I actually did think it had a chance of upsetting "The Revenant", which was great but sort of long (nearly two hours and forty minutes). In it Rock was substituted for the stranded star of that film , Matt Damon, as NASA officials argued whether it was worth the added expense to try to bring him back to Earth.
He follows in the footsteps of Adele , who won the Oscar in 2013 for the Bond instalment Skyfall. Swedish actress Alicia Vikander won the supporting actress Oscar for transgender movie The Danish Girl while documentary Amy , about the late and troubled British pop star Amy Winehouse was also a victor.
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.