The 88th Academy Awards kicked off with dazzling stars walking the red carpet and high hopes to take home the golden Oscar statuette and reap the rewards for the nominees' performances. Despite some fan favorites that were snubbed by the Academy, the nominees all exuded a certain brilliance worthy of attention so, now that the Academy Awards has opened the envelopes and announce which films and talents outshined the others, let's take a look at the roster of winners.

The films with the most nominations for the 2016 Oscars were "The Revenant" and "Mad Max: Fury Road" and many seem to believe that 2016 is finally the year in which Leonardo DiCaprio will win. Fortunately, luck is on Leo's side in 2016 and the Academy finally and legitimately acknowledged his talent after more than two decades of his "always nominated, never the winner" streak with his own Oscar statuette.

As far as nominations and wins goes, "The Revenant," which received 12 nominations only won in three categories while "Mad Max: Fury Road" won in six out of the 10 categories it was nominated in, making the Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron led, critically acclaimed dystopian film the big winner in 2016.

Here is the complete list of winners for the 88th Academy Awards, as posted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

"Mad max: Fury Road" won in the following categories: Costume Design, Film Editing, Makeup And Hairstyling, Production Design, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing- a stunning win for the musically inclined and fashionably questionable people of the desert wasteland.

The Academy awarded Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Leonardo DiCaprio with Best Director and Best Actor in a Lead Role, as well as Best Cinematography, for "The Revenant."

BEST PICTURE: "Spotlight"

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE: Brie Larson for "Room"

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Mark Rylance for "Bridge of Spies"

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE: Alicia Vikander for "The Danish Girl"

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: "Inside Out"

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY: "Amy"

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

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: "Son of Saul"

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE): "The Hateful Eight"

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG): "Writing's On The Wall" in "Spectre"

ANIMATED SHORT FILM: "Bear Story"

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM: "Stutterer"

VISUAL EFFECTS: "Ex Machina"

WRITING FOR ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: "The Big Short"

WRITING FOR ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: "Spotlight"

Leo talked about the importance of taking action to combat climate change now. Just think of how much good he would have done if the Academy gave him an Oscar earlier. Of course, Leo's best friend Kate Winslet may just be one of the happiest people for his win, as seen in how she cried during his speech. But, with everything considered, Leo seems calm and happy about his win and he did not forget to thank the people who finally got him that statuette.

That concludes the big winners of the 2016 Oscars. Pop the champagne and dance around your friend who told you that Leo would still go home without an Oscar.

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