OSCARS 2016: THE HIGHLIGHTS

Yes, Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar after being nominated 6 times over the last two decades. The internet broke out the news with happy updates and some really funny memes.

However, many other things happened between the nominations and speeches.

This year’s Oscars brought to light various issues like climate change, sexual assault and racism in Hollywood. Leonardo will now be forever quoted with his “Let us not take this planet for granted, I do not take tonight for granted,” while Chris Rock’s infamous reference to the Oscars as the “White People’s Choice Awards” was remedied by the fact that it was actually a very legitimate claim up until 2016. Girl Scouts sold cookies, raising over $ 65,000 from the sales, while Lady Gaga clasped hands with the survivors of sexual assault.

Nobody tripped over their gown or fell asleep this time and everybody looked fabulous. The House of Dior dressed and made up a fine percentage of the celebrities. Priyanka Chopra made an appearance and made fashion headlines back home.

Coming to the actual wins, the best picture was won  by Tom Mc Carthy’s “Spotlight”, best actor was, of course, Leonardo DiCaprio for “The Revenant”, best actress was Brie Larson for “Room” while the best supporting actor was Mark Rylance for “Bridge of Spies” and the best supporting actress was Alicia Vikander for “The Danish Girl” “The Revenant” further won the best director (Alejandro Iñárritu) and the best cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki).

The best original song was “Writings On The Wall” from “Spectre,” by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith, the best original score was “The Hateful Eight” by Ennio Morricone while the best original screenplay was “Spotlight” by Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy follwed by the best adapted screenplay for “The Big Short” by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay.

“Mad Max: Fury Road” won the best film editing (Margaret Sixel), best costume design ( Jenny Beavan), best production design (Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson) and best makeup and hairstyling ( Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin).

Finally, “Son of Saul,” Hungary won the best foreign language film, “Inside Out” won the best animated feature film and “Amy” (Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees) won the best documentary feature.

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