While you were sleeping: Oscars recap, Leo’s win, Rock’s scathing monologue and more

Good morning! A lot happens in sports, even when you’re busy doing other non-sports-y stuff. In this case, you were probably watching the 2016 Oscars, and you probably want to relive the highs and lows from Sunday’s award show. So here are the top headlines and moments from yesterday, in case you missed anything while you fell asleep during the weird categories like “Achievement in Production Design,” etc.

Congrats, Leo!

“Always a bridesmaid, never a bride” no longer applies to Leonardo DiCaprio, who won his first Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in The Revenant. DiCaprio was a shoo-in to win from the get-go and didn’t even look surprised when his name was called. Congrats, Leo, even though in your acceptance speech you forgot to thank your scene-stealing co-star, The Bear.

Take a bow, Chris!

Host Chris Rock absolutely stole the show with his unapologetic opening monologue and didn’t let up at all throughout the night. He tackled the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, fired a mean clapback at Jada Pinkett Smith and didn’t let Hollywood off the hook at all for failing to nominate any actors of color in any major categories.

Rock also put together some hilarious skits, including this one starring Tracy Morgan as The Danish Girl.

Go home, Stacey!

The night’s biggest loser was Stacey Dash, who made a cringe-worthy appearance as the new “Academy Director of Diversity Outreach.”

For those who don’t know, the intended irony comes from Dash’s remarks that there should no longer by a Black History Month. The joke completely missed the mark and the audience was completely caught off-guard by Dash’s appearance.

Bravo, Gaga!

Our must-see moment of the night is Lady Gaga’s powerful performance of “Til It Happens To You.” Even though she didn’t win the Academy Award for Best Original Song, she slayed the stage with the emotional rendition and captivated the audience with the song’s message of survival. Check out a clip of Gaga’s masterful performance:

Look cool every morning. Find out what you missed in the sports world while you were sleeping, and impress your friends and co-workers. We won’t tell them you were actually watching the Knicks lose to the Heat.

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