Of course, there's one thing everyone is talking about: Leo’s long-awaited win.
But aside from that, the Oscars had plenty to offer with moving performances, a few upsets and an unlikely sweep. In case you missed it, here were the highlights:
Leo takes it home
The six-time nominee finally got the golden statue last night for his performance as a fur trapper betrayed and left for dead in the Northern frontier. The actor gave a gracious speech and even said a few words about climate change and indigenous peoples. (And no wrap-it-up music for Leo; his speech lasted about three minutes. He deserved it!)
Chris Rock doesn’t let anyone forget about #OscarsSoWhite
The host of the night’s show used his monologue and performances to talk about this year’s controversial lack of black nominees. “That’s right. Is Hollywood racist?” he asked, “You’re damn right. Hollywood is racist, but it ain’t that racist that you’ve grown accustomed to. Hollywood is sorority racist. It’s like, ‘We like you Rhonda, but you’re not a Kappa.’”
C-3PO, R2-D2, and BB-8 take the stage
The droid trio gave a shout out to Star Wars composer John Williams to congratulate him on his 50th(!) Oscar nomination for this year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Lady Gaga’s delivers moving performance about sexual abuse
After an introduction from Vice President Joe Biden, the singer performed her Oscar nominated original song “Til It Happens to You” from the documentary The Hunting Ground, which explores rape on U.S. college campuses. The performance featured dozens of survivors standing in solidarity with phrases like “Not your fault”, “Unbreakable”, and “It happened to me” written on their arms.
Mad Max sweeps
The visually stunning epic from George Miller took home a total of 6 Oscars out of ten nominations last night. Miller himself missed out on the Director prize, losing to Alejandro González Iñárritu for his work The Revenant.
“Spotlight” upsets for best picture
The newsroom drama follows Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Mike Rezendes and his work uncovering the Roman Catholic Church sexual abuse scandal with the Boston Globe. The film won over the crowd-favored film The Revenant.
And now, what we were all waiting for: the stars donned their best looks for the most extravagant awards show of the season. Plunging necklines, column dresses and long trains reigned supreme, along with lots and lots of diamond jewels.