2016 oscars The Very Best Moments of the 2016 Oscars  

Candice Darden
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We will all remember the 88th annual Academy Awards as the night that Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his Oscar after six nominations and years of jokes at his expense. But that wasn't the only memorable moment of the night. Host Chris Rock took aim at Hollywood racism, Tracy Morgan made an appearance as The Danish Girl, C-3PO, R2D2 and BB-8 stormed the stage, and Jared Leto asked us to Google the word "merkin." Relive the best moments of the 2016 Oscars (along with some of the worst) with this roundup of the best GIFs of the night.

What happened at the Oscars? Well, nostalgia reigned as Buzz and Woody handed off a Best Animated Feature award to another Disney Pixar heavy hitter Inside Out, Stacey Dash made an awkward cameo, and Spotlight took home the Oscar for Best Picture. From the most cringe-worthy fails to the most triumphant wins, the 2016 award show moments you'll remember forever are on this list. These were the best things to happen at the Academy Awards.
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When Leo FINALLY Won an Oscar



 


Leo finally won an Oscar after six nominations and many, many jokes. He then made a call to action in his acceptance speech: “Let us not take this planet for granted,” Leo said. “Climate change is real, it is happening right now… it is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.”
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The Way Kate Looked When Leo Won



Feeling all the feels. <3
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When Mark Ruffalo Gave the Camera a Debonair Wink



He may not have nabbed Best Supporting Actor prize, but he definitely captured the hearts of ladies everywhere.
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When Kate Congratulated Leo



Awwww! We still ship it so hard.