After five Oscar nominations, Leonardo DiCaprio finally walked off the stage with the fancy gold trophy.
The actor took home the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in “The Revenant.”
Nobody was happier for him than Kate Winslet. Once Leo was announced ‘Best Actor’ for his role in ‘The Revenant,’ Kate had to wipe away her tears of joy!
While accepting the award DiCaprio highlighted an issue close to his heart, global warming.
“Making ‘The Revenant’ was about man’s relationship to the natural world, climate change is real,” he said. “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.”
“I am so grateful to the Academy for their recognition of this film. Making ‘The Revenant’ was one of the most rewarding and collaborative experiences of my life,” he said in a statement. “None of this would have been possible without Alejandro’s talent, vision and determination. Our dedicated crew also deserves to share in this moment. Together, they have created a truly unique cinematic experience. Congratulations to all of my fellow nominees this season. Thank you to the Academy.”
Previously, DiCaprio was nominated for his roles in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” “The Aviator,” “Blood Diamond,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”