Last night, the 88th annual Oscars took place in Hollywood at the Dolby Theatre. This star-studded evening featured all your favorite actors and actresses up for awards, as well as directors, producers, and musical artists. There were many awards given out last night, but arguably the most anticipated one being was the award for Best ActorLeonardo Dicaprio took home a well deserved Academy Award for his role in The Revenant. For a full list of nominees and winners, head over to the Oscars site.

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While movies are fantastic, here at Earnuggets, we are all about the music. Last night was not just about cinema, but also the music in cinema as well. Artists such as Sam Smith, Lady Gaga, The Weeknd, and David Lang were nominated for Best Original Song for their work in some of the films that were honored throughout the night. There were also four incredible live performances during the award show that complimented the films they were in. Feel free to view all the performances below and let us know what you think about them.

The Weeknd performs Earned It, from 50 Shades of Grey

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Sam Smith performs Writing’s On the Wall, from Spectre

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Dave Grohl perfoms BeatlesBlackbird

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Lady Gaga performs an emotional Till It Happens to You. Gaga delivers a powerful performance accompanied by rape survivors singing about an important problem that occurs more often than we think.

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Written by Miles Riddle

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