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.
— Rachel Zoe (@RachelZoe) February 29, 2016
“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 (@LeoDiCaprio) February 29, 2016
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.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
The internet also exploded upon Leo’s winning and celebrated with some pretty clever memes…..check them out:
— Xavier Woods (@XavierWoodsPhD) February 29, 2016
— Laughing (@OMGtrolls) February 29, 2016
Fellow celebrities also came and congratulated the “The Revenant” star
Finally!!! Our guy!!! We’re so so happy for Leo!!!
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 29, 2016
Congrats to @LeoDiCaprio. Great speech!
— John Legend (@johnlegend) February 29, 2016
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 29, 2016
LEO WON LEO WON! FINALLY! I AM SCREAMING AND CRYING HA. LONG OVERDUE. HE IS JUST SENSATIONAL AND ONE OF A KIND. THANK YOU ACADEMY!!
— AllyBrooke Hernandez (@AllyBrooke) February 29, 2016
— Shannen Doherty (@DohertyShannen) February 29, 2016
We’re also happy for Leonardo DiCaprio, congratulation on winning your first Academy Award.