Los Angeles: Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio won the Oscar for the Best Actor for his film 'The Revenant' at the 88th Academy Awards ceremony.
Leo tweeted out to the Academy in thanks as well as to his cast and crew.
— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) February 29, 2016
This was the first Oscar win for Leonardo, after being previously nominated but missing it. He had previously been nominated for 5 Academy Awards but to the dismay of many fans had not been able to win. The internet has been flooded with not only comedic memes about Leo's lack of Oscar wins, but also well-argued writings about how he truly deserved an Oscar at this point. It seems the Academy has finally bowed to pressure and decided to bring this meme to an end.
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Several starts have tweeted out their congratulations to the 'The Wolf of Wall Street' star. Stars such as talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 29, 2016
And stars such as science community celeb, Bill Nye The Science Guy.
Mr @LeoDiCaprio told the truth about climate change. There's a great deal to do. Let's get to work.
— Bill Nye (@BillNye) February 29, 2016
Let's not forget Youtube celebrities such as Matthew Patrick.
— Matthew Patrick (@MatPatGT) February 29, 2016
And finally Leonardo's Oscar itself!
@LeoDiCaprio hey daddy
— Leonardo's Oscar (@LeonardosOscar1) February 29, 2016
'The Revenant' is about a frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s who fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.