Os­car’s golden (and not so bright) mo­ments are the rule

USA TO­DAY’s Carly Mal­len­baum digs through the lat­est celebrity news for high­lights ... and low­lights. Think high school year­book su­perla­tives — if Sam Smith and Stacey Dash were class­mates.

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LEAST LIKELY TO HAVE A FACT-CHECKER: SAM SMITH

Smith didn’t say any­thing par­tic­u­larly egre­gious or of­fen­sive when he ac­cepted the Os­car for Spectre’s Writ­ing’s on the Wall, but he did talk about how he might be the first openly gay Academy Award win­ner. The thing is ... he’s not. “(EX­PLE­TIVE). (Ex­ple­tive) that!” Smith said back­stage Sun­day af­ter a reporter in­formed him that two other openly gay­men— Howard Ashman and Dustin Lance Black — had won Os­cars.

MOST SUR­PRIS­ING WIN­NER: MARK RY­LANCE

Though Sylvester Stal­lone had been fa­vored to win the sup­port­ing-ac­tor Os­car, Bridge of Spies star Ry­lance took the tro­phy. “I’ve al­ways just adored sto­ries— hear­ing them, see­ing them, be­ing in them,” Ry­lance said. “So for me to have the chance to work with one of the great­est sto­ry­tellers of our time, Steven Spiel­berg, has been such an honor.” Mean­while, many stars tweeted their sup­port for Stal­lone. “Tome, you’re the best, no mat­ter what they say,” Arnold Sch­warzeneg­ger wrote.

BIG­GEST REA­SON TO CEL­E­BRATE: LEONARDO DICAPRIO

It took six act­ing nom­i­na­tions and eat­ing raw bi­son liver for DiCaprio to fi­nally take home his first Academy Award. The crowd at the Dolby Theatre cheered once DiCaprio’s name was called, and fans on Twit­ter broke Os­car-day records with their tweets about the award-win­ning ac­tor. DiCaprio used his ac­cep­tance speech to thank his di­rec­tors and es­pe­cially to shine a spot­light on global warm­ing.

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