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what about this year. how does the oscars compare to previous years past? >> even 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. >> you did? >> i did. >> i'm glad you did. but i'll tell you, we must have been watching different ones. >> thank you so much. >> grae drake out in l.a. thank you for joining us. >> absolutely. >> and we'll have more coverage coming up including our own awards and a look at the after parties. that's later this half hour. >> we're going to get to other stories we're following this morning. erin andrews may take the stand today in her civil lawsuit against a nashville hotel. she claims is the hotel was negligent in allowing a stalker to film her naked through a peephole. convicted stalker will testify via video today. so will andrews mother who talk
release of that video had on her daughter. >> syria's fragile cease fire is holding barely. the government and russian allies are accused of stepping up air strikes on opposition forces. the rebels say there are not as many attacks as before the cease-fire took effect. the u.n. plans to deliver aid to the besieged syrians during the lull in the fighting. dozens of people killed at a crowded baghdad market. islamic state is claiming responsibility for the suicide attacks. which also injured nearly 100 people. oirk officials say the bombings were in retaliation for the victory by the government over the isis forces, the deadliest attacks in baghdad this year. >> a navy seal is being honored today with the medal of honor. edward buyers is the first navy man in years to be given the nation's highest award for valor. he was part of a team which rushed into gunfire to rescue druxt joseph who was being held
he says that his greatest regret is that a fellow seal died in the rescue attempt. the university of california-berkeley is the latest school to fall victim to a cyberattack. the school has begun notifying more than 80,000 students alum new and contractors of the breach. the hackers may not have copied any data from the system which handled purchasing and payments including financial aid. the breach occurred two months ago. one more note about the oscars for now. a change for the stu to youets that everyone wanted to bring home. they were created by a different manufacturer that was used for the last number of decades. >> last night's oscars were made in new york's hudson valley. at the polished talalism foundry and first they had a model of the 3-d printer then cast plaser ones then the finished mold. >> the statuettes are bronze underneath and are covered in 24 karat gold. no word on whether the same
next year's oscar sfluz cannot really tell a difference at least from television. >> still look pretty. >> they do. yeah. >> coming up, our own version of the academy awards. pretty funny. the "world news now"nous kers. >> also ahead the real oscars and the star-studded parties going on right now. >> tomorrow is super tuesday. donald trump's latest endorsement is stirring up debate and controversy. that after our forecast map. great falls, montana where the oscar winning movie "fargo" was filmed. in montana. pet moments are beautiful, unless you have allergies. then your eyes may see it differently. only flonase is approved to relieve both itchy, watery eyes and congestion. no other nasal allergy spray can say that. when we breathe in allergens our bodies react by over producing six key inflammatory substances that cause our symptoms. most allergy pills only control one substance. flonase controls six.
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defeat in south carolina slow him down. 6,000 people pack aid convention center for a rally. he repeated calls for clinton to release transcripts from her wall street speeches. >> to the republicans and a battle for the nomination. >> a controversial kkk endorsement has donald trump taking fire from every direction. here's abc's mary bruce. >> donald trump! >> reporter: donald trump on defensive, forced to explain this answer when asked if he condemns the ku klux klan and its former grand wizard, david duke's call to vote for trump. >> i'm just talking about david duke and the ku klux klan here. but -- >> i don't know anything. honestly, i don't know david duke. i don't believe i've ever met him. i'm pretty sure i didn't meet him. and i just don't know anything about him. >> reporter: the backlash was swift. his rivals pouncing. >> we cannot be a party that nominates someone who refuses to condemn white supremacists and the ku klux klan. we cannot be a party that does that. >> reporter: ted cruz tweeting, "really sad. donald trump, you're better than this. we should all agree, racism is wrong.
