Your 2016 Oscars in GIFs: Watch Jacob Tremblay geek out over "Star Wars" droids and more

Here's the only Mark Ruffalo GIF you'll ever need—and a reaction shot from The Weeknd you won't want to miss

Published February 29, 2016 5:17AM (EST)


Another year of whitewashed Oscar nominees will hopefully (but unlikely) bring about changes to the industry and its highest awards. One thing, however, will never change: A-list crowd reactions will continue to be magical.

This year was especially reaction-worthy with Chris Rock landing more blows than Creed.

Perhaps the most bizarre moment of the night was "Clueless" star Stacey Dash's brief self-deprecating cameo as "director of our new minority outreach program."

The Weeknd responded thusly:

A brilliant pre-taped sketch featured black actors in the roles of white Best Actor nominees. A standout in the sketch was SNL cast member Leslie Jones, who broke the format to play the bear that mauls Leo DiCaprio to death in "The Revenant":

And if you're controversy-averse, here's the hands-down most adorable moment of the night, when Jacob Tremblay (of "Room") -- who wore "Star Wars" socks to the ceremony -- craned his neck to watch the droids R2D2, C-3PO, and BB-8 make an on-stage cameo:

Mark Ruffalo may not have taken home the hardware for his supporting role in "Spotlight," but he walked away with something arguably more important -- our hearts:

And the most poignant moment of the night followed Lady Gaga's performance of "Til It Happens to You," when several sexual assault survivors joined Gaga onstage:

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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2016 Academy Awards Chris Rock Jacob Tremblay Leonardo Dicaprio Leslie Jones Stacey Dash The Weeknd