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white people's choice awards. >> a night filled with a lot of laughs, surprise wins, snubs, glitz and glamour. we're live in hollywood. and "your voice, your vote," countdown to super tuesday. the candidates gearing up for the showdown. what a win for a front-runners would mean as donald trump finds himself in another controversy. well, good monday morning. it was a huge night in hollywood with somewhat of a surprise for best picture win at the 88th academy awards. >> among those celebrating leonardo dicaprio taking home his first oscar for his role in "the revenant." >> and 26-year-old brie larson who swept the ceremonies all awards season took home her own little goldman for "room." >> and then there was host chris rock, who immediately waded into
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we've got it all covered this morning but we'll get started right now in hollywood where our lauren lyster is live right above the red carpet. lauren, good morning. >> reporter: i am. good morning, reena and kendis. you know, it was "mad max" that collected the most oscar gold and that first oscar for leo all on a night when taking center stage was the broader controversy over a lack of diversity in hollywood. >> "spotlight." >> reporter: a thoughtful film about a newspaper investigating sex abuse by boston's catholic priests took oscar's top prize last night winning best picture. >> if they nominated hosts i wouldn't even get this job. >> reporter: but it was oscar host chris rock who really owned the night addressing the academy's diversity controversy right out of the gate. >> i'm a danish girl. >> placing black actors in parodies of several nominated films. >> you should get me. >> don't worry, black astronaut,
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>> reporter: even calling hollywood racist. >> hollywood is sorority racist, it's like we like you, rhonda, but you're not a kappa. >> leonardo dicaprio. >> reporter: after five nominations leonardo dicaprio's losing streak ended as a wounded front tearsman seeking retribution winning him gold for "the revenant." his impassioned acceptance speech a dire warning. >> climate change is real. it is happening right now. it is the most urgent threat facing our entire species. >> reporter: best actress as predicted went to "room"'s brie larson. the biggest upset, the supporting actor to "bridge of spies" mark rylance in a category chock-full of heavy hitters and "the danish girl"'s alicia vikander took home best supporting actress. but the most awarded film of the night, not the sensitive serious films that dominated the awards
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with a six-win oscar haul. and as oscar scene winds down what moment stuck with viewers? on social media leonardo dicaprio's best actor win generated 440,000 tweets per minute. that was the most tweeted minute in oscar history. reena and kendis. >> it's only been 20 years in the makakg for it, so fantastic, you know, i guess one of the other talked about moments was vice president joe biden introducing lady gaga, lauren. >> reporter: absolutely. you know, he came out to a standing ovation and delivered very passionate remarks. he was introducing lady gaga who was performing her oscar nominated song "till it happens to you" which is from the documentary "the hunting ground" which deals with sexual assault on campuses. she was joined on stage by abuse survivors holding their hands. they had kind of mantras, if you
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leading into that was vice president biden who encouraged viewers and the audience to take an anti-sexual assault pledge on a website dedicated to that. it's been a big cause for him. a big advocate against sexual assault. >> great to see men and women standing next to lady gaga in that moment. >> standing ovation out there. lauren, thank you very much for joining us there in hollywood. get to some of those parties hopefully. >> parties, big time right now. so, what's next for the big winners? earlier we talked to industry insider senior editor ron torotten tomatoes, grae drake. >> were you surprised? >> i was delighted. "spotlight," "the revenant" and "the big short" have all taken different awards all awards season long so it was a toss-up and a very worthy movie to win. >> after five tries leo finally
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was he a lock. >> he was a lock. we were all expecting him to win. a long time coming and "the revenant" was great and so was he. >> yeah, and brie larson, boy, i tell you, she was incredible to watch in "room." she's only 26 y yrs ol what happens next for her? >> oh, what a sight to behold she is. we have so many great performances coming up from her. but i'm really excited about a big hollywood movie she's going to be in which is "kong: skull island." >> alejandro inarritu, the first repeat winner in 65 years. do you think he can make it three? >> right, what an amazing director and this is rarely achieved in oscars history. what i love about him is he's such an innovator in film. i mean, i'd love to see him win three times because this guy is really advancing film and making it exciting for viewers. >> what about this year? how does the oscars compare to previous years past?
