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Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins first Oscar

By Faeza
29 February 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio finally struck gold at the 2016 Oscars on Sunday (28Feb16) as he was named Best Actor for The Revenant

The 41-year-old, who has been nominated for five acting Oscars to date, earned his first Academy Award for his role as real-life fur trapper Hugh Glass in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's survival thriller, and he paid a warm tribute to his film collaborators as he stepped up onstage.

"Thank you all so very much ...," Leonardo said. "To my brother in this endeavour, (co-star) Tom Hardy. Tom, your fierce talent onscreen can only be surpassed by your friendship offscreen.

"To Mr. Alejandro Inarritu, as the history of cinema unfolds, you have forged your way into history in these past two years; what an unbelievable talent you are ..."

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