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Oscars 2016: Photos and highlights from 88th annual Academy Awards

From Chris Rock's monologue to performances to Leonardo DiCaprio's big win, here's what happened at the 88th annual awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Scroll through for some of the big moments from Sunday night's show.

Chris Rock delivers monologue to start the show

Chris Rock presents on stage at the 88th
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Chris Rock presents on stage at the 88th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 28, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Rock addressed diversity head-on

Chris Rock delivers the monologue at the 88th
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Chris Rock delivers the monologue at the 88th annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Feb. 28, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Just hanging in the audience

Reese Witherspoon, Matt Damon, Benicio del Toro and
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Reese Witherspoon, Matt Damon, Benicio del Toro and Pharrell Williams in the audience during the 88th annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Feb. 28, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Waiting for the show to begin

Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh in the audience
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Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh in the audience during the 88th annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Feb. 28, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Stacey Dash made an awkward appearance...

Stacey Dash appeared on stage and wished everyone
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Stacey Dash appeared on stage and wished everyone a "Happy Black History Month." But last month, Dash appeared on "Fox and Friends" and said there shouldn't be such a thing because "We're Americans. Period. That's it."

Sam Smith performed 'Writing's On The Wall'

Sam Smith performs on stage at the 88th
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Sam Smith performs on stage at the 88th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 28, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Sarah Silverman did not see the latest 'Bond' film

Sarah Silverman speaks onstage during the 88th annual
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Sarah Silverman speaks onstage during the 88th annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Feb. 28, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Alicia Vikander wins best supporting actress

Alicia Vikander accepts the award for best supporting
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Alicia Vikander accepts the award for best supporting actress in "The Danish Girl" from J. K. Simmons on stage at the 88th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 28, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe

Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe present onstage at
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Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe present onstage at the 88th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 28, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron

Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron present on stage
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Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron present on stage at the 88th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 28, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Benicio del Toro and Jennifer Garner

Benicio del Toro and Jennifer Garner present onstage
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Benicio del Toro and Jennifer Garner present onstage at the 88th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 28, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Jared Leto made a joke about a merkin ('Google it')

Margot Robbie and Jared Leto speak onstage during
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Margot Robbie and Jared Leto speak onstage during the 88th annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Feb. 28, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Best costumes, natch

Cate Blanchett presents the best costume category at
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Cate Blanchett presents the best costume category at the 88th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 28, 2016 in Los Angeles.

A lesson for Black History Month...

Angela Bassett presents a humorous sketch at the
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Angela Bassett presents a humorous sketch at the 88th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 28, 2016 in Los Angeles.

'Mad Max' wins (basically) all the technical awards

Mark Mangini and David White accept their award
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Mark Mangini and David White accept their award for best sound editing for "Mad Max: Fury Road" onstage at the 88th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 28, 2016 in Los Angeles.

BB-8! And R2-D2 and C-3PO

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"Star Wars" droids arrive onstage at the 88th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 28, 2016 in Los Angeles.

It's cookie time

Girl Scout troops (Chris Rock's daughters, he said)
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Girl Scout troops (Chris Rock's daughters, he said) sell cookies at the 88th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 28, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Mark Rylance wins best supporting actor in surprise upset

Mark Rylance accepts the award for best supporting
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Mark Rylance accepts the award for best supporting actor in "Bridge of Spies" at the 88th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 28, 2016 in Los Angeles.

"Amy" wins the Oscar for best documentary feature

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"Amy" won the Oscar for best documentary feature on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016.

In memoriam

Dave Grohl performs onstage during the 88th annual
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Dave Grohl performs onstage during the 88th annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Feb. 28, 2016 in Los Angeles during the "in memoriam" montage.

Lady Gaga performed 'Til It Happens To You'

Lady Gaga performed onstage at the 88th annual
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Lady Gaga performed onstage at the 88th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 28, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Brie Larson wins best actress

Brie Larson wins the best actress award for
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Brie Larson wins the best actress award for "Room" during the 88th annual Academy Awards on Feb. 28, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Leonardo DiCaprio wins best actor

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the award for best
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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the award for best actor in "The Revenant" at the Oscars on Feb. 28, 2016 in Los Angeles.

'Spotlight' nabs best picture

The production team and cast of
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The production team and cast of "Spotlight" celebrate the award for best picture at the 88th annual Oscars on Feb. 28, 2016 in Los Angeles.

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