trump fired back, noting this previous response. endorsed me, david duke endorsed me? okay, all right. i disavow, okay? >> reporter: trump is poised to win big on super tuesday which includes six southern states. the rival campaigns have turned into attack machines hammering trump for not releasing his tax returns speculating about what he's hiding. >> there have been multiple media reports about donald's business dealings with the mob, with the mafia. >> trump plans to release his tax returns, just not now because after on going irs audit. marco rubio hoping to get more momentum heading into tuesday but he has a long way to go and making it harder, donald trump just nabbed another big endorsement and now has the back of alabama senator jeff sessions. mary bruce, abc news, virginia
our nominees brian as the guy who sits behind me and does strange things. >> this is brian's first nomination. many consider him to have been snubbed for a previous performance. also, brian wrote that. >> we would nominate our writer but in keeping with the serious theme, no black nominees. jack sheehan's third nomination. he has been previously nominated for his role as bachelor senior analyst and fantasy football league commissioner. and the winner is -- jack sheehan. >> yes. >> jack, come and get your nowcars, aka the golden remote. >> that is outstanding. thank you very much. thank you very much. i'd like to thank my wife for putting up with my eccentricities, my parents for bringing me into this world of and good luck to my
possibly having a boy today. bring on number 11. >> you get 45 seconds. >> okay. i'm getting off. thanks. >> thank you. and brian, you know, since you lost, you can present the rest of the awards. >> oh, well, gee, guys, thanks. i really appreciate that. >> i'm not really prepared. wait, i think i'm okay. let's do this. it's time for the world news nowscars. first category, not prepared or anything. >> not prepared at all. there's just golden remote controls sitting on this table. here we go. being a news anchor can be difficult. a lot goes into being the face of the broadcast, sometimes you have to do things you otherwise wouldn't. but you also don't. like when it comes to eating meat. it's something our next nominee simply does not do. >> these are so good. i'm eating the vegetarian part.
there's floss tofu dog. >> well, since there are nos other nominees in this category of best performance by a pescetarian, reena ninan the nowscar goes to you. >> me? >> yes. this is for you. >> wow. well, i really wasn't prepared for this moment. i wasn't expecting this. i'd like to thank my mom and dad who believed in me. i want to know, wait, is this a real verizon fios remote. my kids lost this one. can i really use it? >> it might be. but we can't say for sure. you are getting the hook. we have one more award. it's a two for one combo award for best hair and best wardrobe. nowscar goes to kendis gibson. look at all those beautiful looks. that's the trendy man bun up there in the left-hand corner. >> wow.
>> i got to tell you, it's all the previous black anchors, t.j., rob nelson, asher blake. martha stewart. so many who have blazed a trail here. thank you. this moment is bigger than just me. >> it is. >> we want to bring in all our winners. we want to bring them all in. we want to say congratulations to the winners. we are a lot more diverse here than the oscars, obviously. so congratulations to them. everyone who won. everybody, thanks to security for always giving me a call when my food is here. thanks to everybody for making a great -- approaching medicare eligibility? you may think you can put off checking out your medicare options until you're sixty-five, but now is a good time to get the ball rolling. keep in mind,
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on to a night jam packed with plenty of after parties. >> and our friends at the red carpet are out in full force at tonight's hottest something digs. here's some of their coverage. >> chris rock was for sure amazing especially the way he started the show. i was like did he just say that. >> get to hang out with everybody. laugh, talk drink and party. >> it's the top night of hollywood. >> my favorite moment was leonardo dicaprio winning and his speech. >> always like the glamour and glitz and the glory and the agony of defeat is always fun to watch, as well. >> the best thing winning. >> this is the second one i've lucky enough to win. it makes brighting my inheritance quite a bit easier because i have two kids. >> this is a timely piece. we remember what an asset this is to our society and culture and democracy. >> charles randolph won an oscar for best adapted screen play for "spotlight."
