Priyanka Chopra gives away Oscar to 'Mad Max: Fury Road
DiCaprio, who had been nominated for the golden statuette four times for his acting earlier, finally broke the jinx this time, and took home his first Academy Award in the Best Actor category for his power-packed performance in "The Revenant". The film's costume designer Jenny Beavan spoke about the socio-political undertones of the film in her acceptance speech.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "The Revenant" is the overall frontrunner, with 12 nominations, followed by George Miller's stark action epic "Mad Max: Fury Road" with 10 and Ridley Scott's space adventure "The Martian", with seven. A month after becoming the first Indian actress to win the People's Choice Awards, PC made her debut at the Oscars by presenting the award for Best Film Editing to Margaret Sixel for Mad Max: Fury Road.
'Spotlight, ' took home best picture, which some are calling an upset.
Australian cinema just had its biggest year ever, with a number of films - namely Mad Max: Fury Road - crushing the box office both locally and overseas.
The Oscar for sound editing went to Mark Mangini and David White, while best sound mixing was shared among Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo. "Australia punches above its weight internationally for screencraft excellence, and today's six Oscars, marking the most for any Australian film ever, attest to the technical skill of our talented industry".
And Vice-President Joe Biden will introduce a song by Oscar nominee Lady Gaga to push an initiative tackling sexual assault on U.S. university campuses.