Finally Leonardo DiCaprio is in possession of a coveted gold trophy. He took home the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in The Revenant. In the months leading up to the event fans took to social media, petitioning and widely sharing memes in support for the actor.
He has previously been nominated for an Oscar five times for his roles in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, The Aviator, Blood Diamond, and The Wolf of Wall Street.
DiCaprio used his acceptance speech to raise awareness about climate change. He said, “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.”
The actor concluded his speech by saying, “I do not take this night for granted.”
Best Picture went to Tom McCarthy’s real-life drama, Spotlight. Mad Max, Fury Road also won six awards for costume design, production design, hair and makeup, editing, sound editing and sound mixing.