The Top 5 Notable Moments of the 2016 Academy Awards
From Stacey Dash's unusual appearance to Leo's win, Sunday night's Oscars was filled with many memorable moments - here's our top five.
By Kelley Forrester - 'Larry King Now'
Now that the Academy Awards have come and gone, let's look at the most memorable moments of the night.
Chris Rock addresses the lack of diversity at this year’s Oscars during his opening monologue.
The host of the 88th Academy Awards decided to take the funny route and opened the show with a look at the lack of diversity in the nominations.
“It’s the 88th Academy Awards which means this whole no black nominees thing has happened at least 71 other times.” Rock continued to say that people had more important things to worry about than “best documentary foreign short.”
The comedian also addressed Oscars boycotters Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. He said
, “Jada got mad, she said she’s not coming. Doesn’t she have a TV show? Jada boycotting the Oscars is like me boycotting Rihanna’s panties - I wasn’t invited!"
Chrissy Teigen reacts to Stacey Dash’s awkward joke.
Stacey Dash made an odd appearance on the Oscars stage, wishing the audience a ‘happy Black History Month’. The “Clueless” actress has been outspoken about her opposition of Black History Month and #OscarsSoWhite in the past.
“We have to make up our minds. Either we want to have segregation or integration, and if we don’t want segregation, then we have to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards, where you’re only awarded if you’re black,” Dash said
regarding the topic.
Chrissy Teigen’s reaction to Dash’s appearance was priceless.
The pregnant model, who made a meme-worthy face at the 2015 Golden Globes, did it again.
Lady Gaga performs ’Til It Happens To You.’
Following an introduction by Vice President Joe Biden who encouraged people to stand up and take action against sexual assault, Lady Gaga performed
her Oscar-nominated song from “The Hunting Ground.”
Towards the end of the performance, a curtain opened to reveal dozens of sexual assault survivors who had words such as “Survivor” and “Not Your Fault” written across their arms.
Leo finally gets his Oscar and Kate Winslet gets emotional.
After six nominations, Leonardo DiCaprio finally takes home the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in “The Revenant.”
Leo’s close friend and “Titanic” costar Kate Winslet was noticeably emotional
during his acceptance speech.
Earlier this month, Winslet said
, “I feel very strongly that it may possibly be Leo’s year. And he is my closest friend in the world and I just couldn’t imagine not being there to support him."
Chris Rock helps his daughters sell Girl Scout cookies during the show.
The host took full advantage of the night by bringing out his daughters and their Girl Scout troop to sell their famous Thin Mints and Samoas to the star-studded audience.
Rock guilted the crowd into helping his daughters sell the most cookies in their troop. He said
, "I want you to reach into your millionaire pockets and I want you to buy some of my daughter's girl scout cookies. Are we going to deny my princesses from cookies?" He added, "Leo, you made $30 million - come on!"
The girls quickly gathered over $65,000 from the stars including Kate Winslet, John Legend and Mindy Kaling who shared a photo of her Samoas on Twitter.
Earlier this month actor Courtney B. Vance sat down with Larry King and discussed the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and shared his view on the topic.
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