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2016 Oscars: Leonardo DiCaprio Finally Wins An Oscar

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After almost 25-years of acting, Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his first Oscar award on Sunday night for Best Actor in his role in the movie, The Revenant.

DiCaprio was the only major cast member from Titanic that was not nominated for an Oscar when the film won 11 awards and was nominated for 14 in 1998.

He received a standing ovation as he picked up his award, after five acting nominations and one nomination as producer of best picture nominee Wolf of Wall Street.

He thanked his director and co-star Tom Hardy for his “fierce talent on screen” and “friendship off screen” before campaigning for action to combat climate change, saying making The Revenant was “about man’s relationship to the natural world”.

Climate change is real – it is happening right now,” said DiCaprio. “It is the most urgent threat facing our species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.”

He asked the audience to “support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters or the big corporations but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people who’ll be affected by this”.

“Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted,” he added.

As well as DiCaprio’s best actor award, “The Revenant” picked up the statuettes for best director for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, as well as for best cinematography.

Mad Max: Fury Road, won the most awards during the night. It won Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Production Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling

The 88th Annual Academy Awards, was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, on Sunday, February 28.

Read the complete list of winners below:

Best Picture
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
WINNER: Spotlight

Actor in a Leading Role
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Matt Damon, The Martian
WINNER: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Actress in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett, Carol
WINNER: Brie Larson, Room
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Directing
The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
WINNER: The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

Music (Original Song)
“Earned It,” Fifty Shades of Grey
“Manta Ray,” Racing Extinction
“Simple Song #3,” Youth
“Til It Happens To You,” The Hunting Ground
WINNER: “Writing’s on the Wall,” Spectre

Music (Original Score)
Bridge of Spies
Carol
WINNER: The Hateful Eight
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Foreign Language Film
Embrace of the Serpent
Mustang
WINNER: Son of Saul
Theeb
A War

Short Film (Live Action)
Ave Maria
Day One
Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)
Shok
WINNER: Stutterer

Documentary (Feature)
WINNER: Amy
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

Documentary (Short Subject)
Body Team 12
Chau, Beyond the Lines
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
WINNER: A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness
Lady Day of Freedom

Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
WINNER: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Animated Feature Film
Anomalisa
Boy and the World
WINNER: Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

Short Film (Animated)
WINNER: Bear Story
Prologue
Sanjay’s Super Team
We Can’t Live Without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow

Visual Effects
WINNER: Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sound Mixing
Bridge of Spies
WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Sound Editing
WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Film Editing
The Big Short
WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Spotlight
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Cinematography
Carol
The Hateful Eight
Mad Max: Fury Road
WINNER: The Revenant
Sicario

Makeup and Hairstyling
WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared
The Revenant

Production Design
Bridge of Spies
The Danish Girl
WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Costume Design
Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
WINNER: Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Actress in a Supporting Role
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
WINNER: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Winner: The Big Short
Brooklyn
Carol
The Martian
Room

Writing (Original Screenplay)
Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
Inside Out
WINNER: Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton