It was the evening Leonardo DiCaprio had been awaiting for the past two decades. But on Sunday it happened, DiCaprio finally won his first Oscar for his role in “The Revenant.”
A video showing DiCaprio waiting for his Oscar to be engraved is receiving a lot of attention. The video was shot at the Governors Ball, held just upstairs from the Oscar Ceremony, which is where Oscar winners have their statuettes engraved.
In the video DiCaprio can be seen asking the person attaching the engraved plague to his Oscar: “Do you do this every year?”
“I wouldn’t know,” DiCaprio said, jokingly referring to the fact he’s never won an Oscar before.
The actor can be seen slightly nervously tapping the bar as he waits for the Oscar, encircled by a crowd of photographers flashing their cameras at him.
After waiting for a minute or so he is handed his Oscar with a piece of paper explaining how to maintain his Oscar.
“How to take care of it? I have to maintain it?” asked DiCaprio, seemingly slightly surprised.
The video can be watched in its entirety below.
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DiCaprio was the Oscar front-runner for his portrayal of frontiersman Hugh Glass in the grueling tale of revenge. His first acting nod, for a supporting role, came in 1994 for “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” followed by lead actor nominations for “The Aviator,” ”Blood Diamond” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
The environmentally minded actor split his acceptance speech between lauding colleagues, including his Oscar-winning director, Alejandro Inarritu, and calling for action to combat global warming.
“Climate change is real. It is happening right now,” DiCaprio said. “It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.