But the Best Picture winner was an upset, as was the Best Supporting Actor prize - which went to one of Britain’s greatest stage actors instead of a Hollywood old timer.
These are the eight things that everyone will be talking about this morning.
The singer’s performance was introduced by US Vice President Joe Biden, whose direct, heartfelt words on sexual abuse struck a chord with viewers across the world.
“Too many women and men are still victims of sexual abuse," he said, before urging his audience to "take the pledge”.
• Spotlight wins Best Picture, and Leonardo Di Caprio wins Best Actor • Brie Larson wins Best Actress, and Alejandro González Iñárritu wins Best Director • Here's the full list of Oscars 2016 winners • All the news - and gossip from the after-parties It wasn’t all foregone conclusions at the Oscars 2016.
As anticipated, the race issue dominated much of the night and Leo nailed his Best Actor gong.
And for once she got to watch him collect his Oscar, rather than the other way around.
These are the best Kate and Leo moments from last night - at least the ones caught on camera.
Rebecca Hawkes and Patrick Smith Asif Kapadia's film Amy won the Academy Award for best documentary feature film at the Oscars on Sunday night but Mitch Winehouse, the father of the late singer and the film's subject is not celebrating.
In fact, he refuses to change his stance 'just because film won Oscar' Chris Rock killed the monologue and Ennio Morricone finally scored, but which clueless idiot invited Stacey Dash?
Could a loud, proud action movie – in which a one-armed woman drives across the desert with a small band of runaway brides, fleeing from a water-hoarding, boil-infected warlord named Immortan Joe – really be a serious contender for Best Picture?
Obviously, the answer was no: the prize was eventually claimed by Spotlight, a drama about sex abuse in the Catholic church.
But what was clear, was that the Academy actually really, really liked Fury Road.