Host Chris Rock kicked off the 2016 Oscars with a highly anticipated monologue amid the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and with a fun record of the most high-profile Girl Scout cookie sales in history with over $65k, was one of the best moments yesterday night at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, LA.
“Spotlight,” the film about the Boston Globe’s investigation into priest abuse, won for best picture. Finally fan favorite Leonardo DiCaprio, in his fifth chance to take home an Oscar for acting won the lead actor for his fantastic role in “The Revenant.” His director, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, had just gotten his second directing win in a row for “The Revenant.” The film came into the night with the most nominations at 12 and won three. Also for this movie Mexican Emmanuel Lubezki won his 3rd consecutive Oscar award (Gravity, Birdman) for Cinematography. Overall the big winners were “Mad Max: Fury Road” with six statuettes from 10 in total.
Some of the Academy Awards winners last night:
Best Picture: “Spotlight”Best Actress: Brie Larson, “Room”
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”
Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”
Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”
Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, “The Revenant”
Animated Feature Film: “Inside Out”
Original Screenplay: “Spotlight,” by Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy
Cinematography: “The Revenant,” Emmanuel Lubezki
Film Editing: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Margaret Sixel
On the music side one of the best moments of the night was the hearth-touching performance from Lady Gaga.