The 5 most memorable moments from the 2016 Oscars

Lady Gaga and Leonardo DiCaprio are shown in images from the 88th Oscars ceremony. (AP Photos)

The 2016 Oscars have come to an end, but the night was filled with memorable moments from Chris Rock's witty opening monologue to Leonardo DiCaprio finally winning the golden statue.


Take a look back at the top five moments from the star-studded affair.

Leonardo DiCaprio (finally) wins coveted Oscar

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the award for Best Actor in,The Revenant on stage at the 88th Oscars on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, Calif.


After six nominations for amazing performances, Leo finally took home the gold because of his role in The Revenant.

"I don't take tonight for granted," he said in his speech. He then went on to talk about the effects of climate change and how important it is to preserving the Earth.

He received a standing ovation from his peers at the ceremony, and many comments on social media praising his work and celebrating his win.

Lady Gaga performs onstage with sexual assault survivors

Lady Gaga performs "Til It Happens To You" from "The Hunting Ground" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.


The singer belted out her Oscar-nominated song "Til It Happens to You" from the documentary The Hunting Ground alongside sexual assault survivors.

Vice President Joe Biden introduced the pop star, who then delivered a stunning rendition of her song.

Her performance was well received and even caught the attention of singer Kesha, who has also survived sexual assault.

Chris Rock helps troop sell Girl Scout cookies

Host Chris Rock sells Girl Scout cookies in the audience at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.


In what might be better than last year's pizza bit, Chris Rock made sure his daughters met their Girl Scout cookies quota with the help of some famous friends.

He brought out his daughters' Girl Scout troop who walked around selling cookies to Hollywood stars.

Later in the show, he revealed the girls raised more than $65,000.

Star Wars droids take over the stage

Droid characters from "Star Wars", BB-8, from left, R2-D2, and C-3PO speak at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Star Wars droids C-3PO, R2-D2 and BB-8 took to the Oscars stage to honor composer John Williams.

Williams received his 50th Oscar nomination. The three robots spoke highly of Williams, who created the well-known scores for Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and Home Alone, among many others.

Chris Rock addresses #OscarsSoWhite in opening monologue

Host Chris Rock speaks at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.


As the world tuned in to watch the Oscars ceremony, Chris Rock delivered a poignant opening monologue addressing the #OscarsSoWhite controversy and Black Lives Matter protests.

"This whole black nominees thing happened at least 71 other times," Rock said. "We want black actors to get the same opportunities as white actors. That's it."
His monologue received praise on social media from Oprah Winfrey, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Stephen King, Ellen DeGeneres, Demi Lovato and many others.

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