In one of the few surprises of the night, Mark Rylance has won Best Supporting Actor for his work in Bridge of Spies. Rylance beat out Christian Bale (The Big Short), Tom Hardy (The Revenant), Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight), and Sylvester Stallone (Creed), the presumed frontrunner who won the Golden Globe for his role earlier this year. While this is his first Academy Award nomination, Rylance has a storied career for his work on stage, including two Olivier Awards and three Tony Awards.
In his acceptance speech, Rylance thanked his fellow nominees and director Steven Spielberg, who he called an "honor" to work with. "I've always just adored stories," he said. "Hearing them, seeing them, being in them."