Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar award in the Best Actor category after almost 25 years of playing the lead role in a Hollywood movie.

The actor was nominated for Oscars six times including the 2016 Oscars edition but never won an Oscar not even once in his lifetime before February 28th 2016 Oscar ceremony.

Even though DiCaprio was overdue to win his first Oscar, many still consider him to be lucky as he was cast in the movie The Revenant by a director, Alejanro G Inarritu, who won his second back-to-back Oscar in the Best Director category for the same movie.

Alejanro G Inarritu is only the second director in more than 65 year of Oscars history to win back-to-back award in the Best Director category, a feat not even achieved by the great Spielberg or James Cameron.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s previous Oscar nominations are…

The Wolf of Wall Street -2013
Nominee, Actor in a Leading Role

The Wolf of Wall Street – 2013
Nominee, Best Picture

Blood Diamond – 2006
Nominee,Actor in a Leading Role

The Aviator – 2004
Nominee, Actor in a Leading Role

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape – 1993
Nominee, Actor in a Supporting Role

Even though Spotlight won the Best Movie of the year 2016 award, the night truly belonged to the cast and crew of Mad Max-Fury Road, which won six Oscars on February 28th 2016.

Many felt that Mad Max Fury Road was unlucky to miss out on the Best Movie award in 2016 but it did win the coveted Special Effects as well as the Production categories of Oscars 2016.Critics were surprised when the movie Spotlight did not win in any other category apart from the Best Movie category.

But the biggest surprise of the Oscars night was Sam Smith winning the Best Movie soundtrack of the year 2016 for his original song “Writing’s on the Wall” for the James Bond movie, Spectre.

Everybody expected the Weeknd or Elle Goulding to win the Best Movie Soundtrack award but Sam Smith won the award and stirred up a hornets nest by claiming that he is the first gay person to win an Oscar.

Since that’s not the case he was criticized, slammed on Twitter by previous gay Oscar winners like Dustin Lance Black.

Brie Larson won the Best Actress award for her role in the movie Room. She kissed her boyfriend Alex Reid as soon as the winner for the Best Actress award was announced.

There was also special performances by Lady Gaga and The Weeknd. Joe Biden the American VP was also present at the Oscars ceremony to convey a message on bullying in schools and colleges.

It was a very successful ceremony by the Oscar and Guild Actors Association. On the lighter note, some of the celebrities were saddened by the fact that Taylor Swift did not win a single Oscar award in 2016.