Easily one of the most competitive Oscars in recent years, last night's Academy Awards saw - for the most part - the right people and films win out.

Spotlight snagged Best Picture, beating out tough competition from The Big Short, The Revenant and our own Room whilst Leonardo DiCaprio FINALLY won Best Actor for his searing, physical performance in The Revenant. Brie Larson, meanwhile, won Best Actress in the Lenny Abrahamson-directed Room whilst Adam McKay and Charles Randolph scooped Best Adapted Screenplay, beating our own Emma Donoghue for Room.

The big upset on the night, however, was Mark Rylance scooping Best Supporting Actor and beating the bookies' favourite, Sylvester Stallone, for Creed.

As for Irish winners, there was one on the night; Dubliner Benjamin Cleary won Best Action Short for The Stutterer, a short film which was written, directed, edited and largely funded by himself. 

Here's the winners in chronological order.

Best Visual Effects 

Ex Machina


Best Sound Mixing

Mad Max: Fury Road


Best Sound Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road


Best Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road


Best Cinematography

The Revenant


Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Mad Max: Fury Road


Best Production Design

Mad Max: Fury Road


Best Costume Design

Mad Max: Fury Road, Jenny Beavan


Best Director

Alejandro González Iñárritu - The Revenant


Best Original Score

Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight


Best Original Song

Sam Smith - Writing's On The Wall


Best Foreign Language Film

Son of Saul


Best Supporting Actress

Alicia Vikander


Best Adapted Screenplay

The Big Short


Best Original Screenplay



Best Supporting Actor

Mark Rylance


Best Animated Film

Inside Out


Best Animated Short

Bear Story


Best Documentary



Best Documentary Short

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness


Best Actress

Brie Larson


Best Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio


Best Film