Oscars 2016: Host Chris Rock kick starts ceremony

Oscars 2016: Host Chris Rock kick starts ceremony

Host Chris Rock has kicked off the 88th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, BBC reports.

 

Leonardo DiCaprio is expected to take home his first Oscar, for best actor.

 

The Revenant, for which he is nominated, has 12 nominations and is also seen as a strong contender for best picture and best director.

 

The ceremony is being boycotted by some Hollywood figures protesting about the lack of ethnic diversity among this year's nominees.

 

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