Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins that elusive Oscar

The talented actor – who has been nominated in the past, but has never received a gong – was announced as the Best Actor for his role in The Revenant.

On his sixth nomination, the actor finally takes home that elusive Academy Award. Photo: Getty Images

Let's face it, it was about time!

After receiving a standing ovation from his Hollywood peers, DiCaprio - a passionate environmentalist - used the opportunity to draw attention to climate change during his powerful acceptance speech.

“Making The Revenant was about man’s relationship to the natural world, the world that we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year in reported history — our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet just to be able to find snow,” he said.

"Climate change is real. It is happening right now. It's the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together."

“We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people out there who would be most affected by this. For our children’s children, and for those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed. I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted,” he said.

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DiCaprio beat Matt Damon in The Martian, Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs, Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl and Bryan Cranston in Trumbo.

Mad Max: Fury Road has so far made it six from eight on Hollywood's night of nights

The Aussie film - which was the best reviewed film of 2015 - has won all but two of the categories that have been announced so far at the 88th Annual Academy Awards.

The film, which stars Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, has taken home golden statues for Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.

Elka Wardega, from left, Lesley Vanderwalt, and Damian Martin accept the award for best makeup and hairstyling for Mad Max: Fury Road at the Oscars. Photo: Getty Images

Production designers Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson accepted the Oscar for Best Production Design, while director George Miller's wife, Margaret Sixel, collected the Oscar for Best Editing.

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Come on Leo, buy some cookies!

It's a good thing the Oscar's crowd are a loaded bunch, otherwise they wouldn't have been able to afford a packet of Girls Scout cookies.

Host Chris Rock sent his daughters out into the crowd and pleaded with audience members to spare some cash and buy a packet.

"Tina Fey, get that money girl," Rock yelled out into the crowd.

"Leo, you made $30 million, come on!"

Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe make a hilarious presenting duo

"Without getting too technical, Best Adapted Screenplay is the award for the screenplay that was best at adapting to whatever conditions came its way," explained The Gos.

Except...err...that's not quite right, as Rusty pointed out.

"Well, agree to disagree..." Ryan argues.

Tracy Morgan is the perfect Danish Girl at the 2016 Oscars

Tracy Morgan could teach Eddie Redmayne a thing or two about how to really play a Danish Girl... and mean it.

The comedian starred in hilarious Oscar's skit that reimagined this year's nominated films but this time starring black actors.

Morgan, who has been relatively quiet of late since his horrific crash in 2014, took the film's title rather literally. Deliciously literally.

Chris Rock knocks Oscars opening monologue out of the park

Our host for this year is none other than comedian Chris Rock - who last hosted the Academy Awards in 2005.

It would be impossible for Rock to ignore the diversity issue that has rocked the 2016 awards, and he did so in his signature hilarious style.

Chris Rock hosts the 88th Annual Academy Awards. Photo: Getty Images

"It’s the 88th Academy Awards, which means this whole no black nominees thing has happened at least 71 other times," Rock began.

“Black people did not protest. Why? because we had real things to protest at the time. We were too busy being raped and lynched to care about who won best cinematographer."

You can watch more of Chris Rock's opening monologue here.

Scroll down for a complete list as we update you on all the winners - and yes, unfortunately, the losers - from the 88th Annual Academy Awards.

Before the ceremony, though, the stars took to the red carpet to show off their stunning designer looks.

PHOTOS: Stars step out on the 2016 Oscars red carpet

BEST ACTOR
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant***WINNER***
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room***WINNER***
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Brie Larson accepts her award for Best Actress at the 2016 Academy Awards. Photo: Getty Images

BEST PICTURE
The Big Short
Bridge of Spiesf
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight***WINNER***

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl***WINNER***
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies***WINNER***
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

BEST DIRECTOR
Adam McKay, The Big Short
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant***WINNER***
Lenny Abrahamson, Room
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Earned It, Fifty Shades of Grey - The Weeknd
Manta Ray, Racing Extinction - J. Ralph & Antony
Simple Song #3, Youth - Sumi Jo
Til It Happens To You, The Hunting Ground - Lady Gaga
Writing’s On The Wall, Spectre - Sam Smith***WINNER***

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Bridge of Spies
Carol
The Hateful Eight***WINNER***
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Spotlight***WINNER***
Straight Outta Compton

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Big Short***WINNER***
Brooklyn
Carol
The Martian
Room


BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road***WINNER***
The Revenant

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BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road***WINNER***
The Martian
The Revenant

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Mad Max: Fury Road***WINNER***
The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
The Revenant

Margot Robbie and Jared Leto present the Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Photo: Getty Images

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Carol
The Hateful Eight
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant***WINNER***
Sicario

BEST EDITING
The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road***WINNER***
The Revenant
Spotlight
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST SOUND EDITING
Mad Max: Fury Road***WINNER***
The Martian
The Revenant
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST SOUND MIXING
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road**WINNER***
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Ex Machina***WINNER***
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Bear Story***WINNER***
Prologue
Sanjay’s Super Team
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Anomalisa
Boy and the World
Inside Out***WINNER***
Shawn the Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Body Team 12
Chau, Beyond the Lines
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness***WINNER***
Last Day of Freedom

Kate Winslet and Reese Witherspoon present an award at the 2016 Oscars. Photo: Getty Images

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Amy***WINNER***
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Embrace of the Serpent, Colombia
Mustang, France
Son of Saul, Hungary***WINNER***
Theeb, Jordan
A War, Denmark

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