After finally getting his hands on a golden statue Leo took the celebrations to a West Hollywood restaurant. According to TMZ, after a few hours of partying Leo left the restaurant but forgot to take one rather important possession with him. Yep, somehow he got caught up in the moment and left behind his beloved Oscar statue.
Luckily a good samaritan was on standby to run out to his car and return it. Phew.
It’s official… Leonardo DiCaprio is an Oscar winner!
After racking up a whopping six nominations over the years, the 41-year-old was FINALLY named Best Actor for his role as Hugh Glass in The Revenant. And the whole world shed a tear. Well, we did anyway…
Leo had been the favourite to walk away with the gong, having already won a BAFTA, Golden Globe and SAG Award for his part in the gritty survival drama.
But he was up against stiff competition, including last year’s winner Eddie Redmayne (for The Danish Girl), Michael Fassbender (for Steve Jobs) and Matt Damon (for The Martian).
However, his moment finally came when 2015’s Best Actress Julianne Moore announced to the audience at LA’s Dolby Theater that he’d gone and done it. Woo!
During his speech, Leo took the opportunity to bring up an issue close to his heart (no, not his friendship with Kate Winslet) – climate change.
He stated that that global warming is ‘the most urgent threat affecting our entire species’ and that it even affected the shoot of The Revenant, which is set during a bitter winter.
‘Our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet just to find snow,’ said Leo, before claiming 2015 was the ‘hottest year on record’.
Of course, the whole thing was totes emosh. And there was one person who agreed with us – Kate.
The 40-year-old – who lost out on the Best Supporting Actress to The Danish Girl‘s Alicia Vikander – could be seen listening intently to Leo’s speech.
She was clutching her hands to her face, and actually looked a bit like she was on the verge of tears. Aw.
HUGE congratulations, Leo!
Watch his speech below…