Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins Oscar for Best Actor

29 February 2016 / 8 months 2 days ago

Leonardo DiCaprio has won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in “The Revenant”.

The Hollywood A-lister finally bagged the award after being nominated five times for an Oscar.

The 41-year-old beat Bryan Cranston ("Trumbo"), Matt Damon ("The Martian"), Michael Fassbender ("Steve Jobs") and Eddie Redmayne ("The Danish Girl") to win the award.

DiCaprio used his speech to urge for more action against climate change. "Climate change is real, it is happening right now, and it is the most urgent threat facing our entire species,” he said.

According to a report in AsiaOne, the Internet is in a happy place right now, after the announcement of Leonardo DiCaprio's victory.

Comedian Ellen Degeneres tweeted: "He did it! He really did it!", while BBC described the win as "long overdue".

DiCaprio also took to Twitter to thank The Acdemy and the cast of crew of “The Revenant for the award. 

To date, DiCaprio has won over 40 awards and has been nominated for an Oscar multiple times -- but this is the first time he has bagged the gold statuette.

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