Leonardo winning at the Oscars and breaking Twitter

Last night marked the 88th Academy Awards show. Nominated for an Oscar for the seventh time was Leonardo DiCaprio.  He finally took home the title of best actor in his role in “The Revenant.”

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Time for Ellen to move over- the win became the most tweeted about moment in history, producing more than 440,000 tweets per minute. All across the internet memes surfaced of Leo holding his Oscar as characters in his movies.

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His acceptance speech was nothing but humble and sweet.  Thank you’s went out to all his mentors, colleagues and, of course, a shout out about global warming.  He urged the audience that we must take action to protect Earth so that our children’s children will be able to enjoy the planet we live on the way that we do.

Other highlights include Spotlight winning best picture and Mad Max winning for sound mixing.  Sam Smith, The Weeknd, and Lady Gaga all gave astounding performances as well.  This year’s Oscars is certainly one for the books.

-Madeline, Tiersa, Sydney S., and Sydney W.

(All photos courtesy of Twitter)