After waiting for almost a decade, the Titanic heartthrob won his first golden statuette at the 88th Academy Awards today for his role in The Revenant.Having been nominated 5 times for the same category before, it was almost the most predictable award. Post the happy feat, the netizens celebrated his win and exploded the internet with punny memes.
It is going to be a long night for Leo to be able to read them all. His fans have gone berserk with his win, they ran a campaign on social media #OscarForLeo for over a month, expressing their desire to watch Leo boast the lady in gold.
When Julianne Moore, 2015 Best Actress winner read the name “Leonardo DiCaprio,” Kate Winslet’s reaction was priceless and fans from all over the world expressed their happiness on the digital platforms.
With Leo’s speech making rounds on the internet, here’s a quick snapshot of everything that has been happening on social media with Leonardo DiCaprio winning Oscars
— Eduardo EDO Sanabria (@edoilustrado) February 29, 2016
— 9GAG (@9GAG) February 29, 2016
#oscar for Actor in a Leading Role goes to @LeoDiCaprio FINALLY!! pic.twitter.com/XdupN9ubUt
— Kyle and Jackie O (@kyleandjackieo) February 29, 2016
— Anahi. (@AnahiColchele) February 29, 2016
— ABC News (@ABC) February 29, 2016
With so much attention around Leo, it’ll be only fair to call this day ‘International Leonardo-meets-Oscar Day’