It was the evening Leonardo DiCaprio had been awaiting for the past two decades. When asked about his emotions regarding the win, the 41-year-old star said he felt grateful not only for the award but also for getting a chance to share his thoughts on the current environmental crisis.
Adele used her Brit Awards acceptance speech to show love for Kesha. One of the most powerful moments of the evening was the tribute to David Bowie by Annie Lennox and Gary Oldman. Bieber previously won a Brit Award in 2011 for the "Breakthrough Artist of the Year". For the best British Group , Coldplay won the award, which is their fourth British group win, and dedicated it to musicians around the world who are in refugee camps.
Public Enemy's Chuck D has since responded to the Academy's decision to use the song during the show on Twitter , where he also commented further on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy at length. Originally written for Spike Lee's movie Do the Right Thing , Oscars music supervisor Byron Phillips included it to frame the "tone" of the ceremony.
DiCaprio finally broke the Oscar curse with his best actor win at the 88th Academy Awards , and what was noticeable was his passion for the cause of climate change as he called upon everyone to take action about it. 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 ".
But the biggest tribute went to David Bowie , who received a special posthumous award presented by Annie Lennox to his friend Gary Oldman. Like the Grammy Awards last week, the Brits have paid tribute to David Bowie , whose death in January, two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his album Blackstar, caused a stir in the music world and beyond.
Elsewhere, teenage striker Marcus Rashford continued the dream start to his Manchester United career, scoring two goals and setting up another in a 3-2 win over title-chasing Arsenal in the Premier League. After winning their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg match in Kiev on Wednesday, Manchester City were looking to win their first trophy of the campaign on Sunday.