Oscars 2016: DiCaprio Wins Academy Award For The First Time Ever

Leonardo DiCaprio has performed brilliantly in the latest star-studded Oscar Award. The actor finally got bestowed with his first-ever Oscar for his role in the survival epic, The Revenant, after having been nominated six times in the past.

The Revenant took home three of the 12 awards for which it was nominated.

Of course, it might be shocking and almost unbelievable that despite featuring in several echo-making movies and regarded as one of the best actors of all time, DiCaprio only got his Oscar Award now.

An award our own Lupita Amondi Nyong’o won when she had her first feature film role as Patsey in Steve McQueen’s historical drama 12 Years a Slave (2013), as the Best Supporting Actress.

The super star scheduled to arrive in Kenya for a major summit on the illegal trade in wildlife to fend off poaching and illegitimate buying and selling of Ivory come April, was named best actor at the 88th Academy Awards.

While Brie Larson was named best actress Oscar for Room, Alejandro Inarritu won best director and Emmanuel Lubezki won his third Oscar for cinematography in a row, having won in 2015 for Birdman and 2014 for Gravity.

Spotlight picked the best picture Oscar with Mad Max: Fury Road taking home the most awards of the night, with six accolades.

Mark Rylance won the best supporting actor Oscar, with fellow Briton Sam Smith winning best original song.

The much talked about event had been boycotted by some Hollywood celebrities as a way of  protesting about the lack of ethnic diversity among this year’s nominees.

They cite the fact that all 20 nominees in the best acting or supporting acting categories are white as their excuse for boycotting the Oscar.

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Host Chris Rock issued a remark about the controversy with direct confrontation as he launched the ceremony, and it was a theme that was made reference to a good number of times during the night.

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Rock said he had “counted at least 15 black people” in the montage that opened the ceremony, before welcoming people to the “white People’s Choice awards”.

You realise if they nominated hosts, I wouldn’t even get this job,

He joked,

Y’all would be watching Neil Patrick Harris right now.

Rock added:

Everyone wants to know is Hollywood racist? You have to go at it the right way. Is it burning-cross racist? Fetch-me-some-lemonade racist? No.

It’s a different kind of racist. Is Hollywood racist? You’re damn right it’s racist but it’s sorority racist. It’s like: We like you Rhonda, but you’re not a Kappa.