Everyone on Twitter Was Just as Excited as You Were That Leonardo DiCaprio Won an Oscar
Twenty-two years and five Academy Award nominations later, Leonardo DiCaprio is finally an Oscar winner thanks to his impressive turn in The Revenant. His big win was arguably one of the most exciting moments of the night with fans and celebrities alike taking to Twitter to congratulate the star for finally being recognized.
As soon as Julianne Moore announced his name in the Best Actor category, social media went wild. More than 440,000 tweets per minute were sent out surrounding DiCaprio's win, making it the most-tweeted about minute of an Oscars broadcast ever—beating the previous record of 255,000 tweets per minute when Ellen DeGeneres posted her epic selfie in 2014.
The buzz surrounding his win was not lost on DiCaprio. During his speech he said: "I do not take this moment for granted"—a sentiment he later echoed in the press room. "It all feels incredibly surreal," he told reporters. "This year in particular I've been overwhelmed with such support. Really, truly, by so many fans and so many people in the industry. It's quite shocking, actually. What can I say, except that I'm really grateful? I really am."
Scroll down to see all of his celebrity well-wishers.
Finally!!! Our guy!!! We're so so happy for Leo!!!— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 29, 2016
Congrats to @LeoDiCaprio. Great speech!— John Legend (@johnlegend) February 29, 2016
LEO WINS!!!! #Oscars— Ariel Winter (@arielwinter1) February 29, 2016
"Let us not take this planet for granted." #LeonardoDiCaprio— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) February 29, 2016
Congrats to my best friend, workout buddy, and cuddle partner @LeoDiCaprio . You always said I was a mentor, I'm just happy for you— Matt McGorry (@MattMcGorry) February 29, 2016