The big news of the 88th Academy Awards was Leonardo DiCaprio’s first win, 23 years after he was first nominated.
Here’s a list of the other big winners on the night:
Best Picture : Spotlight
Best Actress : Brie Larson (Room)
Best Supporting Actress : Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl)
Best Supporting Actor : Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies)
Best Director : Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant)
Best Original Song : Sam Smith
Best Documentary : Amy
Best Animation : Inside Out
And, of course,
Best Actor : Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
Kate Winslet’s reaction sums it up perfectly #justiceforLeo
It was also an important night for the Irish with a record 7 nominations. Irish short film Stutterer took home the Oscar for Best Short Film.
Benjamin Cleary, who wrote, directed and edited the film, was joined onstage to accept the award by producers Serena Armitage and Shan Christopher Ogilvie, and director of photography Michael Paleodimos.
President Michael D Higgins has hailed the strength of the country’s film industry on a night when home-grown talent was strongly represented at the Oscars. He said the strong line-up of Irish actors and film-makers was a “tribute to the Irish film industry”.
Although she narrowly missed out on the Best Actress gong to Brie Larson (Room) Saoirse Ronan had a great time nonetheless. The Carlow native donned a beautiful emerald green custom Calvin Klein dress with a plunging neckline and velvet straps and made it onto the Vanity Fair Best Dressed List. Cate Blanchett and Lady Gaga also made it onto the list wearing.
And finally, here’s Saoirse Ronan doing her thang on the red carpet with Ryan Seacrest…