2016 Academy Awards

Check out the latest here on the 88th annual Academy Awards. Get fresh content from a variety of sources -- including Stars and Stripes -- about the show and nominees. Look for stories in the pages of Stars and Stripes, as well as full coverage of the Feb. 28 awards ceremony.

Host Chris Rock speaks at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)<br>Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

'Spotlight' takes top Oscar amid biting commentary on race

Bringing an end to an unpredictable and tumultuous Oscar race, the newsroom drama "Spotlight" took home the top prize for best picture at the 88th Academy Awards on Sunday, emerging victorious in what had widely been seen as a three-way race with the brutal frontier epic "The Revenant" and the financial crisis dramedy "The Big Short."

Latest Oscar buzz

Reviews of the best picture nominees