>> my dirt day today. i'm 53 years old and i've wanted this for an while. it's truly one of the best nies in my life. >> we already felt like it achieved so much. >> you clutched that like you're never going to let it go. >> nobody's getting it. no, it's really we're just so grateful to be here. it's been a long haul for us. five years. the film has been embraced around the world. it's so amazing to be here tonight. >> i'm still very overwhelmed. i kind of look down and i just got my name on it. first i was like oh, this looks like an oscar. i can't really wrap my head around it. it's just wonderful and i'm so happy to be here with my fellow colleagues and hopefully go out and celebrate tonight. >> everyone pays great money and goes away satisfied and wants to come back next year. we deliver the goods. >> i ran into harry connick junior and i turned into a 15-year-old girl and played with
he couldn't be more charming. > i got pretty star struck. i sort of lost the ability to speak and my husband thankfully was there and was able to speak on my behalf. >> it's funny to see celebrities get star struck. >> they still do. the parties are still on going at this hour. >> we've got folks everywhere. every single after party. >> there's going to be lots of coverage on "good morning america" later on today.
>> thanks, chris. >> i'm a good person. >> he's a zebra. he's hilarious. >> to the nominations controversy to the fashion trends and chris rock's humor. >> you want diversity? we got diversity. >> from the red carpet to backstage, it's monday, february 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everyone. or as we should say to some of you, good evening since you're still partying. it's post oscars monday. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. it was an incredible night it >> big flight for "spotlight.." >> big surprise winning for "spotlight." leo dicaprio. who would have thought he would have won. the awards have been handed out and the oscars and their after parties are well under way this morning in hollywood. >> the star-studded ceremony
and there's chris rock's opening monologue with all the details. we're joined by abc's glamorous brandi hitt. you look gorgeous. >> wow. >> reporter: thank you, good morning, reena and kendis. hey, the celebrations are under way right now. we're going to be hitting the after parties in a little bit. i know it's really early in the morning where you are. it's still evening on the west coast. what a night here. "the revenant," max max fury road" took home several awards but best picture ended up going to "spotlight." >> mark rylance, "bridge of spies." >> the best supporting actor category was full of heavy hitters with the oscar going to mark rylance. >> if you ever wondered about acting with tom hanks works it help, yes. >> alicia vikander took home best supporting actress. mad max you have took home
>> if they nominated hosts i wouldn't even get this job. >> oscar's host chris rock didn't pull any punchescracying the academy's diversity controversy. >> i'm a danish girl. >> placing black actors in parodies of several nominated films. >> you should get me. >> don't worry, black astronaut, we will. >> even calling hollywood racist. >> hollywood is so rority racist. it's like, we like you, rhonda. but you're not a kappa. >> reporter: best actress went to room question's brie larson. i want to start big because the thing i love about movie making is how many people it takes to make it. >> reporter: after five acting nominations it was finally leonardo dicaprio's year winning best actor for "the revenant." >> i thank you all for this amazing award tonight. let us not take this planet for granted. i do not take tonight for granted. thank you so very much. >> reporter: then the biggest
>> "spotlight." >> best picture. what a night and we're still seeing some of the stars trickle in behind us and heading to those after parties. the biggest one of them all the xwempb's ball. 1500 guests are there right now wining and dining with more than 50 dishes being prepared by wolfgang puck's team and more than 1,000 bots of wine for everyone to keep celebrating on the. >> we are envious. now that the after parties are starting, you got to tell us what, are you hearing? >> reporter: you know what, i have to tell you one of the most i guess one of the if you pleasest moments of the seening is behind us we see all the actor leave to go to the after parties. tom hardy, fabulous job by him in the reb nant". he was here posing for photos with some people he was with. and people came coming up to him and kept coming up to him and saying can i take my pictures
