2016: The 88th Academy Awards


We are on a journey to discover the sci-fi and fantasy movies that won the Oscar Award, from 1929 until today in the five main categories (Best Picture, director, actor, actress and screenplay).

The Story so far:
1933 – Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
1942 – Here Comes Mister Jordan
1957 – The Red Balloon
1965 – Mary Poppins
1969 – Charly
1974 – The Exorcist
1991 – Misery & Ghost
2004 – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2005 – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2013 – Life of Pi
2014 – Gravity

The 88th Academy Awards ceremony took place on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center, awarding movies released in 2015. 2016 saw nominees but no winners, within the five main categories, among Fantasy or Science Fiction.

This means that the score, sadly, remains the same.

Oscar Run: Sci-fi 5 – Fantasy 8

But, I won’t send you away empty handed, as SF movies were there and won several Oscars in the other categories.

1. Costume Design: Jenny Beavan – Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Editing: Margaret Sixel – Mad Max: Fury Road
3. Makeup & Hairstyling: Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin – Mad Max: Fury Road
4. Production Design: Colin Gibson; Set Decoration: Lisa Thompson – Mad Max: Fury Road
5. Sound Editing: Mark Mangini and David White – Mad Max: Fury Road

They really did a good clean up! Read our review of the Mad Max: Fury Road movie here.

6. Visual Effects: Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett – Ex Machina