Oscars 2016: Colour and texture adorn Academy Awards red carpet

The worlds most-watched stretch of red carpet seized the spotlight in Hollywood on 28 February as stars in luxurious gowns, glittering sequins and daring necklines strutted and twirled on their way into the Academy Awards. Fashion designer Nick Verreos applauded stars for their strong colour choices, on a carpet filled with jewel tones. Feb 29, 2016

Oscars 2016: Leonardo DiCaprio toasts success of Alejandro Inarritu

The Revenant director Alejandro Iñárritu and star Leonardo DiCaprio joined hands backstage, talking to reporters about their Oscar wins. DiCaprio, finally a winner after 25 years in the business and four nominations, talked about the quick rise of Iñárritu and his cameraman, Emmanuel Lubezki, aka Chivo. Feb 29, 2016

Oscars 2016: The best moments from the 88th Academy Awards

Catholic Church abuse movie Spotlight was named best picture, the top award at the Oscars ceremony, after a night peppered with pointed punchlines from host Chris Rock about the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that has dominated the industry. Feb 29, 2016

Oscars 2016: Watch Leonardo DiCaprio accept his long-awaited award

Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his first Oscar for his leading role in revenge movie The Revenant. DiCaprio, 41, had been nominated four times previously for an Oscar over a career spanning 25 years. But he was favourite to at last take home the best actor Academy Award this year for his gruelling portrayal of a fur trapper left for dead in an icy wilderness after being mauled by a bear. Feb 29, 2016

Oscars 2016: The best of Chris Rock’s biting racial commentary

Comedian Chris Rock launched his return stint as Oscar host on 28 February by immediately and unabashedly confronting the racially charged elephant in the room – the furore over the all-white field of performers nominated for Hollywoods highest honours. In an opening monologue peppered with biting, no-holds-barred commentary about discrimination pervading the film industry, Rock set the stage for a night of running gags that repeatedly returned to themes of racial politics. Feb 29, 2016