This is the Italy we like
3/1/2016

This is the Italy we like

Ennio Morricone triumphs on the night of the 2016 Oscars!

 

Legendary Italian music Maestro Ennio Morricone won the Oscar for Best Original Score for Quentin Tarantino's epic Western The Hateful Eight.

It’s the first competitive Oscar for the 87 year old, Rome-born son of a trumpeter. He won an honorary lifetime achievement award in 2007 and previously won five Oscar nominations which include Roland Joffe's 1987 film The Mission and Brian De Palma's The Untouchables (1988).

 

Among the winners is the 41 year old American actor winning the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role in Alejandro Inarritu’s The Revenant.

 

After five previous Academy Award nominations (1994 for Best Supporting Actor for his work in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, in 2005 for Best Actor in a Leading Role in The Aviator, in 2007 again for Best Actor in Blood Diamond and two nominations for The Wolf of Wall Street in 2014) DiCaprio, of Italian descent (his great grandparents lived in the province of Caserta), finally joined the ranks of Oscar winners and took home the 2016 Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

 

Here are the winners of this year's Oscars:

BEST PICTURE: Spotlight

BEST DIRECTOR: Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, The Revenant

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE: Brie Larson, Room

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Spotlight

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: The Big Short

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Son of Saul (Hungary)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: Inside Out

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST FILM EDITING: Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

BEST ORIGINAL SONG: Writing’s On The Wall, Spectre

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Ex Machina

BEST SOUND EDITING: Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST SOUND MIXING: Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST COSTUME DESIGN: Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING: Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Amy

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT: A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM: Stutterer

BEST SHORT FILM ANIMATED: Bear Story