these are guests that were at the oscars. they were attendees of the ceremony. everyone wanted to take their picture with tom hardy. he was so nice. he kept taking pictures for like 20 minutes. >> we're hope ugh got a picture, as well. >> we have to kind of stay back here away from the stars. i wish. i'm a huge fan of his. >> thanks, brandi. we're going to go behind where you are backstage now inside the dolby theater and that's where abc's jason nathanson has been hanging out and jason, what's year? >> reporter: the one thing that i think everybody focused on here backstage and during the show and i think a lot of people in the audience, as well are talking about chris rock and they're talking about diversity and talking about how well he did. he threaded that needle to talk about these really kind of intense subjects. one of his first jokes about how people didn't protest the lack of oscar diversity in the '60s
with real things like lynchings. that was a hard hard-core joke. got a lot of jokes but also very serious. he set the tone from the begin. that's what everybody is going to be talking about tomorrow. >> you cover the industry. do you think that the academy will eventually become more diverse in the near future? >> that's a great question because it's so hard. there's so much work to do in changing, moving this big ship behind the scenes and getting people into these positions where they're hiring, that they are in -- this he are directing that they are making these decisions. that's where i think a lot of change feeds to come. the oscars are not the real problem. they're a symptom of that problem a lot of people say. so it's changing the studio system. that's a huge system. that's going to take years. the changes the oscars have made to try to make the membership more diverse, we'll see if that has any difference next year. i don't think it will. >> it does take a little while. many admit next year might be a
on the films coming out this year. jason nathanson joining us with the very latest from the dolby theater. thank you. >> a pleasure, guys. >> we have much more oscars coverage including insight from the senior editor of rotten tomatoes talking about grae drake and that's later in this half hour. >> turning now to toll politics and donald trump at the center of a new controversy with super tuesday just a day away. trump is under fire for refusing to reject an endorsement from former ku klux klan leader david duke. trump saying he did not know anything about duke as marco rubio fired more personal attacks at the front-runner about his appearance, he also said trump's refusal to condemn duke makes him unelectable. >> we cannot be a party that nominates someone who refuses to condemn white supremacists and the ku klux klan. we cannot be a party that does that. >> you're going to see. >> ted cruz tweeting racism is wrong. the kkk is abbore hent. he said a white supremacist
vote for the cubans in the race. as for the democrats, hillary clinton is setting her sights on the general election after her landslide victory in south carolina. clinton was joined in nashville bill actor tony gold whoin plays the president on the hit abc show "scandal." she also made several other stops in tennessee including two black churches in memphis and she urge urged african-american worshipers to reject prejudice as well as paranoia. sanders is forging ahead after admitting he was decimated in south carolina. more than 6,000 supporters turned out for a sanders rally in oklahoma city. he is trailing clinton in delegates but said nothing would trump. >> important testimony expected this week at the erin andrews trial. broadcaster is suing a nashville hotel for allowing a stalker to film her through a peephole. andrews herself is expected to
as well as the stalker himself, michael david barrett did time in prison for the peopling. his deposition will be shown on video. there's a new call for the government to regulate the size of airline seats. charles schumer says passengers are being packed into planes like sardines and he says he will add an amendment to the funding. the bill funding the federal aviation administration. it would require the faa to set a minimum seat size requirement including the distance between seats. >> so about time. somebody started looking into that. we'll see if it makes any difference at all. you have airbus trying to get us all on benches. >> reported that last week. we said is it at the top of the show. today is february 29th also known as leap day for those who were born on february 29th in the past, today is a very rare birthday. >> case in point. fred and his son eric, bred is turning 15 today. eric turns five. just kidding.
eric is 20 today. the chance of a parent and chide sharing leap year as a birthday are more than 2 million to one. >> huh. >> sounds like lottery numbers. >> interesting. by the way, some celebrities that are born on leap year dale ja rule, remember him? used to be in the j.lo song in the '90s. apparently will smith and tony robins and dinah shore. >> oh, all leap year babies. >> all leap year babies. we say happy birthday to them. coming up, using legos to re-create the best picture nominees at the oscars. >> and the winner who's made a splash and how many have been snubbed. insights from the senior editor at rotten tomatoes. >> but first the pilot of a small plane stuck upside down after crashing into a tree. it's not a screenplay, it's a real-life rescue drama na.