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though this oscars was a very socially important one, the ceremony bored me to tears, you guys. >> i actually enjoyed every bit of the ceremony. >> i'm glad you did but i'll tell you we must have been watching different ones. >> thank you. >> grae drake out in l.a., thanks for joining us. >> absolutely. and stay with abc news for all the oscar coverage later in this half hour, a closer look at the fashion. chris rock's monologue and the after-parties. >> but, of course, we want to get to our other story, donald trump drawing fire in the battle over the white house. >> trump taking heat over a controversial kkk endorsement. but is it enough to slow his momentum with super tuesday a day away, "your voice, your vote," abc's stephanie ramos is live in virginia. good morning to you, steph. >> reporter: good morning to you, reena and kendis.
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where 595 delegates are up for grabs for the republicans. when it's all said and done t boxes are checked and ballots are closed, we could be looking at nominees for both parties or not. they don't call it super tuesday for nothing. on this one day, the fate of both parties cld be decided and how we gotot here has been anything but typical. the gop front-runner donald trump taking insults from all sides. >> he doesn't sweat, he doesn't sweat because his pores are clogged from the spray tan that he uses. >> if we nominate donald trump in all likelihood hillary wins and if that happens we lose this country. >> reporter: trump has racked up support from some of the loudest names in politics, an endorsement from new jersey governor chris christie and first senate endorsement from jeff sessions. trump leading in most states now said to have more big wins on super tuesday, but he spent the weekend answering questions
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want from ku klux klan wizard david duke. >> i don't believe i ever met him. i don't know anything about him. >> reporter: on the democratic side hillary clinton has more delegates and more momentum than bernie sanders after her victory in this weekend's south carolina primary. and sanders knows it. telling george stephanopoulos on "this week" -- >> we got decimated, george. we got decimated. >> reporter: texas, georgia and right here in virginia stand as the biggest opportunities for clinton to dominate among african-american voters and to test sanders' early strength among hispanics. no candidate can wrap up the nomination on super tuesday but this could be the end for some as front-runners are expected to separate themselves from their closest competitors. kendis and reena, back to you. >> stephanie ramos joining us from virginia where donald trump is leading in many polls. leap day freebies. >> more from hollywood. the oscars fashion and big
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offered to pay him for the sign. a north korean official claims the statement was voluntary. syria's fragile cease-fire is holding but just barely. the government and its russian allies are accused of stepping up air strikes on opposition forces, however, the rebels say there are not as many attacks as before the cease-fire took effect two days ago. the u.n. says it plans to deliver aid to besieged syrians during the lull in that fighting. and there's a new call for the government to regulate the size of airline seats. back in this country new york state senator -- new york senator charles schumer says passengers are being packed into planes like sardines. he says that he will add an amendment funding the federal aviation admission that would require the faa to set minimum seat requirements including the distance between seats. and there are deals out there for those celebrating a birthday on this leap day. you can get a free dessert sampler at olive garden. pizza hut is offering a free
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nominees some of those years say '62 or '63, and black people did not protest. why? because we had real things to protest at the time. too busy being raped and lynched to care about who won best cinematographer. jada is going to boycott the oscars. jada boycotting the oscars is like me boycotting rihanna's panties. i wasn't invited. if you want black people every year at the oscars, just have black categories like best black friend. hollywood is sorority racist. it's like we like you, rhonda, but you're not a kappa. because "rocky" takes place in a world where white athletes are as good as black athletes. so, "rocky" is a science fiction movie. >> he did take on race.
