After five acting nominations and what feels like an entire year of "Is it finally Leo's time?!" think pieces, Leonardo DiCaprio not only won his first Academy Award, he won Twitter in record numbers. Apparently all of that suffering for "The Revenant" was worth it! According to Entertainment Weekly, Leo's Oscar win generated 440,000 tweets per minute, and that made it the most-tweeted moment of an Oscars telecast ever.
The previous record was that Ellen DeGeneres selfie back in 2014, which had 255,000 tweets per minute. So you can see how much people really, really, really, REALLY cared about Leo's win.
Leo seems to be the great equalizer bringing together celebs, fans, and people of all ages and backgrounds (except bitter Oscar voters like this guy -- feel the burn today, man. Haha.)
Fans also appreciated the environmental call-to-action he gave at the end of his acceptance speech. Here's how he closed that speech:
"And lastly, I just want to say this: Making 'The Revenant' was about man's relationship to the natural world, a world that we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year in recorded history. Our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet just to be able to find snow. Climate change is real. It is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating. We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters or the big corporations, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people who will be most affected by this, for our children's children, and for those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed. I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted. Thank you so very much."
That was beautiful. And then we have to assume he spent last night doing this at the Oscars after-parties:
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