After years of nominations, Leonardo Dicaprio finally wins an Oscar

The joke of Leonardo Dicaprio coming close to, but not quite getting an Oscar has been around longer than most of us have been alive. That is, until now.

On Feb. 28, the Oscars were held in the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. There were beautiful women in designer dresses, handsome men in tuxedos, and Leonardo Dicaprio was a nominee, again.

He’s won awards before, and some pretty good ones, too: Golden Globes, Critic’s Choice and BAFTA.Bre column mug

However, for 23 years, many have waited for Leonardo’s moment: when those words would come from the announcer’s mouth,  “And the winner is … Leonardo Dicaprio!”

Dicaprio finally stood on that stage and gave a speech, holding his beautiful, golden award, an award that isn’t from Nickelodeon or the Golden Globes.

Now the memes can stop… Or at least the ones about not doing your homework until Leo gets his Oscar.

With the death of these memes came the birth of another: now there are memes of Dicaprio holding up a glass of champagne with a smirk on his face.

Others take pictures from “The Revenant” and salute Dicaprio for his role in the film. He did, after all, win best actor for being in that movie.

“The Revenant” is about a man and his survival in the wilderness. Dicaprio captured the essence of a character who would do anything to survive. With survival, Dicaprio faces the ultimate foe in a suit of revenge.

Is his foe the man who wronged him in the movie, or the people who wouldn’t give him an Oscar for 23 years?

His tragic failure to survive in water couldn’t win his well-deserved statue, but struggling on land turned into Dicaprio’s path to victory.