Leonardo DiCaprio Cements His Legendary Hollywood Status With First Oscar Win For ‘The Revenant’
In 1993, Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated for Actor in a Supporting Role for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.
In 2004, Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Aviator.
In 2006, Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated for Actor in a Leading Role for Blood Diamond.
In 2013, Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated for Best Picture for The Wolf of Wall Street.
In 2013, Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Wolf of Wall Street.
On Sunday, February 29, 2016, Leonardo DiCaprio won the Oscar for the Best Actor for his role in The Revenant.
DiCaprio, portraying the real-life 19th-century fur trapper Hugh Glass who was mauled by a bear, was the star of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant. When he was announced as the winner of the prestigious Best Actor Award, he received a standing ovation from the crowd. He thanked his “brother” Tom Hardy, as well as Iñárritu and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, and even director Martin Scorsese. He also used the win to spotlight the growing issue of climate change.
“Climate change is real. It is happening right now. It’s the most urgent threat facing our entire species. We need to work together and stop procrastinating,” DiCaprio said.
The Revenant, also won best cinematography category and best director for Iñárritu.