Leonardo DiCaprio wins his first Academy Award at 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. Image Credit: ABC News
Leonardo DiCaprio wins his first Academy Award at 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. Image Credit: ABC News
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As Hollywood gathered for the 88th Academy Awards to honour the past year of filmmaking, no one saw this coming, “Leonardo DiCaprio” wins an OSCAR Award after five previous unsuccessful nominations from his role in “The Revenant.”

Mail Online reports that, the emotional 41-year-old star led the winners at the glittering 88th Academy Awards in Beverly Hills, which saw Room’s Brie Larson take home Best Actress and Spotlight scooping the coveted Best Picture prize.

“Making The Revenant was about man’s relationship to the natural world, climate change is real. It is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating. We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters or the big corporations but for all people.” Says Leo, during his acceptance speech

“Let us not take our planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted.” As he concluded his emotional speech.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s win for Best Actor in “The Revenant,” generated more than 440,000 Tweets per minute, the most-Tweeted minute of an Oscars telecast ever, beating out the previous record of 255,000 Tweets per minute, set when Ellen DeGeneres Tweeted this star studded selfie back in 2014.

The internet also exploded upon Leo’s winning and celebrated with some pretty clever memes…..check them out:

Fellow celebrities also came and congratulated the “The Revenant” star

We’re also happy for Leonardo DiCaprio, congratulation on winning your first Academy Award.

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