Here are 8 great family moments from this year's Oscars

The Academy Awards are all finished. And while "Spotlight" won Best Picture, there was another winner on Sunday night: family.
Feb 29, 2016

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  • You see a lot of the same at the Oscars every year.

  • Sometimes it's the tears from award winners, other times it's winners speaking too long or getting cut off by the music. But almost more than anything else, you'll often see award winners thanking their families.

  • As Quartz's Keith Collins reported in January, those who win at the Academy Awards will thank members of their family more than God

  • Mentions of family in all Oscar acceptance speeches since 1982
    Mentions of family in all Oscar acceptance speeches since 1982 / via Atlas
  • We saw this Sunday night at the 2016 Oscars among many award winners. But these words of thanks were far from the only family moments from this year's award show. Here are eight family moments you saw during the Oscars.

  • Jacob Tremblay shared a family photo before the award show

  • What better way to kick off the family side of the night than with a road trip to the award show? That's what 9-year-old Jacob Tremblay ("Room") did on Sunday night.

  • While on his way to the show, Tremblay shared a photo of himself in the backseat as his parents took selfies of themselves and their breakout star of a son, according to Entertainment Weekly.

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  • This clearly didn't end throughout the night. He also took a selfie with his on-screen mom from "Room," Brie Larson.

  • Family members as dates

  • Chris Evans ("Captain America") brought his sister to the award show, while Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Revenant") brought his mother with him.

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  • Award winners thank their families

  • Adam McKay, who won an Oscar for best original adapted screenplay for "The Big Short," thanked his daughters.

  • "To my kids, I am so happy to be your father."

  • Oscars: Adam McKay Warns Against "Weirdo Billionaires" in Acceptance Speech
    Oscars: Adam McKay Warns Against "Weirdo Billionaires" in Acceptance Speech / via The Hollywood Reporter
  • Also, the winners of Best Animated Short Film for "Bear Story," Gabriel Oscorio and Pato Scala, thanked their families, too.

  • Your child's favorite toys made it on stage

  • Before the Oscars went to a commercial break, three familiar faces to children came out on stage: C3PO, R2D2 and BB8 — the popular droids of the Star Wars films.

  • Not too long after, the Minions from the "Despicable Me" and "Minion" movies came out on the stage for a silly moment.

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  • And "Toy Story" stars Buzz Lightyear and Woody celebrated their 20th anniversary by presenting awards.

  • Host Chris Rock makes plea for his daughter

  • Just after a commercial break, host Chris Rock told a story about how he has spent so much time working on the Oscars that he hasn't helped his daughter sell Girl Scout cookies.

  • So he asked all the attendees to spend money and buy some Thin Mints.

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  • Rock said later his daughter raised $65,243 on the night. He closed the show asking those in attendance to buy some more cookies.

  • "Inside Out" wins for Best Animated Feature Film

  • "Inside Out," a story about a young girl's emotions as she grows up, won the award for Best Animated Feature Film. The film taught how we think about emotions. And as my colleague Chandra Johnson noted, the film was a sign of how sophisticated children's films have become.

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  • Vice President Joe Biden and Lady Gaga fight for sexual assault survivors

  • Toward the tail-end of the show, Vice President Joe Biden came out on stage to a thunderous standing ovation and talked about how many sexual assault victims refuse to come forward, often worried that it's their fault for being assaulted.

  • But he said it wasn't their fault.

  • The vice president then introduced Lady Gaga on stage, who performed her song "Till It Happens to You," which comes from "The Hunting Ground," a documentary that discusses the difficulty of sexual assault victims on colleges campuses.

  • Brie Larson wins for "Room"

  • Larson played the struggling single mother in "Room," a movie about a mom and son's struggle of living in a room under the guise of a sexually and physically abusive man. Larson took home the award, thanking her co-star and onscreen son Tremblay during her award speech.

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Herb Scribner is a writer for Deseret Digital Media.

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