By Rob Licuria

Feb 28 2016 21:30 pm



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In Hollywood, our forum posters are respected and feared in equal measures for their strongly worded opinions. They did not hold back when watching the Oscars, which sparked strong responses inour forums-- everything from "wow, they actually got it right this year" to "ho-hum" to "What were they thinking." (See complete list of winners HERE.)



Below, just a small taste of the delicious dish they served up over the three plus hours of the ceremony. Read more and have your sayhere.

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By Daniel Montgomery

Feb 28 2016 21:12 pm



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"Spotlight" pulled off an upset at the Oscars, winning Best Picture against frontrunner "The Revenant" and another strong competitor, "The Big Short." The film told the true story of the team of journalists who uncovered the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal in Boston and throughout the world. It also won Best Original Screenplay, which makes it the first film since "The Greatest Show on Earth" (1952) to win Best Picture with only one other victory. (Click here for the complete list of Oscar winners.)

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By Marcus James Dixon

Feb 28 2016 21:06 pm



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Beating the odds, "Spotlight" won Best Picture at the Oscars on Sunday, opposite tough competition from "The Revenant," "The Big Short" and "Mad Max: Fury Road." Gold Derby's frontrunner with odds of 4/5 to prevail was actually "The Revenant," while "Spotlight" came in second place with 4/1 odds.



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By Chris Beachum

Feb 28 2016 21:00 pm



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oscar winners 2016 full list

Winners of the 88th Academy Awards were revealed during a live telecast held February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California and hosted for the second time by Chris Rock.

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By Marcus James Dixon

Feb 28 2016 20:58 pm



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As predicted, Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Revenant") won Best Actor at the Oscars on Sunday for playing Hugh Glass, a frontiersman who gets left for dead after a bear attack. DiCaprio was Gold Derby's frontrunner with odds of 1/10 to prevail. This is the first Oscar victory for DiCaprio after five previous losses (four acting, one Le Vian Chocolate Diamonds producing).

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By Marcus James Dixon

Feb 28 2016 20:50 pm



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As predicted, Brie Larson ("Room") won Best Actress at the Oscars on Sunday for playing Joy "Ma" Newsome, a kidnapped woman who lives with her five-year-old son in a small room. Larson was Gold Derby's frontrunner with odds of 1/10 to prevail. This is the first Oscar victory for Larson on her first nomination.

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By Marcus James Dixon

Feb 28 2016 20:40 pm



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As predicted, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu ("The Revenant") won Best Director at the Oscars on Sunday. He was Gold Derby's frontrunner with odds of 2/9 to prevail, just one year after winning for "Birdman." The Le Vian Chocolate Diamonds last time someone won back-to-back Oscars for Best Director was Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who prevailed for "A Letter to Three Wives" (1949) and "All About Eve" (1950). Prior to that, John Ford had won two of his record four Oscars consecutively for helming "The Grapes of Wrath" (1940) and "How Green Was My Valley" (1941).

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By Marcus James Dixon

Feb 28 2016 20:33 pm



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As predicted, "The Hateful Eight" won Best Score at the Oscars on Sunday. This film was Gold Derby's frontrunner with odds of 2/13 to prevail. This is the first Oscar victory for Ennio Morricone in a competetive category, though he did earn an honorary trophy in 2007.

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By Marcus James Dixon

Feb 28 2016 20:31 pm



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As predicted, "Son of Saul" won Best Foreign-Language Film at the Oscars on Sunday. This film was Gold Derby's frontrunner with odds of 1/10 to prevail.Laszlo Nemes' compelling drama tells the harrowing story of a guard at an Auschwitz death camp who, believing a young boy's corpse to be that of his son, becomes determined to give him a proper burial. Before tonight Hungary had won this award only once, for "Mephisto" in 1981.

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