Leonardo DiCaprio has won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in The Revenant. Presenter Julianne Moore, who won Best Actress at last year’s awards, waited a respectable amount of time before announcing DiCaprio’s name, as if to see if she could make time itself pause briefly in anticipation.
Born in 1974 without a gold statuette, Leonardo Willhelm DiCaprio has starred in over two dozen films, including Gangs of New York and The Basketball Diaries. He once had an uncredited role as Darlene’s classmate in a 1991 episode of Roseanne. To date, DiCaprio has won over 40 awards and has been nominated six times for an Oscar. This is his first win. The curse is broken.
DiCaprio ended his with a big note on the environment:
“Climate change is real, it is happening right now, it is the most urgent threat facing our entire speices and we need to work collectively and stop procrastinating. We need to support leaders around the world… whos speak for all of humanity.”
Class of 2016: Mark Rylance, Brie, Leo, and Alicia Vikander posed backstage after winning in the acting categories