While the movie that wins best picture is often the one that also wins best director, that wasn't the case this year. Alejandro Inarritu won for his direction of The Revenant, but Spotlight director Tom McCarthy shared the writing Oscar with Josh Singer
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu soared into Hollywood lore when he picked up the Oscar for The Revenant, becoming the third filmmaker to win back-to-back Academy Awards for Best Director. But he describes himself as: "I think that I'm a musician before I am a filmmaker - a frustrated musician"
Alejandro G. Inarritu picked up the Best Director trophy for The Revenant at the 88th Academy Awards on February 28. This is Mr Inarritu's second consecutive win after last year's Birdman. Other nominated in the category were Adam McKay, George Miller, Lenny Abrahamson and Tom McCarthy
Hollywood elite is looking forward to the usual sparkling night of celebration, with survival epic The Revenant leading the charge for golden statuettes. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's The Revenant is the overall frontrunner, with 12 nominations, followed by George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road with 10