All eyes were on Hollywood on Sunday night for the 88th annual Academy Awards; where the ceremony kicked off with a tribute to the year in film for 2015…
The biggest news of the evening was that Leonardo DiCaprio finally received his first ever Oscar, hurrah! The Revenant scooped up Leo’s first prize at the ceremony last night and the star of course took the opportunity to dedicate his acceptance speech to his environmental work. Host for the evening Chris Rock was cracking out all the gags about OscarsSoWhite, “I counted at least 15 black people in that montage” he said as he took to the stage.
The awards kicked off with the first win of the night for Spotlight, for Best Original Screenplay, and the Best Adapted Screenplay went to The Big Short.
The Best Actress prize was presented by Eddie Redmayne, and won by Brie Larson, who gave a special shout out to her young co-star in her speech; Jacob Tremblay.
Mad Max: Fury Road took home six awards for costume design, production design, hair and makeup, editing, sound editing and sound mixing.
In Leonardo DiCaprio‘s long-awaited speech accepting his first ever Best Actor Oscar – he said he hoped audiences would take home with them what The Revenant illustrated about “man’s relationship with the natural world”…
Alicia Vikander was named Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Danish Girl. She paid tribute to her co-star Eddie Redmayne; she told him, “Thank you for being the best acting partner. You raised my game”.
Mark Rylance triumphed over Sylvester Stallone, and won for his performance as a man accused of being a Soviet spy in director Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies.