Referring to the event as the "White People's Choice Awards" the comedian went on to address the lack of diversity by asking, "Is Hollywood racist?" "This film to me was exemplary in the sense that I got to work with a director, all the things we spoke about off camera during the making of this movie transferred their way on screen.
I'm here at the Oscars, otherwise known as the White People's Choice Awards. "Y'all would be watching Neil Patrick Harris right now, " he said. All of the 20 nominees in the best acting or best supporting acting categories were white. Tap here to read a full transcript of his opening monologue . In a joke montage, gags were inserted into some of this year's movies . And DiCaprio himself seemed genuinely touched.
Having been nominated for 10 Oscars , action-film " Mad Max: Fury Road " won big, picking up a total of six awards for best costumes, production design , make-up, film editing, sound editing and sound mixing . "We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters or the big corporations, but who speak for all of humanity", said Leonardo DiCaprio in his best actor acceptance speech.
Other winners at this year's award ceremony include "Inside Out" for best animated film and late singer Amy Winehouse for best feature documentary. Leonardo DiCaprio had a message for Oscar viewers Sunday night: climate change is real, and we need to act on it now.
Yes, I said it. He continued: "What I'm trying to say is it's not about boycotting everything, we want opportunity. You hear it on the Internet, you hear it from other people, and, you know, the truth is, we always strive for the best in what we do", he said.
Best foreign language film: " Son of Saul ", " Mustang ", " A War ", " Embrace of the Serpent ", " Theeb ". Oscars host Chris Rock has been a man of few words leading into tonight's 88th Academy Awards, which may make the actual monologue of the usually motormouthed comedian all the more pointed.