Entertainment
Sangeeta Kocharekar
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 16:19

Leonardo DiCaprio had the best reaction to winning his first Oscar

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Congratulations, Leo DiCaprio, you've finally joined that exclusive Oscars club. 

Sunday evening's 88th Academy Awards saw Leonardo DiCaprio finally, finally winning pick up that elusive Oscar more than 20 years after his first nomination. 

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The actor won Best Actor for his performance in The Revenant, and Leo was thrilled.

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But the best part about his winning? Leo used his acceptance speech not to talk endlessly about how excited he was to finally win, thank all the models special people who helped him get to that moment, etc. etc. Nope, Leo used his time at the mic to discuss world issues, specifically global warming. 

"Climate change is real and it’s happening right now. It’s the most urgent threat affecting our species. Let us not take this planet for granted."

And then because he knew the public needed a peek into his soul after the win we've all been waiting 20 years for, Leo gave us this gem of a line:

"I do not take this night for granted."

WE'RE NOT CRYING, YOU'RE CRYING.

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