What a fitting end to a wild Oscar season. Last night’s Oscars were in lock step with the twists and turns we’ve felt over the past five months or so, as this year’s awards race had its fair share of ups and downs and sidesteps. Back in September, we all had our eyes on The Danish Girl, Steve Jobs, and yes The Revenant as the potential heavy hitters in this year’s awards race, but it’s not unique for a couple of the early contenders to fall by the wayside once the season begins in earnest. What is unique is for there to be so much uncertainty surrounding the Best Picture race on Oscar night, and not only did the ceremony give us a bit of a surprise in the biggest category, but there were also a fair amount of genuine shockers across the board.
So as we say farewell to this year’s Oscar race once and for all, let’s take a look at the biggest surprises from last night’s ceremony.