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Ten things we learnt from the Oscars


The winners are probably still partying, but the speeches have been made and the red carpet rolled up for another year. We sat up into the wee hours to watch the Oscars in full. As everyone predicted, Leo finally got his Oscar, but there were a few surprises along the way, with Mark Rylance defying the odds to win Best Supporting Actor ahead of bookies' favourite Sylvester Stallone ('Creed'). Priest-abuse drama 'Spotlight' was another shock winner, beating 'The Revenant' and 'Mad Max: Fury Road' to Best Picture.

As well as a night for A-list back-patting, it was a night for serious reflection. Host Chris Rock tackled #OscarsSoWhite head-on, and there was a standing ovation when Lady Gaga was joined on stage by sexual-assault survivors as she performed 'Til It Happens to You' from ‘The Hunting Ground’, a doc examining rape on American college campuses.

Read our full list of ten things we learned from the Oscars 2016.

Or find out who made our list of the 20 of the worst Oscar winners in history.

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