He’s finally got it. After several fruitless attempts to win an Oscar, Leonardo DiCaprio finally snatched the precious statuette for his role in Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu‘s The Revenant. The film won Iñarritu his second Oscar for Best Director in a row. A first in the history of the Academy Awards.
DiCaprio‘s triumph is such a big event of the Oscars that it’s overshadowing everybody else’s achievement. Mad Max: Fury Road scooped the most statuettes (6) in the technical fields and Spotlight won the Oscar for Best Film.
Other winners include Brie Larson, Best Actress for Room, Alicia Vikander, Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Danish Girl, Mark Rylance, Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Bridge of Spies and Amy, the documentary on Amy Winehouse‘s life won the Oscar for Best Documentary.
Beside from Leonardo DiCaprio, the 88th Academy Awards was marked by several speeches on social issues: host Chris Rock obviously addressed the lack of diversity among nominees, Vice-President Joe Biden talked about the scourge that is the epidemic of rapes in American campuses and Leonardo DiCaprio called for a stronger action to protect the planet.