Watch Leonardo DiCaprio get his Best Actor Oscar engraved and joke about never having won before

'Do you do this every year? I wouldn't know'

Jess Denham
Monday 29 February 2016 08:05
Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated for Oscars six times and finally won for The Revenant
Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated for Oscars six times and finally won for The Revenant

Leonardo DiCaprio might not have referenced all those Poor Leo memes during his Best Actor Oscar acceptance speech, but he let the gags flow as freely as the champagne at the Governors Ball after party.

The Revenant star was waiting to get his golden man engraved with his name after six nominations when he began cracking jokes at the most famous wait for a gong in history.

Luckily, Variety was there to capture the moment, along with a gaggle of cameras determined to snap DiCaprio's eventual moment in the spotlight.

From the look of things, the engraver in charge of DiCaprio's Oscar got the spelling correct. Had she not, the scenes would surely have been bloodier than any raw bison liver.

DiCaprio joined Brie Larson, Alicia Vikander and Mark Rylance at the celebrations after the four actors triumphed in the major categories.

The Revenant missed out on Best Picture to Spotlight but saw director Alejandro Inarritu and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki win Best Director and Best Cinematography respectively.

Chris Rock stole the show as host, delivering a series of brutal jokes about the #OscarsSoWhite diversity controversy to make everybody's night just that little bit more awkward.

Addressing the issue from the start, he said in his opening monologue: "Hey! Well, I'm here at the Academy Awards - otherwise known as the white people's choice awards. You realise if they nominated hosts, I wouldn't even get this job."

On the red carpet, Saoirse Ronan, Jennifer Lawrence and Cate Blanchett stunned in glamourous black tie gowns.

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