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taken off a ventilator and is now breathing on her own. and an 87-year-old pilot in pennsylvania has quiet a survival story to tell. >> after crashing near the gettysburg airport, he hung nose down for four hours in a tree while rescuers tried to figure out how to get him down. with details, here's abc's phillip mena. >> reporter: dangling from the branches, this small plane left hanging from a tree, nose down, after a frightening crash. the only person on the plane, the pilot. 87-year-old herbert bartell, waiting hours to be saved. while rescue crews figured out how to get him down. police say bartell had just taken off when he ran into trouble. >> the engine started to sputter and he lost control. so, he tried to do a u-turn, but he lost control and it went into the trees. >> reporter: stuck up in the tree, bartell managed to call 911, but it took nearly four hours to get him down, because of all the branches in the way. >> he was in very good spirits the whole time there. he was conscious, alert, oriented the whole incident.
with only minor injuries. >> think by the end he was a little anxious to get out. >> reporter: phillip mena, abc news, new york. incredible. still don't know the cause of the crash. apparently he's owned the ses nas since the '70s. >> obviously it needs some repairs. no, it's good to know he's back down on terra firma after four hours out there. switch gears and show you a live picture out at the dolby theater. this is in hollywood. and you can see people are still making their way out of the theater after the big show. >> making their way? it looks like everyone knew where the alcohol was and left. >> they're making their way to the parties. >> coming up in our next half hour, we're hitting the red carpet with some exclusive insight from our own fashion analyst. yak is back. he's taking a break from the bachelor" to run down all the best and worst dressed from hollywood's biggest night. >> he is really is an expert on this. first we're playing monday morning quarterback looking at all the big surprises as well as
drake. and the oscar goes to -- "spotlight." >> one of the biggest moments there. "spotlight" winning best picture at the 88th academy awards. >> let's turn to someone who really knows movies. joining us live from l.a. is grae drake. were you surprised by spotlight's big win? >> i was surprised and i was really excited because going into the race, it was between three movies "spotlight" the reb nant" and "the big short." film. i loved it and i'm so excited took home a trophy. >> i was so touched. anybody in journalism, you've
it's so inspiring. > fantastic. it was inspiring to see leo take home the award but we've got to talk about sly stallone. we thought maybe this would be his year. shocked? >> what? how did that happen? he was a lock going into the race. and you know what? he didn't win 40 years ago. and everybody thought, this is his moment. he was so incredible in creed". what a phenomenal film. so poetic to give it to sly. and then the academy award went to the incredibly deserving mark rylance. and i leapt out of my seat and i went what? >> we were all shocked. who knows, maybe in another 40 years might be his time. >> never know. >> we'll never know. but mad max won so many. sort of a joke at the end of thth night. people were joking around they were surprised the next award wasn't won by them.
psyched to see win that many awards because this is like a summer popcorn flick that audiences loved. and critics loved, too. over at rot nten tomatoes that movie was 97% certified fresh. it's so rare a film can capture critics. mad max" drove straight into our hearts and got all these really legitimizing awards. >> nice. it was the best written movie of all of 2015. well deserved there. but i got to ask, beyond the awards itself, were there any surprises? were there flew other surprises or fun parts of the night you thought, this is actually kind of funny and great? >> i thought the night was pretty lacking in funny speeches or surprising moments. i really enjoyed even just little equips from louis ck, but i think chris rock as the host far exceeded -- i know my personal expectations for host
really tricky year. >> and there were such high expectations for chris rock. the fact you think he performed, that's impressive. what about the whole racial component to hollywood? do you think the oscars and this whole voting process will be any different in the years to come? >> god i hope so. because we really need some change. and that's what we saw in tonight's oscar ceremonies. it was laden with talking about oscars so white. which is t should have been. it's not it's buyer entirely comfortable. kind of a difficult subject for some people including the old lightweight guy in the academy to accept. but this is the kind of thing that our world needs right now because it's like a lump of coal with enormous pressure and a lot of uncomfortable is going to turn into a i'm eventually. together. >> really quickly, what movie
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you know, "spotlight" won the big award of the night. we've seen many of the scenes. it tells a sad tale but it is a fascinating movie as we take a look at the "spotlight" trailer, you see these are some of the familiar scenes, of course, with some of the actors. and then lego decided to do their version of the "spotlight" trailer. they've done a little three-minute video showing all of the oscar nominated movies in lego and it's hilarious. including "the martian," including "the revenant." he's got the hair down on this one. "room" and mad max fury". it took a lot of work to do all of this. >> those folks go all out. >> they're well ahead of their time. >> you know someone else who went all out. lots of people knew leonardo dicaprio was going to sweep this for his role as best actor. apparently the flippest did
him going up to get his oscar award.walks up the stairs. he's got oscar in his eye. getting ready 0 grab it. >> not the bear again. the bear strikes in memoryium of leo and his oscar victory. luckily nothing liking that is happening. he's just at the oscar parties right now. >> let's move on. still with the theme. there were a lot of oscar related parties, of course. it's a really big night for parties. they kept with the theme you would say of this year's parties including you had the baked brie larson at this one party. >> that's bre? >> yes.s. the cheese, of course. yeah. a little baked bre. then this martian hummus. what they did here was what happened here, they kind of made it seem like the land skach mars and you have a little martian there. that's how they designed their hummus right there. >> that's funny. >> the oscar so white pizza. >> we had to get that little zingner there.
