Highs And Low In Oscar 2016.

All the awards shows — the Golden Globes, SAGs, Spirits, NAACPs, and more — all lead to one night only: the Oscars. On Sunday night, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences held its 88th annual awards ceremony, celebrating the best in film from 2015. Stars descended on the Hollywood & Highland Center in California, with nominees, including Cate Blanchett, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lawrence, Rooney Mara, and many others, dressing for the monumental occasion. Alicia Vikander surprised in a custom lemon yellow Louis Vuitton dress. Margot Robbie was a golden goddess. Saoirse Ronan represented Ireland in an emerald green Calvin Klein Collection gown, and more. As for the men, Common was a standout in all white, Eddie Redmayne was hot (very literally) in Alexander McQueen, and little man Jacob Tremblay looked adorable in Armani. Click through for every look from best, worst, and everything in-between.

Worst: Jennifer Lawrence in Dior at the 88th Academy Awards on Feb. 28, 2016, in Hollywood, California.

Jennifer Lawrence obviously wore Dior, but the fact that she’s one of the worst dressed is definitely a surprise. The star, nominated for Best Actress for her role in Joy, channeled Gwyneth Paltrow in a black lace number with ruffles on the skirt. (Photo: Getty Images)

Chris Rock lived up to the hype as the right man for the job in a very, um, interesting year at the Oscars; Leonardo DiCaprio finally won that Oscar; and Spotlight prevailed in a tight race for Best Picture. There were plenty of great moments during the 88th Academy Awards, and a few doozies (see: Dash, Stacey). Here are the highs and lows from the 2016 Oscars. (Watch our video about it above.)

HIGH: Rock Diversifies Oscar Contenders
Whoopi Goldberg mopped up in Joy. Leslie Jones played the bear in The Revenant. Jeff Daniels and Kristen Wiig argued over whether they should spend “2,500 white dollars” to save Rock’s “black astronaut” in a Martian send-up. But the best vignette in Rock’s bit where he inserted black actors into lily-white Oscar movies came when a dress-sporting Tracy Morgan tried to seductively eat a Danish in front of Alicia Vikander in The Danish Girl.

HIGH: Rock’s Opening Monologue
Anticipation for this year’s show had as much to do with how Rock would respond to the #OscarsSoWhite controversy as the awards themselves. And he came through with a blistering, riotous sermon in which he skewered both the system (the academy, Hollywood) and those who overreacted (namely, Jada Pinkett Smith). In a tour de force reminiscent of his very best standup routines, the comedian lived up to the hype and then some.

The Highs and Lows From the 2016 Oscars

Chris Rock lived up to the hype as the right man for the job in a very, um, interesting year at the Oscars; Leonardo DiCaprio finally won that Oscar; and Spotlight prevailed in a tight race for Best Picture. There were plenty of great moments during the 88th Academy Awards, and a few doozies (see: Dash, Stacey). Here are the highs and lows from the 2016 Oscars. (Watch our video about it above.)

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