2016 Oscars: The Most Shared Stories that Stunned

By Katherine Foreman on February 29, 2016

From the heavily scrutinized #OscarsSoWhite controversy to Leonardo’s big win and Lady Gaga’s stunning tribute to sexual abuse survivors, there were many notable moments attached to this year’s Academy Awards show. Here are ten of the top shared stories highlighting the event’s most buzzworthy moments.


Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins Academy Award

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This win heard 'round the world was 30-plus years in the making!



Dave Grohl Plays Touching 'Blackbird' Cover at Oscars 2016

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The Foo Fighters singer provided the sentimental soundtrack to the night's In Memoriam segment.

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet Reunite at the Oscars, Internet Explodes

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It's the second chance for Jack and Rose that audiences worldwide have sought for decades.



If the Oscars were all about Diversity, Why the Crude Asian Joke?

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The jesting jab at child labor left more watchers rolling their eyes than in laughter.

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Chris Rock: 'You're Damn Right Hollywood is Racist'

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For Oscars host and comedian Chris Rock, the issue of racial diversity within the Academy dominated the night.



Lady Gaga brings Oscars audience to tears with anthem of empowerment

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Preceded by a stirring call to action against sexual abuse by Vice President Biden, the singer's evocative anthem brought the tear-filled audience to their feet.



Mad Max Won All the Oscars, Except the Ones It Really Deserved

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When it came to awards celebrating behind-the-scenes production, the dystopian film's crew may as well have remained on the stage. However, many hopefuls remain disappointed the film didn't take home best director or picture.



Mark Ruffalo Protests Outside Catholic Church Ahead of Oscars

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To bring even more awareness to the history of childhood sexual abuse within the Catholic church, Spotlight took home the night's trophy for Best Picture.

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Chris Rock Guilt-Sells His Daughters' Girl Scout Cookies During the Oscars

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In an interesting turn of events, Chris Rock helped his kids sell more than $65 thousand worth of cookies to a room full of hungry celebrities.



Chris Rock's Return as Host Draws 34M Viewers in 8-Year Low

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Turns out not everyone was as keen as we were to watch the Oscars this year, with the broadcast reportedly plummeting to its third lowest viewership of all time.