Adele won four prizes, including best British female solo artist and best album . The "Hello" singer made waves online when she swore during her acceptance speech for her Global Success award which was presented to her from space by Tim Peak.
But in true Gaga fashion, she rolled out all the stops to make sure this was more than just a performance - it was a moment that we needed to witness and share. It's safe to say that the 88th Academy Awards touched on a number of important topics. It's something that is deeply connected to my heart, I am myself a survivor .
And what can you say except I'm very grateful? "I would rather be a free thinking, black than a cookie cutter black who thinks - and votes - just like all my friends". Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar win set a new record on Twitter . His first acting nod, for a supporting role, came in 1994 for " What's Eating Gilbert Grape ", followed by lead actor nominations for " The Aviator ", " Blood Diamond " and " The Wolf of Wall Street ".
Tobey Maguire is just a boy in tights". The skit involving the three children was an apparent reference to Asians being good at maths. For Pete's sake, the telecast even brought out actress Stacey Dash to wish everyone a happy Black History Month.
Particularly in regards to numerous awards for the visual aspects of filmmaking, the move absolutely cleaned up. While a really good movie - good enough to win the Golden Globe and BAFTA - "The Revenant" seemed to slow to a literal crawl, at times to the point where it lost the audience until the next meaningful plot point.
But if the Academy Awards was any indication of the overall problem with Hollywood, it's that the conversation was too focused on black and white. Last night's 88th annual Academy Awards was a testament to Hollywood's special talent for dismissing its shortcomings even as it acknowledges them.