Oscars 2016 as it happened: Leonardo wins Best Actor; Priyanka presented the Oscars

Oscars 2016: Priyanka Chopra has made her debut on the Oscars red carpet, Leonardo Dicaprio who is the top contender for winning the Oscars this year is also there.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 29, 2016 6:31 pm
Oscars 2016, Oscars 2016 live, Oscars 2016 live, Leonardo DiCaprio, Priyanka Chopra Oscars, Priyanka Chopra Oscars 2016, Priyanka Chopra Oscars Oscars 2016 live: Leonardo Dicaprio has won his first Oscar for The Revenant and Priyanka Chopra has made her debut on Oscars red carpet. (Source: Reuters)

Oscars 2016 Live was held in USA at the famous Dolby Theater. Priyanka Chopra rocked the red carpet in a white Zuhair Murad gown, presenter Chris Rock opened the show with his monologue. Leonardo Dicaprio broke the Oscars jinx and bagged his first Best Actor Oscar for his role in ‘The Revenant.’ Brie Larson, who was nominated for the first Oscars, won Best Actress for her role in The Room.

Alicia Vikander has won Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Danish Girl and Mark Rylance has won Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Bridge of Spies. Mad Max: Fury Road is leading with six Oscars. Here’s how it happened at the Oscars red carpet and inside the theatre.

Priyanka Chopra at Oscars backstage having some fun. A look.

(Photos: Watch Leonardo Dicaprio walk away with the Best Actor award)

10:29 am: Morgan Freeman announces Best Picture: Spotlight

10:22am: Best Actor in a Leading Role: Leonardo Dicaprio, The Revenant

10:16am: Best Actress in a Leading Role:  Brie Larson, The Room

10:13 am: Eddie Readmayne, nominated for Best Actor, on stage to announce the winner of Best Actress tonight

10:07 am: Best Director: The Revenant, Alejandro González Iñárritu

9:59 am: Sacha Baron Cohen and Olivia Wilde introduce the Best Picture Nominee – Room and Brooklyn

(PHOTOS: Oscars 2016 Live: Priyanka Chopra makes her debut on Oscars red carpet, wows in white Zuhair Murad)

9:57 am: Sam Smith dedicates his Oscar to LGBT community

9:56 am: Best Original Song: Writing’s on the Wall, Sam Smith, Jimmy Napes for Spectre

9:55 am: Common and John Legend to present Best Original Song

9:54am: Joe Biden shares a picture with the Ladies

9:40 am:  US Vice President Joe Biden on stage to introduce Lady Gaga’s performance tonight. Gets a rousing welcome

9:38 am: Best Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul, Hungary

9:35 am: Live Action Short Film: STUTTERER

9:32 am: Oscars presenter Priyanka Chopra gives the award to Margaret Sixel for Best Film Editing for “Mad Max: Fury Road”.

Priyanka Chopra, Oscars 2016 Priyanka at Oscars. (Source: Reuters)

9:24 am: Special performance In Memorian – Saeed Jaffrey paid tributes at the Oscars

9:21 am: Cheryl Boone Issacs, Director of Academy Awards on stage

9:20 am: Whoopi Goldberg is on stage

9:18 am: Amy won the Grammy Award for Best Music film earlier this month. Director Asif Kapadia used archival footage and testimonials to offer new insights into Winehouse, who died in 2011 from accidental alcohol poisoning. Oscars 2016: Complete List of Winners

9:17 am: Rylance was a first time nominee and won Sunday for his portrayal of Russian spy Rudolf Abel, who becomes part of a high-stakes prisoner exchange during the Cold War between the United States and Soviet Union. The actor praised director Steven Spielberg and co-star Tom Hanks in his acceptance speech, which was cut short by the orchestra while Rylance was praising his fellow nominees.

9:13 am: Another Indian connection at Oscars, Asif Kapadia wins Big

9:12 am: Best Documentary Feature: Amy, Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees

9:11 am: Dev Patel on stage to present Best Documentary Feature

9:07 am: Best Documentary Short Film to be announced shortly

9:03 am: Mark Rylance says it is a wonderful time to be an actor

9:00 am: Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

8:59 am: Last year’s Best Supporting Actress winner Patricia Arquette on stage

8:52 am: Will Sylvester Stallone win the coveted #Oscars..Will know in a few minutes from now.

8:45 am: The Weeknd is performing Earned It

8:42 am: Girl Scouts sell cookies in the audience at the Oscars.

