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Oscars: Leonardo DiCaprio wins Best Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio has won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in The Revenant.

It is the first Oscar award for DiCaprio, who had been nominated six times.

Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio Credit: Reuters

The other nominations were:

  • Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
  • Matt Damon, The Martian
  • Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

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Oscars: Sam Smith wins Best Original Song

Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes' James Bond theme Writing's On The Wall has won the Oscar for Best Original Song.

Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith won Best Original Song Credit: Reuters

The other nominations were:

  • The Weeknd - Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)
  • J. Ralph and Anohni - Manta Ray (Racing Extinction)
  • David Lang - Simple Song #3 (Youth)
  • Lady Gaga - Til It Happens To You (The Hunting Ground)

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US VP urges Oscars crowd to take action on sexual assault

US Vice-President Joe Biden urged the crowd at the Oscars to take a stand against sexual assault on college campuses.

US Vice-President Joe Biden urged action on sex assault Credit: Reuters

The politician was greeted with a standing ovation as he walked on stage, going on to introduce Lady Gaga's performance of her song Til It Happens to You.

Lady Gaga supports Kesha ahead of Oscars performance

Lady Gaga used the run up to her Oscars performance to tweet her support for Kesha following her legal drama.

The singer, who performed her Oscar-nominated song Til It Happens to You from The Hunting Ground, also Instagrammed this picture from the event.

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It follows Adele's decision to publicly support Kesha as she picked up her first of four awards at last week's Brits.

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