no anchovies or sausages allowed in the making of that pizza. >> oh, boy. food must be a theme for the oscars because chris rock. >> kind you have brother just hosted the show the. >> i was thinking of your pizza but chris rock rocked up to mcdonald's before the big show and he actually went through the drive through. see? >> so this is his pregame this is his pregame. >> i swear i didn't have any champagne yet. you won't know that based on had broadcast. >> nice job.
me. how do you think we made it this far? >> to the nominations controversy to the fashion trends and chris rock's humor. >> you realize if they nominated hosts, i wouldn't even get this job. >> from the red carpet to backstage. it's monday, february 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> hey, good morning on this post oscar morning. i'm reena ninan. it really was an amazing show. it ended up on time, chris rock was funny. did you love the show? >> chris rock was good. he had a high bar and lived up to it. >> he did. they did take on the whole thing about oscar so white head on and later on in the show. you notice many minorities on stage. you had morgan freeman, michael b. jordan, there was a black bear. they were trying to counter all of it. so let's start with the surprise
"spotlight" taking home the best picture award. many critics had predicted "the revenant" would take top honors. >> leonardo dicaprio did win best actor for his role in that movie and here's a look at other memorable moments from the ceremony. >> and the oscar goes to "spotlight." >> we want opportunity. the same opportunities as white actors. that's it. >> it's not rocket science. it's a mop. >> i'm a danish girl. this danish is good, girl. i want you to reach into your millionaire pockets and i want you to buy some of my daughters' girl scout cookies. >> thanks, guys. >> you're welcome.
>> thanks, chris. >> each of you is an ambassador who can influence others in the industry. it's not enough to just listen and agree. we must take action. it won't be real, won't know how i feel >> i think if you ever wondered about acting with tom hanks, would it help, the answer is clearly yes. >> jacob tremblay, my partner through this. >> thank you to the moviegoers thank you for going to the theaters and seeing our films. >> and the oscar goes to leonardo dicaprio. >> i do not take tonight for granted. thank you so very much. >> absolutely. what a fun, fun evening. it was a night to remember from chris rock's role as host to the shorter than usual
>> yeah, and it was really you could even see the crawl at the bottom which i thought was incredible of people thanking. why haven't we done that sooner. it was pretty great. >> they only got 45 seconds to be able to do their acceptance most people stayed to that. they did get political, as well. many of them in their acceptance speeches. leo dicaprio did climate change, as well. >> we're going to change abc's brandi hitt who is live in hollywood. brandi, were insiders actually surprised to see "spotlight" win? >> there were a few people predicting it could win best picture. most of the critics thought "the revenant" was going to take home the top prize. however, it really was a three-way race between "the revenant," "the big short" and "spotlight." "spotlight" actually won the screen actors guild award for best ensemble. it wasn't a huge surprise but kind of came from behind at the last minute to take it from "the revenant," reena and kendis. >> let's talk about chris rock for a minute. what's been the reaction we've
>> reporter: i've been looking around on twitter. most people say he did a wonderful job. in fact, a lot of people are praising him for going after hollywood and he even called hollywood racist during the oscars telecast. bette midler calling him the biggest winner of the night. oprah winfrey giving him two thumbs up. ellen saying on twitter that was incredible talking about his monologue and john legend saying congrats on your performance, chris rock. he's one of the top talkers for the awards show. you know what the other top talker i'm finding on twitter is michael keaton. i was trying to figure out why is everyone talking about michael keaton. obviously "spotlight" winning best picture. michael keaton's celebration as he walked up to the stage, he kind of dropped two words that i cannot say on television. and it's getting a lot of talk. a lot of smiles this morning. >> i was wondering what that was about. abc's brandi hitt explaining it all from the dolby theater. brandi in hollywood, thank you so much.
