The Oscars, also known as the Academy Awards, are an annual awards ceremony. Awards are given out for cinematic excellence. The awards ceremony is held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress?

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Here are the Academy Award winners for Best Actor and Best Actress from 2011 to 2016: 2016 -- Casey Affleck, Best Actor for "Manchester by the Sea"; Emma Stone, Best Actress, "La La Land" 2015 -- Leonardo DiCaprio, Best Actor for "The Revenant"; Brie Larson, Best Actress, "Room" 2014 -- Eddie Redmayne, Best Actor for "The Theory of Everything"; Julianne Moore, Best Actress for "Still Alice." 2013 -- Matthew McConaughey, Best Actor for "Dallas Buyers Club"; Cate Blanchett, Best Actress for "Blue Jasmine." 2012 -- Daniel Day-Lewis, Best Actor for "Lincoln"; Jennifer Lawrence, Best Actress for "Silver Linings Playbook." 2011 -- Jean Dujardin, Best Actor for "The Artist"; Meryl Streep, Best Actress for "The Iron Lady."