And we have a winner! Leonardo DiCaprio landed the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 2016 Oscars on Feb. 28 at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles for his role in The Revenant. Well done, Leo you deserve it after all these years! Click here for the full details.
The 88th Academy Awards at The Dolby Theatre on Feb. 28 proved to be lucky for Leonardo DiCaprio, 41, who won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in The Revenant! Well done, Leo! It was fully deserved and thoroughly worth waiting for in your 5th nomination! And he told us to be aware of climate change!
This year’s Best Actor category was one of the closest to call in years. In fact, it was nigh-on impossible to judge who should win out of this talent! Eddie Redmayne gave a sterling transgender transformation performance in The Danish Girl, while Matt Damon in The Martian was spellbinding. The always reliable Michael Fassbender was as good a Steve Jobs we’ve ever seen and Bryan Cranston was awesome as a moviemaker in Trumbo!
On winning his award, Leo thanked his “brother” Tom Hardy. “Your fierce talent can only be surpassed by your friendship off screen.” He gave a shout out to director Alejandro González Inarritu, who he said he was thankful to work with.
Leo also spoke of climate change. “Climate change is real,” he told the audience. “(It’s) the most urgent threat facing our species. We need help around the world.”
Earlier on the red carpet, Leo looked the picture of elegance in a classic tux accentuating his gentlemanly style and screaming pure class. Maybe we’ll see him as the next James Bond? Wouldn’t that be something? It would be as impressive as Kate Winslet‘s reaction to Leo’s Oscar win.
Last year Eddie swept the board, winning the Best Actor Oscar for his performance playing Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. That was also the same year Birdman, directed by The Revenant director Alejandro won Best Picture.
In the run up to the Oscars, Leo was odds-on favorite after winning the Best Actor Awards at this year’s Golden Globes, BAFTAs, SAG Awards and the AACTA International Awards.
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