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Leonardo DiCaprio FINALLY wins first Oscar…while Spotlight bags Best Film

Kate Winslet is in tears as pal wins, while Sam Smith and Alicia Vikander also bag awards

LEONARDO DiCaprio beamed with joy as he finally bagged his elusive first Oscar at tonight's star-studded ceremony.

The star, 41, was named Best Actor for his gruelling role in The Revenant after five previous nominations.

Leo beat Brit boy - and last year's winner - Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl), Irish star Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs), Matt Damon (The Martian) and Bryan Cranston (Trumbo).

 Leonardo DiCaprio finally bags his first Oscar
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Leonardo DiCaprio finally bags his first Oscar

He left his former Titanic co-star and close pal Kate Winslet in tears as he finally got his hands on the prize, 22 years after his first nomination.

Leo thanked his "brother" and co-star Tom Hardy in the speech, as well as his parents and friends, saying: "I love you dearly".

 Leo has been nominated five times before and never won
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Leo has been nominated five times before and never won

But the political star also used his big moment to campaign for the world to do more to combat climate change.

He said: "Climate change is real. It is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.

"We need to support leaders who do not support big corporations, but speak to humanity.

 It's been 22 years since his first nomination
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It's been 22 years since his first nomination

"For our children's children and for those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed.

"Let us not take this planet for granted, I do not take tonight for granted."

The Revenant filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu was named Best Director, but the film lost out to Spotlight in the coveted Best Picture category.

 Kate Winslet was in tears as her friend Leo bagged his first Oscar
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Kate Winslet was in tears as her friend Leo bagged his first Oscar

 

 Leo is congratulated by old pal Kate
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Leo is congratulated by old pal Kate

 

The Revenant took home three awards in total, but it trailed behind Mad Max: Fury Road, which was the night's big winner with six Oscars.

Brie Larson was named Best Actress for her role in Room, while Alicia Vikander beat Brit favourite Kate (Steve Jobs) to Best Supporting Actor for The Danish Girl.

 Leo finally has an Oscar
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Leo finally has an Oscar

She said: "To my mum and dad - thank you for giving me the belief that anything can happen. Even though I would never have believed this."

British star Mark Rylance pulled off an upset after beating Creed star Sylvester Stallone to Best Supporting Actor for Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies.

 Brie Larson won Best Actress for Room
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Brie Larson won Best Actress for Room
 Alicia Vikander beat Kate Winslet to Best Actress
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Alicia Vikander beat Kate Winslet to Best Actress

Sam Smith was another British success story.

He won Best Original Song for his Bond theme Writing's On The Wall, beating Lady Gaga and The Weeknd.

 

 Lady Gaga may not have won, but her performance was a highlight
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Lady Gaga may not have won, but her performance was a highlight

He dedicated his emotional speech to the LGBT community, saying: "I read an article that said no openly gay man had ever won an Oscar, and if this is the case, and even if it's not, I want to dedicate this to the LGBT community all around the world.

"I stand here tonight as a proud gay man and I hope we can all stand together as equals one day."

 Chris Rock poked fun at the Oscars race row
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Chris Rock poked fun at the Oscars race row

However, Sam is not the first openly gay star to win - fellow musician Elton John won Best Original Song for The Lion King's Can You Feel The Love Tonight in 1995.

Host Chris Rock made the Oscars audience cringe and cackle by tackling the row over the lack of black nominees.

 

He said: "The real question everyone wants to know is, 'Is Hollywood racist?' You gotta go at that at the right way. Is it burning cross racist? it's a different type of racist.

"You're damn right Hollywood's racist, but it's the racist we've become accustomed to."

 

This year's Oscar winners and nominees:

BEST PICTURE

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight - WINNER

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant - WINNER

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room - WINNER

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Tom Hardy, The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies - WINNER

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara, Carol

Rachel McAdams, Spotlight

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl - WINNER

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Anomalisa

Boy and the World

Inside Out - WINNER

Shaun the Sheep Movie

When Marnie Was There

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Carol

The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant - WINNER

Sicario

COSTUME DESIGN

Carol

Cinderella

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road - WINNER

The Revenant

DIRECTING

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant - WINNER

Room

Spotlight

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

Amy - WINNER

Cartel Land

The Look of Silence

What Happened, Miss Simone?

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

Body Team 12

Chau, beyond the Lines

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness - WINNER

Last Day of Freedom

FILM EDITING

The Big Short

Mad Max: Fury Road - WINNER

The Revenant

Spotlight

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Embrace of the Serpent

Mustang

Son of Saul - WINNER

Theeb

A War

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Mad Max: Fury Road - WINNER

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out

The Window and Disappeared

The Revenant

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

Bridge of Spies

Carol

The Hateful Eight - WINNER

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

“Earned It,” Fifty Shades of Grey

“Manta Ray,” Racing Extinction

"Simple Song #3,” Youth

“Til It Happens To You,” The Hunting Ground

“Writing’s On The Wall,” Spectre - WINNER

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Bridge of Spies

The Danish Girl

Mad Max: Fury Road - WINNER

The Martian

The Revenant

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

Bear Story - WINNER

Prologue

Sanjay’s Super Team

We Can’t Live without Cosmos

World of Tomorrow

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)

Shok

Stutterer - WINNER

SOUND EDITING

Mad Max: Fury Road - WINNER

The Martian

The Revenant

Sicario

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

SOUND MIXING

Bridge of Spies

Mad Max: Fury Road - WINNER

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

VISUAL EFFECTS

Ex Machina - WINNER

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

The Big Short - WINNER

Brooklyn

Carol

The Martian

Room

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

Bridge of Spies

Ex Machina

Inside Out

Spotlight - WINNER

Straight Outta Compton