The world’s A-listers assembled at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood last night for the 88th Academy Awards, with all the usual red carpet, hosting and acceptance speech shenanigans dominating the headlines this morning. Leading the agenda was Leonardo DiCaprio’s long-awaited Oscars triumph, scooping the award for Best Actor for his bear-wrestling role in The Revenant. But there were many other stories from the night – here’s a slice of the action from the world’s most prestigious awards ceremony.
The Oscars are always a glittering affair, and this year’s ceremony was no exception – the ornate stage at the Dolby Theatre befitting of the occasion.
The world was seemingly willing Leonardo DiCaprio to triumph this year, and, at the fourth attempt, the Revenant star finally got his prize – the Oscar for Best Actor. He’s Leo posing with the film’s director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, who picked up his second consecutive Oscar for Best Director following his triumph last year with Birdman.
Brie Larson and Alicia Vikander, here, clutching their respective Oscars – not a bad night for the two stars.
There was a surprise in the Best Supporting Actor category as Englishman Mark Rylance pipped the hotly-tipped Sylvester Stallone to the Oscar. Stallone seemed to be a dead cert for his warmly-received role in Creed, but Rylance’s portrayal of Soviet intelligence office Rudolf Abel in Bridge of Spies saw him bag the Oscar instead.
Sam Smith looks elated along with his songwriter Jimmy Napes, who together bagged Best Original Song for ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ – the latest Bond movie theme from last year’s Spectre.
Two generations of movie talent are portrayed here – Shan Christopher Ogilvie and Benjamin Cleary, who won Best Live Action Short Film for Stutterer, are flanked by Room actor Jacob Tremblay and Beasts of No Nation‘s Abraham Attah.