Oscars

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Acceptance Speech Was the Most-Tweeted Oscar Moment Ever

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by Charles Bramesco February 29, 2016 @ 9:15 AM
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Each year’s ceremony usually yields a handful of viral moments, little unexpected happenings that catch the public’s interest and make their way around social media platforms. Last year, the surprise selfie taken by host Ellen Degeneres quickly set Twitter ablaze, racking up millions of retweets and favorites in a matter of minutes. This year’s ceremony re-set that bar, with Leonardo DiCaprio’s long-awaited Best Actor win now the most-tweeted Oscar moment of all time.

Brie Larson Hugged Every Sexual Assault Survivor at the Oscars

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by ScreenCrush Staff February 29, 2016 @ 8:58 AM
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If you watched last night’s Oscars, surely you saw Lady Gaga’s showstopper performance of “Til It Happens to You,” her Oscar nominated song from The Hunting Ground. Gaga’s performance, which brought the audience to its feet, introduced survivors of sexual assault onto the stage at the end of the song as they all stood hand-in-hand. It was a powerful moment, but equally as powerful was a moment you didn’t see: Oscar-winner walking up and hugging every single survivor as they walked off stage during a commercial break.

Leonardo DiCaprio Wins Best Actor Oscar For ‘The Revenant’

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by Erin Whitney February 28, 2016 @ 10:55 PM
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IT FINALLY HAPPENED. Leonardo DiCaprio has won his very first Academy Award. Whether you were rooting for or against ‘The Revenant’, whether you think he deserved the award for his grunting and groaning as Hugh Glass or just wanted him to win a damn Oscar already, it doesn’t matter. He’s officially in the Oscar club now.

Alejandro Iñarittu Wins Best Director for ‘The Revenant,’ Makes Oscar History

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by Erin Whitney February 28, 2016 @ 10:38 PM
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Alejandro G. Iñarritu just made Oscar history. ‘The Revenant’ filmmaker took home the Academy Award for Best Director on Sunday, the third time in the awards’ history a director has won in two consecutive years. Joseph L. Mankiewicz was the last director to win the award back-to-back in 1950 and 1951, following John Ford’s ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ and ‘How Green Was My Valley’ wins in 1941 and 1942, respectively.

‘Ex Machina’ Upsets ‘Star Wars’ to Win Best Visual Effects at 2016 Oscars

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by ScreenCrush Staff February 28, 2016 @ 9:14 PM
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Ex Machina provided the first real upset of the 2016 Oscars beating out heavy favorite Star Wars: The Force Awakens for Best Visual Effects. In addition to Star Wars, Ex Machina beat out fellow nominees Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant and The Martian.