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8:41 am: Best Animated Feature Film: Inside Out

8:40 am: Best Animated Feature Film : Buzz Light Year and Woody from Toy Story are on stage to present the award. Photos: Big Winners at Oscars 2016 

8:37 am: Minions on stage and present the Best Animated Short Film to Bear Story

8:27 am: A special treat for all Priyanka Chopra on stage with Liev Schreiber to present an award. It is a treat for all Priyanka Chopra fans back home and all over the world. Take a look.

Priyanka Chopra, Oscars 2016 Priyanka Chopra, left, and Liev Schreiber present the award for best film editing at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Source: AP)

8:26 am Best Visual Effects: Ex Machina

8:21 am: Best Sound Mixing: Mad Max: Fury Road Priyanka, Alicia are Best Dressed, Photos 

8:19 am: This is the 5th award of the night for Mad Max: Fury Road

8:18 am: This is Margaret Sixel’s first Oscar and it is the fourth Oscar of the night for Mad Max Fury Road

8:09: Film Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road

8:08 am Priyanka Chopra and Liev Schreiber on stage to present an Oscar in Film Editing

8:07 am This is the first award of the night for The Revenant

8:06 am: Achievement in Cinematography: The Revenant, Emmanuel Lubezki.

8:04 am: Rachel Mc Adams of Spotlight on stage Michael B Jordan on stage to present Best Cinematography

7:59 am: Jennifer Garner looks pretty in black as she introduces Best Picture nominees

Garner Benicio del Toro, left, and Jennifer Garner speak at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Source: AP)

7:57 am: This is the third Oscars for Mad Max: Fury Road tonight.

7:52 am: Best Production Design Mad Max Fury Road

7:51 am: Tina Fey and Steve Carell on stage to present Best Production Design

7:50 am:Best Costume Designer: Jenny Beavan, for Mad Max- Fury Road

7:48 am: Cate Blanchett, who has won 2 Oscars and is nominated for the 7th time, is on stage to present Best Costume Design

7:41 am: Alicia Vikander wins Best Actress in A Supporting Role. It was her first Oscar win and nomination.

Oscars 2016, Oscars 2016 winners, Alicia Vikander, Spotlight, The Big Shot, The Revenant The Latest on Oscars 2016 (88th annual Academy Awards) being presented Sunday at the Dolby Theatre. Priyanka Chopra who made her debut on the Oscars red carpet is yet to present an award. But we have two early winners at the Oscars. Here’s a complete list of the winners:

J.K Simmons on stage to announce Best Actress in A Supporting Role

7:33 am: Sam Smith performs ‘Writing’s on the Wall’

7:30 am Chirs Rock brilliantly spoofs black v/s white discrimination in Hollywood movies

Reese minutes before her red carpet appearance.

7:21 am: Winner of Best Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short, (Charles Randolph Adam McKay)

7:20 am: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling are on stage to announce the Best Adapted Screenplay.  Russell has won Two Academy Awards.

7:18 am: This is the first award of the night, first for Spotlight

7:17 am :  Best Original Screenplay: Spotlight, Tom Mccarthy and Josh Singer

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7:15 am: First award of the night is being announced by Charlize Theron: Best Original Screenplay.

7:11 am: We have a lot of  snubs this time at Oscars. We also want equal opportunities for Black., says Chris Rock in his monolgoue.

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Chris Rock: They ask the men more because they are wearing all the same so they ask them more.

7:10 am: Is Hollywood racist, asks Chris Rock

7:08 am: You need to have Black categories: Chris Rock. If you want to have Black people nominated then you should have categories for them,m Chris Rock on #Oscarssowhite

7:06 am: Jada Pinkett Smith boycotted Oscars but I wonder why?

7:03 am: Oscars 2016 host and funnyman Chris Rock opens the show. He says “I  am Academy Awards, otherwise known as the White People’s Choice Awards. I thought about quitting the Oscars, last thing I need is to lose another job to Kevin Hart.”

7:00 am: Priyanka Chopra is garnering all the praises back home. She looks lovely and says feels like a ‘princess’.

6:55 am: I wasn’t aware of how spotlight operates and how independent it was, says Mark Ruffalo

6:53 am: Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet recreate Titanic moment on Oscars red carpet.

Leonardo Dicaprio, Kate Winslet, Oscars 2016 Leonardo and Kate on Oscars red carpet. (Source: Reuters)

6:50 am: Charlize Theron rocks the red carpet.

