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