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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.

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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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Oscars: Best Short Documentary for A Girl in the River

The Oscar for Best Documentary Short Film has gone to Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy for A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness.

The film followed a girl who survived an honour killing by her father, who shot her in the head and threw her body in a river.

The other nominations were:

  • Body Team 12
  • Chau, beyond the Lines
  • Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
  • Last Day of Freedom

Chris Rock sells his daughters' Girl Scout Cookies

Oscars host Chris Rock used the opportunity of having some of the highest paid actors in the world to sell his daughters' Girl Scout Cookies.

"Are you going to deny my princesses some cookies?" he asked the audience to much applause.

Chris Rock gets the Oscars audience to shell out for some cookies. Credit: Reuters

"Get that money girls, make that money", Rock said as the girls handed out the biscuits to stars including Kate Winslet and John Legend.

"Leo [DiCaprio], you made $30 million, come on!" he joked.

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