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In an underdog win for a movie about an underdog profession, the newspaper drama "Spotlight" took best picture at the 88th Academy Awards.Such a sparsely awarded best picture winner hasn't happened since 1952's "The Greatest Show on Earth".After going home empty-handed four times previously, Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar, for a best actor in "The Revenant" – a gruff, grunting performance that traded little on the actor's youthful charisma.The night's most-awarded film, however, was neither "Spotlight" nor "The Revenant". George Miller's postapocalyptic chase film "Mad Max: Fury Road" sped away with six awards in technical categories for editing, makeup, production design, sound editing, sound mixing and costume design. Roundly acclaimed for its old-school craft, Miller's "Mad Max" was assured of becoming the evening's most awarded film. Best known for broader comedies like "Anchorman" and "Step Brothers," McKay gave an election-year warning to power of "big money" and "weirdo billionaires" in the presidential campaign.Asif Kapadia's Amy Winehouse portrait, "Amy," took best documentary.The nominees restored the hashtag "OscarsSoWhite" to prominence and led Spike Lee (an honorary Oscar winner this year) and Jada Pinkett Smith to announce that they would not attend the show.
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