Oscar statuette ©AMPAS

2015 (88th Annual Awards)
Academy Award Overview

Shown below is an overview of the 2015 Academy Awards, comprised of selected items from the WebMaster’s collection. (All of the items for a given category—for example, all Reminder Lists—can be found in the “Gallery” section.)

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The 2015 Preliminaries

2015 (88th) Reminder List of Eligible Releases

2015 (88th) Voting Rules
Eligibility Period:
January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015

Reminder List of Eligible Releases

Text of Voting Rules

The 2015 Ceremony

2015 (88th) Academy Award Ceremony Poster

2015 (88th) Academy Award Ceremony Program
Sunday, February 28, 2016
5:30 PM

Dolby Theatre,
Hollywood & Highland

Ceremony Poster

Ceremony Program

Nominations & Winners
Winners Only
Nominations by Film
Nomination Statistics by Film

See Also:
    Nominations & Winners by Category
    Winners Only by Category

The 2015 Winners

2015 (88th) Best Picture Poster: “Spotlight”

2015 (88th) Best Picture Home Page Background: “Spotlight”

Best Picture:
Anonymous Content/Participant Media/Rocklin/Faust/ First Look Media Production;
Open Road Films.

Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, Producers.

Best Picture Poster

Best Picture Home Page Background

2015 (88th) Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio Best Actor:
Leonardo DiCaprio
as Hugh Glass
in the film
The Revenant

2015 (88th) Best Actress: Brie Larson Best Actress:
Brie Larson
as Ma
in the film

2015 (80th) Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance Best Supporting Actor:
Mark Rylance
as Rudolf Abel
in the film
Bridge of Spies

2015 (80th) Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander Best Supporting Actress:
Alicia Vikander
as Gerda Wegener
in the film
The Danish Girl

2015 (82nd) Best Song: “Writing’s on the Wall” Best Song:
Writing’s on the Wall
from the film

Music and lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

Best Song Lyrics

The 2015 Academy Board of Governors Ball

2015 (59th) Governors Ball Program/Menu The Ray Dolby Ballroom,
Hollywood & Highland

Governors Ball Program/Menu
Dinner Menu