According to ABC News on Feb. 28, Leonardo DiCaprio wins his first Oscar for his role in “The Revenant.” A lot of viewers were rooting for DiCaprio to win his first Oscar. When his name was called as the winner, the room exploded with cheers, and there was a standing ovation, including those who were nominated along with him is the Best Actor category.
DiCaprio’s speech went over the 45 seconds allowed, but the music did not play to stop him from speaking. The first-time Oscar winner congratulated the others who were nominated along with him in the same category. During his remarks, the newly Oscar winner said, “I do not take tonight for granted.” He highlighted global warming, which is an issue he is passionate about.
DiCaprio had been the favorite to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in “The Revenant.” Many offered their support before the 88th Academy Awards on Sunday night. According to Today Pop Culture, Adele tweeted her support to Leonardo DiCaprio. The 27-year-old took to Twitter earlier in the day to wish him luck. Lady Gaga also showed her support on Twitter.
Some people believe Leonardo should have won an Oscar 23 years ago when he was a teenager for his role in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?” The 41-year-old actor has been nominated for numerous awards and has won three Golden Globe Awards. He has been nominated six times for an Academy Award, but this is his first win.
Even though “The Revenant” had 12 nominations, the film took home two Oscars. Besides, DiCaprio’s well-deserved win for Best Actor, Alejandro González Iñárritu won an Oscar for Best Director.