Oscars 2016 Leonardo DiCaprio

Oscars 2016: Leonardo DiCaprio Wins Best Actor for The Revenant

The fifth time was indeed the charm for Leonardo DiCaprio.

At the 88th Academy Awards on Sunday, the Growing Pains alum picked up the best actor Oscar for his work in The Revenant, beating out fellow nominees Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Matt Damon (The Martian), Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs) and Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl).

The Revenant was a product of the tireless efforts of an unbelievable cast I got to work alongside,” he said in his acceptance speech. “First off, to my brother in this endeavor, Tom Hardy, your fierce talent on screen can only be surpassed by your friendship off screen. To [director] Alejandro Iñárritu… you have forged your way into history these past two years. What an unbelievable talent you are.”

It was DiCaprio’s first win after four consecutive losses. He previously went home empty-handed for 1993’s What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, 2005’s The Aviator, 2007’s Blood Diamond and 2014’s The Wolf of Wall Street.

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DiCaprio — who garnered rapturous reviews for his role as 19th century frontiersman Hugh Glass — entered Sunday’s ceremony the odds-on favorite to take home the best actor trophy, following awards-season triumphs at Golden Globes, the SAG Awards, the BAFTAs and the Critics Choice Awards.

What do you think? Did you pick Leo in your office pool? Was his acceptance speech a winner? Sound off below! 

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16 Comments
  1. Katie says:

    Finally!!!

  2. Mak says:

    Never watched the movie and I don’t think I will but I was rooting for Leo so much…congrats to him…finally!

  3. Scott says:

    and no mention of the carbon footprint he leaves behind when he uses private planes/jets #hypocrite

    • lame says:

      Ha,ha,ka, he should ride a bicycle to all his location shoots

    • Stephanie says:

      Really of all the things to complain about in the world one jet out of the MILLIONS of other ppl who fly there own personal plane/jet no to mention world hunger or world peace? he deserved that Oscar and I’m pretty sure that most people that can afford to have a private plane would use it please stop finding petty stuff to bring him down its annoying

  4. JSS says:

    He’s the King of the World!

  5. Meres says:

    Six nominations! Not 5!

    • TayMads says:

      No it’s five. He has only been nominated for Best Actor five times. The sixth nomination comes from a producer credit on Wolf of Wall Street. I think that is what he is referencing.

  6. Mr. Tran K says:

    As now retired WWE superstar Daniel Bryan would say – YES! YES! YES!

  7. BAFord says:

    Saw The Revenant – loved the horror of man against nature and the stark beauty of the film and nature. Leo was fantastic and I’m not necessarily a Leo fan. He deserved it as the Director did! Great film

  8. Phoenix5634 says:

    Loved Leo’s acceptance speech, best of the night! Congrats on the Oscar!

  9. Prada says:

    and not mention to Kate Winslet? sorry leo but that was rude

  10. Murica! says:

    Well deserved. His performance in the Revenant was outstanding!

  11. Joey Padron says:

    Happy Leo finally won an Oscar!