Oscars updates: Alicia Vikander wins Best Supporting Actress award

Welcome to our Oscars 2016 live blog! Follow along as we bring you the highlights from Hollywood’s biggest night, including Chris Rock’s much-anticipated opening monologue, all the award winners and their memorable speeches.

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We're following the red carpet arrivals now, but will switch to live updates at 8:30 ET, when the show starts.

Will Leo DiCaprio finally get an Oscar? Will relative newcomer Brie Larson take home the Best Actress award? Will there be an upset in the Best Picture category?

We’re not looking away until it’s all over, so don’t worry about missing a thing. We’ll tell you about all the best moments before they go viral.

9:38 p.m. The award for Best Cinematography goes to The Revenant.

9:27 p.m. Another Oscar for Mad Max – this time for makeup and hairstyling.

9:23 p.m. The Oscar for Best Production Design goes to Mad Max: Fury Road.

9:20 p.m. The Academy Award for Best Costume Design goes to Mad Max: Fury Road.

9:13 p.m. The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress goes to Alicia Vikander for her role in The Danish Girl. “I share this with our fabulous crew and cast,” she said in her speech.

9:05 p.m. The first musical performance of the night goes to Sam Smith, who sang the theme song for the latest James Bond movie, Spectre – “The Writing’s On The Wall.”

9 p.m. Chris Rock presents a video montage mocking the lack of black actors in Oscar-nominated movies. In one of the clips, he stars as a black astronaut left behind in space – just like Matt Damon in The Martian – but the NASA officials on the ground refuse to spend “white dollars” to save him.

8:52 p.m.The award for Best Adapted Screenplay goes to The Big Short.

8:50 p.m. The Oscar for Best Original Screenplay goes to Spotlight.

8:40 p.m. “Is Hollywood racist? You’re damn right Hollywood is racist,” Rock continues his monologue. “We want opportunity. We want black actors to get the same opportunities – and that’s it.”

8:35 p.m. Host Chris Rock opens the show with a zinger: “Welcome to the Academy Awards, otherwise known as White People’s Choice Awards.”

He said “people went mad this year” over the lack of diversity and the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. He also took aim at Jada Pinkett Smith, who is boycotting the show.


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