We all knew it (well hoped for it): Leonardo was going to finally win an Oscar. It took a long time for him to win one, but in the end, the wait was worth it. And because it’s already been Leo’s night, we’re not going to spend more time talking about it. Memes seem to sum the news up perfectly: it only took a few seconds to post an important achievement in a Leonardo DiCaprio’s fake Facebook profile: ‘Finally won a fucking Oscar’.
However, the win isn’t the only thing we should be talking about. Whilst everyone prefers to keep on talking about the Best Actor’s winner, here are some of the night’s other most significant bits; moments that have shown that, beyond victories and glamour, the Oscars show was a celebration of art and certainly a night to remember!
1. Chris Rock’s Speech
Of course! The boycott! That’s probably the second most talked-about topic of last night. Some thought that Chris Rock’s speech was going to keep supporting the boycott, and it did indeed but…not iin the way that was expected. With his witty humour, Rock performed a speech in which he tried to take the drama out of the situation. He said: ‘Why this time specifically? In 88 years this situation has already happened 71 times!’ Many black actors joined Rock in his jokes, especially when it came the time to include a black actor in the Best Picture nominees trailer.
2. ‘Buy my daughters’ cookies!’
Two years ago, Ellen DeGeneres ordered pizza. Chris Rock has also cared about the Dolby Theatre’s audience by bringing cookies, made by his own daughters. Without a doubt this was the cutest and sweetest moment in which we could see the little girls in their uniforms selling their girl scout cookies to the famous audience. In the end, these little girls and their team have also been the great winners of the night by earning more than 65,000 dollars!
3. British Flavour In The Scene…
Yes, the Brits can be very proud: another Bond theme-tune has been awarded for its greatness! Sam Smith’s emotional speech was a truly touching moment, in which he dedicated the award to the LGBT community. His stunning performance was also one of the night’s greatest bits, but…of course, there were some more details in which Britain were also involved: especially in the In Memoriam tribute, in which the Academy has honoured the memory of David Bowie and Alan Rickman. Also, the British Film ‘The Danish Girl’ has been awarded two times, being Best Supporting Actress for Alicia Vikander the most important one.
4. Lady Gaga And The Survivors
Probably the most hair-rising performance of the show. Gaga, who was also nominated for Best Original Song, performed her song ‘Til It Happens To You’ while she remembered the victims of sexual abuse in schools…and that became true when young people showed up on stage to join her, with some words written in their arms: ‘Survivor’, ‘It Happened To Me’ or ‘It’s Not Your Fault’. The result? Everyone standing up and clapping, some even weeping like Rachel McAdams and Kate Winslet.
5. And the Oscar for the Best Picture goes to…
Everybody expected the Oscar for Leonardo. No one was surprised at all at seeing this year’s Best Director being awarded to Alejandro González Inárritu for ‘The Revenant’. Of course, Ennio Morricone was going to win the Best Soundtrack Award for ‘The Hateful Eight’, and Mad Max left everybody in awe after wining six awards of their eleven nominations…but, no one expected ‘Spotlight’ to be the Best Picture! The biggest surprise of the night: finding out that the story about how a team of journalists published the scandal of sexual abuses to children was going to receive the most special award of the night. Anyway, when seeing the happy faces of Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams…you know it was worth it.