Highlights From the 2016 Oscars – Everything You Need to Know
Didn't get a chance to catch the Academy Awards? Or maybe you didn't want to sit through hours of 'fluff' - and just want to know the important details of the night. We understand, and we're here to help you out. Here's everything you need to know about the awards' show.
1. Leonardo DiCaprio FINALLY Received an Oscar. After being nominated numerous other times, it was finally his time to shine. Can't say we're that surprised.
2. Lady Gaga's Performance - She owned that stage like she always does, performing "Til It Happens to You," which was nominated for 'Original Song.' Her performance was earth-shattering. The message behind the music brought the audience to tears. If you only watch one thing about the Oscars, make it Lady Gaga's performance.
3. Chris Rock Hosting - Apparently, he was still working on his monologue in his trailer while the pre-show was going on. Chris Rock addressed the controversy swarming the 88th Academy Awards in a way... well, in the way you would expect Chris Rock to address it. (If you're interested in how everything played out with this, his monologue is worth a listen. You should be able to find it on YouTube).
4. Sam Smith Performed "Writings on the Wall" - It was beautiful, and moving, and Sam Smith did a great job like he always does. Plus, he showed off his new look - sporting shorter hair, and growing out a beard.
5. Tensions Grew. With all the controversy surrounding this year's nominations, you could tell some of the jokes were not just meant to be funny, but to also point out issues. At times, you could feel the uneasiness.
6. Mad Max: Fury Road Won Big. It won for editing, costume design, production design, sound editing, and other categories. The main thing to take from this, is that they won... a lot.
7. The Weeknd Also Performed. "Earned It" from '50 Shades of Grey' was nominated for best original song. The Weeknd's performance was gritty and dirty, just like the song - But in the way he sang it. Although, the stage did turn into a mild '50 Shades of Grey' scene.
8. The Big Winners - These are the main awards, the ones everyone is so worried about:
Best Picture - "Spotlight"
Best Actor - Leonardo DiCaprio for "The Revenant"
Best Supporting Actor - Mark Rylance for "Bridge of Spies"
Best Actress - Brie Larson "Room"
Best Supporting Actress - Alicia Vikander for "The Danish Girl"
Best Director - Alejandro G. Inarritu for "The Revenant"
Best Original Song - Sam Smith with "Writings on the Wall" (from James Bond 'Spectre')
And the minions took over for a moment. Also, Chris Rock had Girl Scouts selling cookies to the audience.
Oh, and Joe Biden showed up to give a message about sexual assault.
Here's to another eventful Academy Awards.