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WATCH: Lady Gaga's powerful performance of 'Til It Happens to You' at Oscars 2016

Feb 29, 2016 - 9:59 PM

Lady Gaga does a powerful and poignant rendition of the Oscar nominated song Til It Happens to You at the 2016 Academy Awards ceremony

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Feb 29, 2016 - 7:42 PM

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Oscars 2016: 10 highlights that got everyone talking

Feb 29, 2016 - 2:45 PM

Chris Rock s opening monologue Lady Gaga s amazing performance of Til It Happens to You Leonardo DiCaprio s long awaited win and more

Oscars 2016: 'Spotlight' wins Best Picture

Feb 29, 2016 - 1:03 PM

This is the first nomination for producers Michael Sugar Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust but the second for Steve Golin who was previously nominated for Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu’s Babel

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Feb 29, 2016 - 1:00 PM

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WATCH: Leonardo DiCaprio wins Best Actor at Oscars 2016

Feb 29, 2016 - 12:55 PM

UPDATED After 6 nominations Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins an Oscar for his work in The Revenant

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Oscars 2016: Brie Larson wins Best Actress

Feb 29, 2016 - 12:49 PM

Brie Larson wins for her work in Room

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Sam Smith wins Oscar for Best Original Song

Feb 29, 2016 - 12:39 PM

With songwriter Jimmy Napes Sam Smith wins Best Original Song for Writing s On The Wall the featured song in the newest James Bond film Spectre

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Oscars 2016: Mark Rylance wins Best Supporting Actor

Feb 29, 2016 - 11:33 AM

Mark Rylance wins for his role in Bridge of Spies

Alicia Vikander's meteoric rise to stardom

Feb 29, 2016 - 11:06 AM

More about Oscars 2016 Best Supporting Actress winner Alicia Vikander who wins for her role as Danish artist Gerda Wegener in The Danish Girl

Alicia Vikander arrives for the 88th annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA, 28 February 2016. Photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

Chris Rock confronts race issue head-on at Oscars

Feb 29, 2016 - 10:17 AM

The comedian wastes no time raising the controversy over the 88th Academy Awards lack of African American acting nominees addressing the issue from his first words and discussing virtually nothing else in his monologue

TOP FORM. Host Chris Rock speaks onstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

Oscars 2016: Alicia Vikander wins Best Supporting Actress

Feb 29, 2016 - 10:13 AM

This is the first win and nomination for Alicia Vikander

Actress Alicia Vikander poses with the SAG Award for 'Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role' for 'The Danish Girl.' Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

IN PHOTOS: Oscars 2016 red carpet

Feb 29, 2016 - 9:44 AM

See Kate Winslet Leo DiCaprio Matt Damon Cate Blanchett and more on the Oscars red carpet

Photo via AFP (Cate) and EPA (Rachel, Heidi, and Brie)

What surprises are in store for Oscars 2016?

Feb 28, 2016 - 12:39 PM

The Revenant is the overall frontrunner with 12 nominations but the competition with its formidable rivals is tough

CHRIS ROCK. Insiders say Chris Rock has completely rewritten his opening monologue in the wake of the #OscarsSoWhite scandal. This is just one of many things that can happen at the 2016 Academy Awards. Screengrab from YouTube/Oscars

5 things to expect on Oscars night

Feb 28, 2016 - 12:09 PM

What to expect on Oscars night with Leonardo DiCaprio s 6th nomination Chris Rock hosting again and more

Stage set for Oscars night tainted by race issue

Feb 26, 2016 - 2:46 PM

The Oscars awards night risks being engulfed by criticism over its overwhelming bias toward white nominees – even sparking a social media campaign under the hashtag OscarsSoWhite

Oscars 2016 predictions: Who will win?

Feb 25, 2016 - 6:50 PM

Rappler movie critic Oggs Cruz weighs in on who he thinks will bring home the Oscars for Best Picture Best Director and the acting categories