“The Revenant” won three awards includingÂ Best Picture (drama), Best Actor (drama) and lejandro GonzĂˇlez IĂ±Ăˇrritu was named best director.
“This is the most difficult journey I’ve embarked on,” said the director, who last year won directing and best picture Oscars for “Birdman.”Â “We struggled in low temperatures and difficult conditions to make this film happen, but we all know in this room that pain is temporary but a film is forever, so who cares?”
“Two years ago, we found ourselves submerged deep in nature with all of its complications and all the beauty that it gave us cinematically,” DiCaprio said in accepting his award. “This film was about survival. It was about adaptation. It was about the triumph of the human spirit.”
In the comedy/musical categoryÂ “Best picture” title wonÂ “The Martian,” Ridley Scott’s movieÂ about an astronaut who hadÂ to use science and his wits to survive for years after being left alone on Mars. Matt Damon was named best actor.
“Thank you very much. Comedy? But, anyway, I’m very grateful for that,” said Scott, who also directed such pictures as “Alien,” “Blade Runner,” “Gladiator” and other hits.
Damon said, “It’s literally been 18 years since I’ve been here doing this. With a little more context, I know how lucky I am and how lucky I am to do this for a living. When people go see movies, it’s just – it’s kind of rare. I’ve made a lot of movies that people just didn’t go see.”
“Carol” picture was included intoÂ five nominations but won nothing, as did “The Big Short,” about the financial crisis, and admired Catholic Church sex abuse probe film “Spotlight.”
YoungÂ star Brie Larson, 26, eclipsedÂ Cate Blanchett in category Best Drama actress for her role as a young woman held captive for years with a young son in “Room,” while Lawrence won best comedy actress for “Joy,” about the Miracle Mop inventor.
The actressÂ dedicated most of her speech to thanking “Joy” director David O. Russell, with whom she has made several films. “David, I want us to be buried next to each other. I really do.”
Sylvester Stallone was named best supporting actor in a movie for “Creed” and he rushed to say his thanks, telling the audience:Â “This is incredible. Last time I was here, that was 1977. I was kind of hit by a tumbleweed. It was a long time ago,” said Stallone, looking a bit dazed in accepting the award. “It’s like a different, different situation, and the view is so beautiful now.”
“In the television categories, newcomers prevailed in key categories as USA Network’s “Mr. Robot,” a cybersecurity expert with social anxiety, won best TV drama series while Amazon’s musical show “Mozart in the Jungle” won best TV comedy series,” Reuters reports.
The list of British winners who were also honoured this night includedÂ Kate Winslet, picking up the best supporting actress award for her role in “Steve Jobs”, as the Apple guru’s assistant; singer Sam Smith, for his Bond track “Writing’s On The Wall”, and the BBC’s versionÂ of “Wolf Hall” was named best mini-series.