Last night’s Oscars ceremony saw Leonardo DiCaprio win an Academy Award on his sixth attempt, taking home the gong for Best Actor. Following the news, rapper Kanye West offered his congratulations via social media.
DiCaprio finally triumphed at the Oscars 2016 after years of memes and gags at his expense. He beat Michael Fassbender, Eddie Redmayne, Matt Damon and Bryan Cranston to the Best Actor award for his role as Hugh Glass in The Revenant.
West posted a message to Twitter after the win, describing DiCaprio as “our guy” and adding: “We’re so so happy for Leo!” DiCaprio had previously been romantically linked to West’s friend and collaborator Rihanna.
See Kanye West’s tweet below.
Leonardo DiCaprio used his Oscar acceptance speech to talk about climate change. “Climate change is real. It is happening right now,” he said. “It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.”
Earlier in the weekend, Kanye West praised actor Will Ferrell after watching Zoolander 2, saying that the star has “reached walking living breathing god status”.