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Oscars 2016 Live Blog: Chris Rock, Speeches, Winners and More!

Oscars 2016 Live Blog: Chris Rock, Speeches, Winners and More!

Host Chris Rock took center stage as the 2016 Oscars were handed out… and "Extra" was there to give you running commentary of Sunday night's festivities!

Here’s what happened:

11:59 PM: Best Picture goes to "Spotlight"!

11:52 PM: Now, it is time for Best Actor! The Oscar goes to Leonardo DiCaprio for "The Revenant"!


11:45 PM: Next up is Best Actress! The Oscar goes to... Brie Larson for her role in "Room"!

Eddie Redmayne congratulates Brie Larson backstage #oscars

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11:39 PM: Best Director goes to Alejandro González Iñárritu for "The Revenant"!

11:29 PM: It's an Ali G sighting! Sacha Baron Cohen and Olivia Wilde take the stage to introduce Best Picture nominees "Room" and "Brooklyn," but not without a few jokes first.

11:25 PM: Common and John Legend just handed out Best Original Song to Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith for "The Writing's On the Wall" from "Spectre." Poor Sam can't breathe right now!

11:22 PM: Best Original Score goes to... "The Hateful Eight"!

11:12 PM: Joe Biden introduces Lady Gaga as she sings her Oscar nominated son "Til It Happens to You" from "The Hunting Ground." So many in the audience looked teary eyed like Rachel McAdams and Kate Winslet.


11:07 PM: Next up is Best Foreign Film... and the win goes to "Mustang"!

11:03 PM: Abraham Attah and Jacob Tremblay need to stand on boxes to reach the microphone as they present Live Action Short Film. Too cute!

10:56 PM: Get the tissues out! It is the In Memoriam as Dave Grohl plays the Beatles' "Blackbird."


10:49 PM: Chris Rock announced that the girls raised $65,243 selling Girl Scout Cookies. That has to be a joke right?

10:43 PM: Best Documentary goes to "Amy"!

10:39 PM: Louis CK just joked that "Mad Max" won Documentary (Short Subject)... it actually went to "A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness."

10:32 PM: Mark Rylance just took home Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Bridge of Spies."

10:25 PM: In a pre-recorded clip, Rock goes to his favorite theater in Compton to quiz patrons about this year's Oscar movies and talk with them about the Oscar controversy.

10:15 PM: The Weeknd is bringing a little "Fifty Shades" to the Oscars with his performance of "Earned It."

10:11 PM: The Oscar for Best Animated Film goes to "Inside Out"!

10:09 PM: Best Short Film (Animated) goes to Bear Story!

10:06 PM: Chris Rock just asked everyone in the audience to buy Girl Scout cookies from his daughters and their friends. Smart! Stars like Charlize Theron and Michael B. Jordan got their money out to buy some cookies! Mindy Kaling later tweeted a pic of her box!

Wasn't as hard as I thought it would be... #oscars

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10:01 PM: You gotta love C3PO, R2D2 and BB8!


9:55 PM: Did Andy Serkis just make a Donald Trump joke?! Something about maniacal monsters. Yikes! The actor went on to hand out the Visual Effects Oscar to the team from "Ex Machina."

9:51 PM: Sound mixing is next, and it's "Mad Max: Fury Road" again. That is 6 so far!

9:47 PM: It's time for Achievement in Sound Editing... it's another one for "Mad Max: Fury Road"!

9:45 PM: Angela Bassett hosted a Black History Month Minute... featuring Jack Black!

9:40 PM: Margaret Sixel won Best Editing for "Mad Max: Fury Road"!

9:37 PM: "The Revenant" just picked up Best Cinematography!

9:27 PM: Makeup and hairstyling just went to "Mad Max: Fury Road"!

9:25 PM: Tina Fey and Steve Carrell just handed out Best Production Design to "Mad Max: Fury Road"!

9:20 PM: Cate Blanchett handed out Best Costume Design to Jenny Beavan for her work on "Mad Max: Fury Road"!

9:12 PM: Alicia Vikander wins Best Supporting Actress for her role in "The Danish Girl"!

9:02 PM: Next up, Sarah Silverman went off on James Bond for never calling her back, before introducing Sam Smith and his Oscar nominated "Writing's on the Wall" from "Spectre."

9:01 PM: In a very awkward moment, Rock then introduced Stacey Dash as the Academy's new Director of Minority Outreach Program. The actress, who recently slammed the Oscars boycott and called to eliminate Black History Month, told the crowd "I can't wait to help my people out. Happy Black History Month!"


8:58 PM: Addressing the lack of diversity, the show included a montage of clips from Oscar films, but with black actors.

8:49 PM: Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe are handing out Best Adapted Screenplay... the winner is "The Big Short"!

8:44 PM: The lovely Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron take the stage to announce Best Original Screenplay... the winner is "Spotlight"!


8:31 PM: Chris Rock addressed the #OscarsSoWhite controversy head on in his opening monologue! The comedian called it the White People’s Choice Awards! He joked that if the host was nominated he wouldn’t have a job. Rock admitted he thought about quitting, but realized the show would go on anyway… and he didn’t want to lose another job to Kevin Hart!

Rock noted that nobody protested the lack of black nominees in past years because they had more pressing things to worry about like being lynched.

He also took a hit at Jada Pinkett Smith, who was vocal about boycotting the show. He said Jada boycotting the Oscars would be like him boycotting Rihanna’s panties… an invitation he wouldn’t turn down!

8:30 PM: The Oscars kicks off with a retrospect of clips from the films of 2015... we are talking everything from "The Danish Girl" to "Ted 2"!