6:40 am: Priyanka Chopra says namaste India all the way from Oscars red carpet.

Priyanka Chopra, Priyanka Chopra Oscars, Oscars 2016 Priyanka Chopras namaste to Indian fans back home all the way from Oscars red carpet.

6:33am: Leonardo Dicaprio is on the red carpet. He is nominated Best Actor for his role in The Revenant and is most likely to win the Golden Statue this year.

Leonardo Dicaprio, Oscars 2016 Leonardo DiCaprio, nominated for Best Actor for his role in “The Revenant,” arrives at the 88th Academy Awards. (Source: Reuters)

6:29 am: Oscars host Chris Rock goes through his dialogues.

6:24 am: Lady Gaga, who is also making a performance at the Oscars tonight, is ravishing in a white strapless gown. Lady Gaga, who has been a survivor of sexual violence says she is excited to be part of the show.

Lady Gaga, Oscars 2016 Taylor Kinney, left, and Lady Gaga arrive at the Oscars. (Source: AP)

6:22 am: Sylvester Stallone, who has been nominated for The Creed and is the top contender for winning Best Supporting Actor is on the red carpet.

6:17 am Cate Blanchett looks amazing as she arrives on the red carpet.

6:16 am: Oscar winner Louis Gosset Jr’s advice for younger actors- bring your A game out.

Oscars 2016, Cate Blanchett Cate Blanchett is a sheer delight. (Source: AP)

6:13 am: Julianne Moore is dazzling in black gown at the Oscars red carpet. I loved many films that have been nominated, I love Brooklyn.

6:10 am: Matt Damon sends his greetings out to his nephews Troy and Jack from the red carpet.

6:07 am: Jimmy Kimmel on the stairs of  Dolby theatre as he makes an entry before the big award show.

6:04 am:  Priyanka Chopra says the Oscars red carpet is ginormous. And she shows the world how do you strike a pose on the red carpet. (See Photos: Stars shine at Oscars red carpet)

5:55 am : Eddie Readmayne, nominated as Best Actor for The Danish Girl, is on the red carpet.

5:54  am: Cheryl Boone Isaacs talks about Oscars diversity. We are going to continue take actions,

5:45 am: The uber cute and talented child actor Jacob Tremblay of The Room is all excited abou

5:43 am : Brie Larson, who has been nominated for Best Actress performance in Room is on the red carpet. Priyanka Chopra in white at Oscars Red carpet 

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5:32 am: It’s time to rejoice India, Priyanka Chopra has made her debut on the Oscards red carpet. Priyanka Chopra oozed oomph in a white Zuhair Murad strapless gown.

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Oscars 2016, Oscars Chrissy Teigen, left, and John Legend arrive at the Oscars. (Source: AP Photo)

Host: The maverick Chris Rock will be taking centerstage as the host tonight. Known for his acerbic humour, Chris has already set tongues wagging by taking the Oscars head on with his tweet, ‘The #Oscars. The White BET Awards. The issue relates to the controversy generated over the lack of non-white people in any of the nominees’ list for the last two year. Chris who earlier hosted Oscars in 2005 can be expected to hold fort in his own inimitable style on the race related controversy and other issues.

Matt Damon Matt Damon, nominated for Best Actor for his role in “The Martian,” arrives with his wife Luciana Barroso at the 88th Academy Awards. (Source: Reuters)

Performances: Unlike Bollywood, Oscars have only limited set of performances designed to thrill and not bore. You will see Lady Gaga performing on three best song nominees. Multiple Grammy award winner Sam Smith and Canadian singer Weeknd will also belt out their hits.

Hot contenders for awards: Oscars undoubtedly celebrates and awards the best of English cinema. The Revenant is the front-runner with 12 nominations including Best Actor and Best Director. Leonardo Do Caprio the man who has been unlucky at Oscars may actually end up winning it this time for his standout performance in The Revenant.

Leo has already pocketed both Golden Globes and Bafta. However, one can never be sure for Oscars are known for springing surprises and this time Leo has some stiff competition coming in from Eddie Redmanye (The Danish Girl) and Micheal Fassbender (Steve Jobs). In the best actress category, Brie Larson(The Room) is the leading contender and offering her a tough fight is Saoirse Ronan(Brooklyn).

Veteran Sylvester Stallone looks set to pick the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for Creed. The big one that of the Best Picture has lined up some classics which will result in a tough fight. Mad Max- Fury Road and The Revnant are tightly place as are The Big Shot and Spotlight.