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actually mostly rave reviews for the way he handled what is an explosive subject. >> he handled it well. it was pretty funny, i thought, and one of the lighter moments on the show was when rock did a massive favor for the girl scouts. >> yeah, he sent out a number of them into the audience with plenty of girl scout cookies to sell, the audience members, and they dug deep buying boxes and passing them around. rock did his part calling on the stars to help out. >> tina fey, get that money, girls, make that money. get tina fey right there, right there. charlize theron. yes, matt -- yes, okay, you get him. you get him. leo, you made 30 million. come on. come on. get some. oh, michael b. jordan is here. michael b. jordan. you know what, no, no, you got enough girls. well, jordan was left empty-handed, no girl scout cookies for him apparent apparently, but they did well.
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okay, when all the buying was done, by the way, there was more than $65,000 for rock's daughter's girl scout troop. >> good cause. >> yeah, good job. >> and you know they were hungry squeezing into those dresses and outfits trying to look at skinny as possible. it was a good call. >> exactly. well now to a slightly awkward moment playing out on the red carpet and to the internet. >> okay, so there was a beauty company that tweeted out this image, take a look, and it said we had no idea was oprah was tatted. meaning she had tattoos. well, as you can see, that's not oprah. it's whoopi goldberg. total beauty later tweeted an apology to oprah, whoopi and everyone else. >> sga gayle king shared an image of a confused oprah saying, we all love whoopi but we all don't look alike. red carpet fashion. let's start with cate blanchett in a seafoam gown with floral embellishments from armani.
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theron showing no fear of blending into the red carpet with that show-stopper of a dress from dior plugging neckline is really a big thingng >> yes, j'adore. best actress winner brie larson had a gucci gown with a silver belt and columns of loose ruffles. >> and for the men, jared leto rocking a crimson piped tuxedo and a red flower in place of a bow tie. >> and our michael strahan. >> he can never go wrong. >> more news after this.g something... [ beeping, whirring ] great caesar salad! and now the name your price tool shows people policy options to help fit their budget. is that a true story? yeah! people really do save an average of over $500 when they switch. i mean about you inventing it. i invented the story,
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hostage is being honored with a medal of honor. edward byars is the first navy man to be given the nation's highest award for valor in years. looking at today's weather rain in the northwest, some severe storms in the middle of the country. mild readings for the mid-atlantic states. well, the statuettes have been handed out. the lights have faded and the champagne uncorked. >> our friends at on the red carpet were out in force at the night's hottest shindigs. here now is some of their coverage. >> chris rock was for sure amazing, especially the way he started the show, i was like, what, did he just say that. >> get to hang out with everybody, laugh, talk, drink and party. >> well, it's the top night of hollywood. >> my favorite moment was leonardo dicaprio winning and his speech. >> the agony of defeat is always fun to watch, as well. >> the best thing, winning. >> this is the second one i've been lucky enough to win. it makes writing my inheritance quite a bit easier because i have two kids. >> this is such an amazing
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important that we remember what an asset this is to our society and culture and democracy. >> the man with the statue is charles randolph who won an oscar for best adrafted screenplay for "spotlight." the film also won. this is probably one of the best nights of your life. >> it is. it's my birthday today, i'm 53 years old and wanted this for awhile. >> we all hope for the best and we already felt like it had achieved so much. >> you clutch that like you're never going to let it go. >> nobody is getting it. nobody is getting it. >> i'm still very, very overwhelmed. i kind of looked down, and i just got my name on it, so it's actually -- first it was like, oh, this looks like an oscar and i can't really wrap my head around it but it's actually just wonderful, and i'm so happy to be here with my fellow colleagues and hopefully go out and celebrate tonight. >> it means everybody who pays great money to come here and goes away satisfied and wants to come back next year but we deliver the goods. >> i ran into harry connick jr. and i was -- i turned into a
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my hair a lot and he just couldn't be more charming. >> i got pretty starstruck when daniel day-lewis came out of this party when he won, and i sort of lost the ability to speak and my husband thankfully was there and was able to speak on my behalf and bump me. >> always fun seeing celebrities get excited to see other celebrities. >> always fun to see them at those nice parties as well. >> it t s a great night. i still haven't worked up the courage to see "the revenant." >> oh. >> i need to do that.
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