Leonardo DiCaprio wins Best Actor Oscar for 'The Revenant'

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Monday, February 29, 2016
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the award for Best Actor in,The Revenant on stage at the 88th Oscars on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, Calif.

It's official: Leonardo DiCaprio is finally an Oscar winner.

DiCaprio won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role at the Oscars on Sunday for his performance as Hugh Glass in The Revenant. DiCaprio has been nominated for an Oscar six times since 1994, but this is the first time he has ever won.

"I do not take tonight for granted," DiCaprio said in his speech.

The actor received a standing ovation from his peers at the ceremony and many enthusiastic comments on social media, celebrating the actor's win.

Brie Larson, Mark Rylance and Alicia Vikander also took home acting awards on Sunday, and the journalism drama Spotlight won best picture.