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The Oscars 2016: Live Blog

By Ben Kelly

Follow the Oscars with Attitude, as we take you through all the glitz, glamour, gowns and gongs at the 88th Academy Awards, live from Los Angeles.Awards Banner (black)5.05am: Good Night!

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5.03am: Round up

All in all, that’s 6 awards for Mad Max Fury Road, 3 for The Revenant and 2 for Spotlight.

5.00am: Best Picture – Spotlight

This ensemble cast drama about the Boston Globe’s investigation into Catholic Church sexual abuse in Boston takes the Oscar top prize. Director Tom McCarthy says: “Pope Francis it’s time to protect the children and restore the faith.”


4.55am: Best Actor – Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

HE DID IT! In his speech he said: “Climate change is real, it is happening right now, it is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work together and stop procrastinating…Let us not take this planet for granted.”


4.47am: Best Actress – Brie Larson, Room


4.38am: Best Director- Alejandro G Iñárritu, The Revenant

Iñárritu also won this award last year for Birdman. His speech tackled diversity, as many other have throughout the night: “Let’s make sure that the colour of our skin becomes irrelevant.”


4.27am: Best Original Song – Writing’s On The Wall, Spectre

Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes have won for their Bond theme ‘Writing’s On The Wall’. Sam Smith said, “I stand here tonight as a proud gay man and I hope we can all stand together as equals one day.” He added, “I want to dedicate this to the LGBT community around the world.”

4.22am: Best Original Score – Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

This is the first ever win for the legendary composer, on his sixth nomination. He received an Honorary Academy Award in 2007. #Oscars


4.12am: Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is performing ‘Till It Happens To You’ from The Hunting Ground, nominated for Best Original Song, and has been joined on stage by survivors of sexual assault.

Kesha tweeted in response to the performance:

4.10am: Joe Biden

The U.S. Vice President has spoken out against campus sexual assault, and asked the audience to do their bit to change attitudes. “Let’s change the culture.” He has introduced Lady Gaga to the stage.

4.09am: Foreign Film – Son of Saul7b8119d2-4e02-4a5a-9ccb-be7e9bc73301-620x3724.05am: Live Action Short Film – StuttererTheStutterer3.55am: Dave Grohl is performing ‘Blackbird’ to accompany the In Memoriam segment

The Academy honours the great and good of the film industry who we lost this year.

3.43am: Best Documentary Feature – AmyAmy-Winehouse3.40am: Best Documentary Short – A Girl In The River562f8841e92f2-large3.30am: Best Supporting Actor – Mark Rylance, Bridge of SpiesFilm-Review-Bridge-of-Spies-23.15am: The Weeknd

The Weeknd is performing ‘Earned It’ from Fifty Shades of Grey, nominated for Best Original Song.

3.12am: Animated Feature Film – Inside Outinside-out-6513.09am: Animated Short Film – Bear StoryBear_Story2.58am: Visual Effects – Ex Machinaexmachina2.53am: Sound Mixing – Mad Max: Fury Road7217311_10-best-movies-of-2015_td4e5f62d2.51am: Lady Gaga meets C3P0

2.49am: Sound Editing – Mad Max: Fury Roadmad-max-fury-road-hardy-theron2.46am: Tracy Morgan does The Danish Girl

Has to be seen really…

2.41am: Film Editing – Margaret Sixel, Mad Max: Fury Road


2.36am: Best Cinematography – Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant

Emmanuel Lubezki has won this award now for a record third consecutive time: Gravity (2014), Birman (2015) and The Revenant (2016).


2.27am: Makeup and Hair Styling – Mad Max: Fury Road


2.24am: Production Design – Mad Max: Fury Road


2.20am: Costume Design – Jenny Beavan, Mad Max: Fury Road


2.12am: Best Supporting Actress – Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl


2.03am: Sam Smith

Sam has taken to the stage to perform ‘Writing’s On The Wall’.

1.53am: Best Adapted Screenplay – The Big Shortlandscape-1450730780-elle-january-2016-the-big-short-031.50am: Best Original Screenplay – Spotlightspotlight-xlarge1.35am: Chris Rock

“Is Hollywood racist? You’re damn right it’s racist.” Chris Rock has begun his opening monologue, and is tackling the race debate head on from the start…

You can read the full transcript on the Hollywood Reporter.1.30am: SHOW TIME

The Oscars have begun!

1.10am: Cate Blanchett

She’s nominated for Best Actress tonight, and we absolutely adore her.

1.06am: The Weeknd

So handsome. And he’s nominated tonight for Best Original Song for ‘Earned It’.

Abel. #Oscars

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1.02am: Leo and Kate

We’re still shipping this. We never stopped…

1.00am: 30 minutes to go

Chris Rock is putting the finishing touches to his opening monologue, kicking off in exactly half an hour!

00.51am: Lady Gaga

She has arrived, and she’s brought her beautiful fiancée Taylor Kinney with her.

Lady Gaga has just arrived at the Academy Awards 2016. #ladygaga #taylorkinney #academyawards 2016 cr: ladygaganownet

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00.50am: Michael Fassbender

What. A. Man.

00.45am: More arrivals

Taking to the red carpet now are John Legend and his beautiful wife, Brie Larson and Julianne Moore.

Who would trade their parents for these parents? #Oscars | : Getty

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Actress @brielarson is giving us our something blue! #Oscars (: Getty Images)

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Elegancia y belleza es #JulianneMoore presente en los #Oscars #Oscars2016 #moda #fashion #alfombraroja

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00.28am: Henry Cavill

That’s all.

00.21am: Lady Gaga is steaming

And reading a bible apparently. It’s all preparation!

#LadyGaga #oscars #OscarNight #RedCarpet #AList #awards

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00.05am: Remember Joan!

The Oscars Red Carpet just haven’t been the same since we lost the Queen of Comedy, and her unique, err, critiques of the fashion…

#JoanRivers #GoldenGlobes #TheGoldenGlobes

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00.01am: Eddie Redmayne wants Leo to win too

They’re up against each other in the Best Actor category, but last year’s winner Eddie Redmayne says he hopes Leonardo DiCaprio takes the prize over him this year. Speaking at a pre-show event, he said, “In my mind it is pretty much certainly Leo’s year and he really deserves it. I am going along to enjoy the night.”

11.55pm: The stars are out…

Sofia Vergara, Alicia Vikander, Saoirse Ronan and Sam Smith are among those now walking the red carpet.

#AliciaVikander in beautiful yellow Louis Vuitton #ERedCarpet #Oscars

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11.48pm: #prayforleo

There’s a very strong theme on social media tonight already…Here are a few of our favourite Leo memes.

#oscars #2016 #prayforleo

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#teamleo #oscars #oscars2016 #leonardodicaprio

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11.45pm: Jacob Tremblay

He may be just 9 years old, but the young star of Room is on his way…

In the car! #Oscars

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11.35pm: Watching from the UK?

If you want to watch the Oscars tonight from the UK, you can do so on the Sky Movies Oscar channel, or through Now TV. Alex Zane and Zoe Ball are currently on there hosting the pre-show before the ceremony begins at 1.30am UK time.

11.30pm: Red Carpet Arrivals

Stars are beginning to arrive on the red carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, with just two hours to go before the show kicks off. They’ve also sharing snaps of their outfits on social media this evening.

Here’s Sam Smith looking super dapper with his Bond theme co-writer Jimmy Napes.

LET’S GO @jimmynapes

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