Leonardo DiCaprio has finally won his first Oscar for survival epic The Revenant, after six nominations at the 88th Academy Awards ceremony.
Spotlight won the Oscar for the Best Flim, it follows the investigative team for the Boston Globe, a US-based paper which first drew attention to the systematic cover up of Paedophilia among the clergy in the Catholic Church.
Sam Smith won the Oscar for the best original song for Writing’s On The Wall.
Ennio Morricone, 87, won his first Oscar for his original score for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight on Sunday famed for his scores on 1960s spaghetti Westerns starring Clint Eastwood, such as A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Morricone received an honorary Oscar in 2007.
Spotlight took home the best picture Oscar with Mad Max: Fury Road picking up the most awards of the night, with six accolades.
Mark Rylance won the best supporting actor Oscar, with fellow Briton Sam Smith winning best original song.
The Revenant won three of the 12 awards it was nominated for. Alejandro Inarritu won best director and Emmanuel Lubezki won his third Oscar for cinematography in a row, having won in 2015 for Birdman and 2014 for Gravity.