Leonardo diCaprio finally won his first Oscars. After six nominations for the category, he took home the Best Actor award. While many were also rooting for Eddie Redmayne, nobody can say DiCaprio did not deserve the award either.
He used his time onstage delivering his acceptance speech as an opportunity to highlight the importance of paying attention to climate change. "Climate change is real. It is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat affecting our entire species." He urged, "We need to support leaders around the world... who speak for all of humanity," and not those focused on greed. "I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take this award for granted," DiCaprio said, with the crowd erupting in applause.
DiCaprio is also United Nations Messenger of Peace. The United Nations personally sent the actor its congratulations, urging people to join the actor in his efforts to raise climate change awareness and reverse the trend.
It's not only DiCaprio who went home elated. "Mad Max: Fury Road" took home several awards as well. The film incredibly received a total of six awards. It won for Best Costume Design, Production Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. Below is the complete list of Oscars 2016 winners:
Best Picture: "Spotlight"
Direction: "The Revenant," Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant"
Actress: Brie Larson, "Room"
Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance, "Bridge of Spies"
Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander, "The Danish Girl"
Adapted Screenplay: "The Big Short," Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
Original Screenplay: "Spotlight," Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy
Cinematography: "The Revenant," Emmanuel Lubezki
Production Design: "Mad Max: Fury Road," Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson (set decoration)
Film Editing: "Mad Max: Fury Road," Margaret Sixel
Visual Effects: "Ex Machina," Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett
Costume Design: "Mad Max: Fury Road," Jenny Beavan
Makeup: "Mad Max: Fury Road," Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin
Sound Editing: "Mad Max: Fury Road," Mark Mangini and David White
Sound Mixing: "Mad Max: Fury Road," Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo
Score: "The Hateful Eight," Ennio Morricone
Song: "Writing's on the Wall," from "Spectre," Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith
Foreign Language Film: "Son of Saul" (Hungary)
Animated Feature: "Inside Out"
Documentary Feature: "Amy"
Animated Short: "Bear Story"
Documentary Short: "A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness"
Live Action Short: "Stutterer"