Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu soared into Hollywood lore when he picked up the Oscar for The Revenant, becoming the third filmmaker to win back-to-back Academy Awards for Best Director. But he describes himself as: "I think that I'm a musician before I am a filmmaker - a frustrated musician"
Hollywood elite is looking forward to the usual sparkling night of celebration, with survival epic The Revenant leading the charge for golden statuettes. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's The Revenant is the overall frontrunner, with 12 nominations, followed by George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road with 10
Leonardo DiCaprio is shooting for The Revenant, by Oscar-winning director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
A bunch of great speeches from the winners addressed issues of race, equality, homosexuality, suicide and immigration