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Leonardo DiCaprio wins first Oscar

It has happened, people, Leonardo DiCaprio can finally fill that lonely space on his mantelpiece with an Oscar trophy.

After missing out five times, the 41-year-old has won an Oscar, for best actor in The Revenant.

DiCaprio received a standing ovation at the 88th Academy Awards on Monday when the win was announced.

The actor did not say any words of "relief" or "it's been a long time coming", as fans might have expected.

Instead, he took the opportunity to address the issue of climate change.

"Making The Revenant was about the relationship between man and nature...

"Climate change is real, it is happening right now, it is a threat facing our entire species and we need to stop procrastinating and support leaders around the world... who speak for all humanity," he said.

"Let us not take this planet for granted, as I do not take tonight for granted."

DiCaprio also went political when accepting the same award at the Golden Globes, saying he shared the award with "First Nations People" and indigenous tribes around the world.

"It is time that we recognise your history and protect your indigenous lands from corporate interests," he said.

DiCaprio later tweeted to thank the Academy and the film's cast and crew.

He also said thanks on Facebook:

"Thank you so much to the entire Academy for such an incredible honor.‪#‎TheRevenant is the product of tireless sacrifice by an incredible cast and crew. Their endless support and commitment to this project is the only reason I'm able to accept this award. This win is also an important opportunity to bring more attention to climate change and action needs to be taken by all of us right now."

The actor was nominated for best actor in The Aviator in 2005, Blood Diamond in 2007, and The Wolf of Wall Streetin 2014.

He also also received nominations for best supporting actor (What's Eating Gilbert Grape, 1993) and for best picture, as a producer for The Wolf of Wall Street.

Here's a full rundown of the show, with the nominees:

Best Director
WINNER Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – The Revenant
Lenny Abrahamson – Room
Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
Adam McKay – The Big Short
George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett – Carol
WINNER Brie Larson – Room
Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn

Best Actor
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
Matt Damon – The Martian
WINNER Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl

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

Best Original Screenplay
Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
Inside Out
WINNER Spotlight
Straight Outta Compton

Best Adapted Screenplay
WINNER The Big Short
Brooklyn
Carol
The Martian
Room

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara – Carol
Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs
WINNER Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
Rachel McAdams – Spotlight

Best Costume Design
Carol (Sandy Powell)
Cinderella (Sandy Powell)
The Danish Girl (Paco Delgado)
The Revenant
WINNER Mad Max: Fury Road (Jenny Beavan)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best Animated Short Film
WINNER Bear Story
Prologue
Sanjay's Superteam
We Can't Live Without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow

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

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale - The Big Short
Tom Hardy – The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo - Spotlight
WINNER Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
Sylvester Stallone – Creed

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
Last Day of Freedom

Best Documentary Feature
WINNER Amy
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened Miss Simone?

Best Live Action Short Film
Ava Maria
Day One
Everything Will Be Okay
Shok
WINNER Stutterer

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

Best Original Song
Earned It - 50 Shades of Grey
Til It Happens To You - The Hunting Ground
WINNER Writings On The Wall - Spectre
Manta Ray - Racing Extinction
Simple Song 3 - Youth

Best Original Score
Carter Burwell - Carol
Johann Johannsson - Sicario
WINNER Ennio Morricone - The Hateful Eight
Thomas Newman - Bridge of Spies
John Williams - Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Source: Stuff.co.nz

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