Monday, February 29, 2016

After 23 Years of Nomination: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio FINALLY Bags An Oscar Award [Photos]

LEONARDO DICAPRIO has finally won the Oscar for Best Actor thanks to his role in box-office hit The Revenant.

The win comes 23 years after he received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape.

The actor took to the stage to thank the Academy after Julianne Moore presented him with the gong, and he received a standing ovation from the A-list crowd.

As well as thanking his co-stars, he also used his speech to raise awareness of global warming.

Leonardo had already won a BAFTA, a Critics Choice Award, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his leading role in blockbuster.

The actor thanked his cast and everyone who worked on the film

The star looked stunned to have finally won an Oscar

After months of speculation and words of support from his peers, the actor looked overwhelmed to finally receive the golden trophy.

The Revenant is an American frontier survival and revenge film, which sees Leonardo's character Hugh Glass sustain horrific injuries from a brutal bear attack.

When he is left behind by his hunting team, he is forced to utilise his survival skills to find a way back home.

Leonardo was congratulated by Kate after he won the Best Actor Oscar

Kate has not been shy about her support for Leonardo in the weeks running up to the Oscars

Speaking about the film, the 41-year-old said it was "one of the most difficult ones I've ever done in my life".

Talking about the possibility of winning as he arrived at the ceremony earlier in the evening, the star explained he was just grateful to be nominated.

He told E!: "I feel particularly proud of this film. I'm proud to be here representing a movie like this. The truth of the matter is that I just feel blessed to do movies like this."

Leonardo said it was one of the most difficult films he had worked on


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