Leonardo DiCaprio, the hero who won the hearts of millions of people across the globe with his stellar role in the movie- The Titanic- has finally won his first Oscar for survival epic The Revenant, after six nominations.
He was named best actor at the 88th Academy Awards, with Brie Larson named best actress Oscar for Room.
Award for the best picture goes to Mad Max: Fury Road which has also picked up maximum of six awards in different categories.
Mark Rylance won the best supporting actor Oscar, with fellow Briton Sam Smith winning best original song.
Among the winners for Mad Max: Fury Road – nominated for 10 Oscars including best director for George Miller – was British designer Jenny Beavan, for best costume design.
The Revenant won three awards including the best director award for Alegandro Inarritu
DiCaprio received a standing ovation as he picked up his award
He thanked the 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.”
His lady love in the Titanic- Kate Winslet has also made to the ceremony and the duo was cynosure of the function