HE DID IT, GUYS: Leonardo DiCaprio Finally Won His Oscar


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Are you tearing up? We're tearing up. After *two decades*, six nominations (What's Eating Gilbert GrapeThe AviatorBlood Diamond, and The Wolf of Wall Street), and plenty of internet memes, he did it you guys. He won. Leonardo DiCaprio has a gold statue for Best Actor thanks to his performance in The Revenant. Give us a minute. 

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DiCaprio took the time to talk climate change and it was everything we could do not to jump up and down. "I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let's not take this planet for granted, I do not take this night for granted." 


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