The archive of all headlines from February 29, 2016, organized by time of publication.
President Obama has publicly feuded with the Supreme Court as few of his modern predecessors have. Today, his unexpected chance to remake the court depends on overcoming the formidable will of Senate Republicans.
Will Leonardo DiCaprio finally get his hands on a gong? Will The Revenant sweep the board? Or might Carol and Charlotte Rampling pull the mother of all upsets? Join us for all the action from the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood
Hours before the Academy Awards ceremony was to begin at 8:30 p.m. Eastern on ABC, nail-biting reigned over whether the lack of racial diversity would lead Mr. Rock to skewer Hollywood — and whether viewers would flee.
Chris Rock came straight out of the gate with a monologue that skewered Hollywood’s race problem. Will that be as far as the Oscars is willing to go? Follow us to find out. Plus, the small matter of who will win what
• Mad Max: Fury Road pulls ahead with six wins • Chris Rock attacks Hollywood’s race issues in opening speech • The Revenant, Ex Machina, Spotlight and The Big Short pick up early awards
• Mad Max: Fury Road pulls ahead with six wins • Chris Rock attacks Hollywood’s race issues in opening speech • Inside Out wins best animated feature film • Ex Machina surprises by taking home the visual effects Oscar
• Mad Max: Fury Road pulls ahead with six wins • Amy wins the award for best documentary • Mark Rylance and Alicia Vikander take Oscars for supporting roles • Inside Out named best animated feature
• Leonardo DiCaprio wins the best actor Oscar – finally • Alejandro González Iñárritu wins best director Oscar for The Revenant • Brie Larson named best actress for Room • Joe Biden introduces Lady Gaga • Mad Max: Fury Road leads the race with six wins
• Alejandro González Iñárritu wins best director and Leonardo DiCaprio the best actor Oscar – finally – for The Revenant • Brie Larson named best actress for Room • Mad Max: Fury Road takes six Academy Awards
Abuse drama takes best picture while The Revenant makes do with director, actor and cinematography, while Mad Max: Fury Road takes the most trophies and host Chris Rock tackles diversity crisis head-on
• Abuse drama takes best picture as The Revenant makes do with director, actor and cinematography • Mad Max: Fury Road takes the most trophies • Host Chris Rock tackles diversity crisis head-on
Mr. Rock had been signed to host the awards before the controversy over diversity, but it was a lucky pairing of host and subject. Hollywood was guilty, and he was deputized to carry out the sentence.
Rock's monologue set the tone for a night in which Leonardo DiCaprio spoke of the dangers of climate change, Vice President Joe Biden addressed sexual assault on college campuses and 'The Revenant' director Alejandro G. Inarritu dreamed of a world without prejudice.SEE THE STORY