Los Angeles, Feb 29 (IANS) Mark Rylance was named as the Best Supporting Actor at the 88th Academy Awards ceremony here on Sunday night for Steven Spielberg’s cold war drama “Bridge of Spies”, which was backed by Indian businessman Anil Ambani-led Reliance Entertainment Film.
The annual film gala was held at the Dolby Theatre here, and the award was handed to Rylance by last year’s Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette.
Rylance bagged his first Oscar after beating out big names Christian Bale (The Big Short), Tom Hardy (The Revenant), Mark Ruffalo in (Spotlight), and Sylvester Stallone (Creed).
“I’ve always just adored stories: hearing them, seeing them, being in them,” he said, thanking Spielberg.
“Unlike some of the leaders we’re being presented with these days, he leads with such love that he’s surrounded by masters in every craft,” he said, quipping that acting alongside Tom Hanks “clearly helps”.
Rylance, who plays role of a Soviet spy involved in a dangerous exchange in the cold war thriller, concluded the speech by saying that “It’s a wonderful time to be an actor and I’m proud to be part of it.”
Oscar for Best Cinematography went to Emmanuel Lubezki for “The Revenant” leaving behind “Carol”, “The Hateful Eight”, “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Sicario”.
“This is incredible. I want to share it with the cast and crew. I want to share with Leo, for the great performance,” Lubezki said while accepting the award.
The trophy for the Best Sound Editing went to aceMad Max: Fury Road” defeating “The Martian”, aceThe Revenant”, “Sicario” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.
Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo took home the Oscar in Best Sound Mixing category for “Mad Max: Fury Road”.
Jenkins said: “To George Miller, you’re the heart and soul of all this. We can’t say enough about you, thank you, thank you, thank you for giving us the opportunity. To Warner Bros., to all of our friends there and the people that support us. And most of all to our families, to our wives, to Jeanne and to Sue, to our families, to James up in the cheap seats. Thank you all very much.”
George Miller’s directorial “Mad Max: Fury Road” turned out to be a big winner at the annual film award ceremony, where Indian actress Priyanka Chopra was a star presenter.
“Ex Machina” bagged the trophy in the Best Visual Effects category. The film was vying for the award with “Mad Max: Fury Roada, “The Martian”, “The Revenant” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.