let's check in right now with another member of our team who spent hours on the red carpet earlier on sunday and backstage. abc's leslie messer. good morning. we have to start with what a huge win for leonardo dicaprio. >> reporter: i was so afraid of what would happen if leo didn't win. that is how badly everybody wanted him to take home best actor. and when it was announced, the entire press room erupted into applause. everyone, i mean, it was like everyone was breathing an corrective sigh of relief. >> it's pretty impressive. you can hear him right there. he made a big speech about climate change, as well. already passionate about a lot of causes. what was it with the reaction backstage to chris rock? what are people buzzing about now? >> i think everyone was really impressed that he tackled this controversy head-on. it continued throughout the show. if he hadn't done what he did, i think he would be criticized for that. i thought he was really funny.
jokes. nothing really fell flat. i give him credit. he did a great job. >> the new york daily news not agreeing saying he went too far. he did go there. what's it like to cover the oscars? i imagine it's pretty glamorous. you're there on the red carpet. you're rubbing elbows with leo. what's it like? >> as far as work assignments go, it could get a lot worse than having to cover the oscars. it's surreal. it's something everybody grows up watching on television and to be there and see your favorite celebrities walking in looking more unbelievable than they've ever looked and then also on a sentimental note, seeing them accomplish their dream and realizing this lifelong dream is a pretty special thing to see if >> it is a really big deal there. >> abc's leslie messer live in hollywood. our oscar coverage is just getting started. we have a special edition of the "skinny" on hollywood style later this half hour. >> one you don't want to miss.
other major story that we're following this morning. of course, it is a battle for the white house. this morning donald trump on the defensive after a controversial kkk endorsement. >> his rivals couldn't wait to pounce, hurling a fury of insults. it's your voice, your vote. abc's stephanie ramos is covering the campaign. >> reporter: gop front-runner donald trump taking attacks from all sides including personal insults. >> he is a con artist. >> con artist. >> i will never stop until we keep a con man from taking over the party of reagan. >> reporter: trump responding with a series of tweets repeatedly calling marco rubio a lightweight. but getting into some trouble, too. retweeting a quote by mussolini and refusing to disavow an endorsement from kkk grand wizard david duke during an interview on cnn's state of the union. >> i know nothing about david duke or white supremacists and so you're asking me a question that i'm supposed to be talking about people that i know nothing about. >> reporter: trump apparently
disavowed duke on friday. rubio pounced on the interview. >> we cannot be a party that nominates someone who refuses to condemn white supremacists and the ku klux klan. >> a rare moment of agreement with democrats. bernie sanders tweeting this out. america's first black president cannot and will not be succeeded by a hate monger who refuses to condemn the kkk. >> good morning. >> reporter: hillary clinton retweeted sandeders' message as she celebrates her big win in the south carolina primary. >> you see, i do believe america remains great. >> reporter: stephanie ramos, abc news, washington. coming up in our oscars edition of the "skinny," chris rock's biggest laughs and most awkward moment of the evening. > from dazzling gowns to plunging necklines, our senior analyst is here with exclusive fashion insights you won't get anywhere else. you're watching "world news now." anywhere else.
