I wanted to make a post about the 88th Annual Academy Awards yesterday but I only got 4 hours of sleep yesterday. After the show ended I couldn’t sleep at the thought of what happened!! I am so so so so so happy that Leo finally won his first ever Academy Award. This man means so much to me and I am so proud of how far he’s come. Catch Me If You Can was the first movie of his that I ever saw and I knew right then that he was going to be something else. And he was, and still is. I don’t really know where to begin with this post because all that would come out is “I’m so proud/happy” but that doesn’t suffice my feelings about the situation.
When the red carpet began, it was towards the end that I saw him and at that moment it still hasn’t sunk it to me that this could be it. I knew for a fact that he was going to win because he did amazing in The Revenant, as mentioned in my previous posts. Anyway, he walked in looking like this and my jaw literally dropped. I would say his best look this awards season is still at the Golden Globes but I mean, this? This is just pure art.
Then he was with Kate and my heart just imploded in different directions. They are so adorable I literally have no words.
I don’t even know what to say. I just love them so much. I can’t believe they’re not married. When will Leo realize the girl of his dreams is right there in front of him?
So then the show started, and it STILL hasn’t sunk in to me that he was going to win. I mean I knew it was going to happen, it just didn’t seem real to me. It felt like a dream (cue the Inception soundtrack). I just went on and watched the show as a regular person would. I was surprised that The Revenant didn’t get as much wins as I thought it would. However, Mad Max: Fury Road swept the entire awards show; not surprising considering it was the best movie of 2015, in my opinion.
Then they announced best director and Alejandro won! And that when it hit me. My stomach literally twisted in 84 different directions and I was ready to throw up any moment. Brie Larson won Best Actress – I am so happy she did because she did exceptional in Room! Then here I go again with the twisting stomach. I was so scared and nervous and just all in all wanted to cry although I couldn’t just yet. Then they announced who were nominated for Best Actor and my mind goes “oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh” and then Julianne Moore says:
“and the Oscar goes to… Leonardo DiCaprio”
I literally couldn’t contain myself inside. I recorded his whole speech and my hand was shaking so hard. He thanked Alejandro, and Chivo, and Tom, and then this man went on about the environment which was totally not surprising. Leo is an environmental activist and is very concerned about climate change. His speech was 90% about global warming and it made me really really happy. He is one of the very few famous people that I know who use their power and fame for something good and raising awareness on serious matters rather than using that power and fame and taking advantage of it. The fact that he used quite possibly the biggest night of his life so far to tell people about climate change and how it’s a threat to mankind made me adore him even more.
After the show, he had to have his name engraved on the award. When the lady was screwing the tiny plaque on the award that had his name on it, he asks, “You do this every year? […] I wouldn’t know.” This man, I swear. He literally lowkey joked about how he wouldn’t know because he never got an Oscar before. Then when his name was on the award, the lady gave him a pamphlet with the instructions on how to take care of the statue. He asks “I have to take care of it? I have to maintain it? What does it need?” and the lady tells him “water.” and he was handed the award back and he walked away smiling like an Academy Award winner should.
To me, everyone nominated in the category was deserving, but no one deserved it more than Leo. He is without a doubt, one, if not the, best actor of our generation. I don’t know. It’s done now. He has it. He won it. The “Leo has no Oscar” jokes are over. I don’t know what to do anymore at this point. All I know is that I’m incredibly proud of him and that he’s an amazing human being who deserves everything good in the world. And I cannot wait to see him make more films that will continue to leave the world in awe of how talented he is. I cannot wait for the future awards he’s going to get. I cannot wait for what he’s going to do next.
Anyway, congratulations Leo!