29 Feb - The 88th Academy Awards has wrapped up with "Spotlight" bringing home the biggest honour of the night.
The movie wins Best Picture as well as in another one of the six categories it was nominated in.
The biographical crime drama movie, which also won Best Original Screenplay, unbelievably beat big winners, "The Revenant" and "Mad Max: Fury Road".
For the second year in a row, director Alejandro G. Iñárritu's film received the most nominations as "The Revenant " competed in 12 categories, while "Mad Max: Fury Road " comes in second with ten nominations.
Though it was the latter that walked away with six wins (Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Production Design, Best Makeup, Best Costume Design and Best Film Editing), whereas the former bagged three including Best Cinematography and Best Director for Alejandro G. Iñárritu.
Meanwhile, one of the most prominent wins of the nights was none other than the long overdue Best Actor win by Leonardo DiCaprio. The award has eluded the actor for years but has finally fallen into his hands following his portrayal of legendary fur trapper Hugh Glass in "The Revenant".
Other winners of the night include "Ex Machina" (Best Visual Effects), "Inside Out" (Best Animated Feature Film), "Room" star, Brie Larson (Best Actress), and more.
Hosted by actor-comedian Chris Rock, the awards ceremony took place today at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California where 24 categories vied for the Oscars.
Rock addressed the recent #Oscarsowhite controversy by poking fun at the issue ("I counted like 15 black people in the montage," he said as he appeared on stage), before bringing it back to a full circle by saying, "We want black actors to get the same opportunities, not just once."
The awards ceremony was livened up with performances by Sam Smith (who sang the Best Original Song "Writing's on the Wall"), The Weeknd and Lady Gaga, as well as a tribute performance by Foo Fighter's Dave Grohl, who crooned The Beatles' "Blackbird" as photos of late actors and actresses flashed on the screen.