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>> this is the wildest, craziest oscars to ever host because you got all this controversy, no black nominees. you know? and people are like, chris, you should boycott. chris you should quit. you should quit. you know, how come it's only unemployed people that tell you to quit something? i'm sure there were no black 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 like too busy being raped and lynched to care about who won best cinematographer. jada's going to boycott the oscars. jada boycotting 0 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.
it's like, we like you, rhonda. but you're not a kappa. because "rocky" takes place in a word where white athletes are as good as black athletes. so rocky's a science fiction movie. >> he did get a lot of laughs. did he get the tone right, do you think? >> there was a lynching joke and there was a rihanna underwear joke. >> yeah. >> it was quite a tone. the "new york daily news" said that he went way too far. they put him on the front page. but needed to tack it in typical chris rock style. >> he did it his way, didn't he? >> he did. he probably won't be back next year. he did a great job. bravo. >> next to one of the most awkward moments of the evening. > when chris rock introduced stacy dash. remember her in the actress turned fox news pundit who has mocked the necessity of b.e.t. and even black history month as the academy's new director of minority outreach.
people out. happy black history month. thank you. >> thank you. >> oh, boy. yeah, you could tell there was a bit of awkward silence and then a bit of polite applause. have come from the weekend who really, really didn't want to laugh. but he just couldn't resist. so he did laugh. >> he didn't know what to do. neither did any of us at home. afterwards dash did take to her blog responding to her critics who charge that she's not black enough saying i'd rather be a free thinking black than a cookie cutter black who thinks and votes just like all my friends. who knew there was such a thing as cookie cutter blacks. >> now earlier, an even more awkward moment played out on the red carpet and the internet. a beauty company tweeted they had no idea oprah was tattooed. they couldn't believe, it was kind of awkward. as you can see, that's not really oprah. the woman with the tattoos is whoopi goldberg.
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sorry. finally our own red carpet host michael strahan in an eye-catching two-tone blue tux but apparently "gq" magazine wasn't impressed. how can you criticize his necktie? they said when it comes to black tie events there are only two options a bow tie or no tie at all. if you can pull it off, hey, michael, you can pull it off. >> michael looked absolutely amazing. now that the guys are out of the way, it is time for the real fashion to begin. >> jackson's red carpet round coming up next. he's got his take on fashion. >> he actually got all dressed up for it. it's really impressive. i might be wearing that for my halloween party. >> will you? >> yeah. halloween party. >> will you? >> yeah. but these liquid gels are new. mucinex fast max. it's the same difference. these are multi-symptom. well so are these. this one is max strength and fights mucus. that one doesn't. uh...think fast!
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us thoughts on the looks of the night. jack sheehan, welcome. >> yes, i got all dressed up for it. let's get right to. who else got dressed up? charlize theron. let's take a look at this. now that is a movie star, ladies and gentlemen. total glam on the red carpet. that is dior haute couture. that strategically placed necklace. old charlize had heads turning in red on the red carpet. >> i got to say jadore. >> no doubt. moving on, saoirse ronan, star of "brooklyn" another plunging neckline. you see the theme developing here. emerald green, republic of ireland. intentionally mismatched earrings. saoirse doing well. who did not do well? heidi klum. oh, dear. marchesa. that is a whimsical flowing mess right there.
disaster. >> they didn't finish it. >> she just got to put that thing away and forget that that ever happened. holy god. it didn't get any better with olivia wilde. >> that's wild. >> that's a pleated cream something from valentino. it looked like strips of tape to be honest. >> it kind of does. >> when it comes back up, that weird choker necklace didn't do anything for anybody either. olivia wilde. >> that's. >> thanks for nothing on that. also cate blanchett. we're going to disagree on this one. >> she looks beautiful. >> she looks stunning. > i'm going to go on the record and declare that a flowery seafoam green disaster from armani. >> no. you couldn't be further from the truth. >> we love it. >> somebody in hollywood called that good and they should be fired. >> we love this. >> oh, no. >> we disagree. >> get her out of here.
sandy powell this woman is a costume designer. orange hair, aquamarine suit. she was misidentified on e's coverage. who knows what was going on here. she's a three-time oscar winner. full credit to her. if she designed that, she might never work in hollywood again. the first annual analyst best dressed award goes to naomi watts. i'll tell you what, shimmering in sapphire blue and purple from armani prive, there with her
thank you so very. >> and host chris rock ripping into racism with humor. >> i'm here at the academy awards, otherwise known as the 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