Stars, netizens react to Leonardo DiCaprio's first Oscar win

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – After Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar at the 88th Academy Awards ceremony, Sunday, February 28 (Monday, February 29), his fellow Hollywood stars and his fans took to social media to cheer him on after his long-awaited triumph.

Many entertainment writers have long said that this year was Leo's time to shine, and he finally got the award for his performance in The Revenant. He accepted the award from last year's Best Actress winner Julianne Moore at the ceremony held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California Sunday night, February 28 (the 29th in Manila). (READ: Leonardo DiCaprio may finally get Oscars due with 'The Revenant')

Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Leo picked up other awards for the same role this 2016 season, winning a Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild award.

Social media was also abuzz after Leo got his award, with celebrities congratulating him for his win.

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach

You deserved it! @LeonardoDiCaprio takes the Oscar for Actor in a Leading Role! #Crowned -Pia A photo posted by Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (@missuniverse) on Feb 28, 2016 at 8:56pm PST

 

Lindsay Lohan

We love you @LeoDiCaprio! So deserved! #Oscar #Revenant — Constance Zimmer (@ConstanceZimmer) February 29, 2016

 

Kanye West

Finally!!! Our guy!!! We're so so happy for Leo!!! — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 29, 2016

 

 

Ellen DeGeneres

He did it! He really did it! @LeoDiCaprio, I love you #Oscars — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 29, 2016

 

Eat Bulaga cast

Congratulations @LeoDiCaprio from the cast of the longest-running noontime show in the Philippines, @EatBulaga pic.twitter.com/BhzlXtyypk — Joey de Leon (@AngPoetNyo) February 29, 2016

 

Rob Schneider

If Leo would have said,"I'd like to thank the Bear!" It would have brought the house down. @TheAcademy #BestActor #LeonardoDiCaprio — Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) February 29, 2016

 

Keegan Allen

Just give @LeoDiCaprio the #oscars...all of them. Come on now. He is the best actor all the time. — Keegan Allen (@KeeganAllen) February 28, 2016

 

Kevin Richardson (Backstreet Boys)

Congrats @LeoDiCaprio on Ur Oscar! Should have won in 1993! "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" loved Ur speech! #ClimateChangeIsReal #Oscars2016 — Kevin Richardson (@kevinrichardson) February 29, 2016


Harry Shum Jr

Now @LeoDiCaprio got a gold model to take hope with him tonight. Win, Win! #Oscars — Harry Shum Jr (@HarryShumJr) February 29, 2016


Ronan Keating

Congrats to @LeoDiCaprio for his first @Oscars_Live not just for @RevenantMovie but for what he has given us his entire career. #Abouttime — Ronan Keating (@ronanofficial) February 29, 2016

 

Bill Nye the Science Guy

Mr @LeoDiCaprio told the truth about climate change. There's a great deal to do. Let's get to work. — Bill Nye (@BillNye) February 29, 2016

 

Maine Mendoza

Wooohooo finally!!! *happy dance* for @LeoDiCaprio! https://t.co/Sp8MAASuNq — Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) February 29, 2016

 

Jacob Whitesides

YAY FOR @LeoDiCaprio — Jacob Whitesides (@JacobWhitesides) February 29, 2016

 

Constance Zimmer

We love you @LeoDiCaprio! So deserved! #Oscar #Revenant — Constance Zimmer (@ConstanceZimmer) February 29, 2016

 

Melanie Fiona

Congrats to #LeonardoDiCaprio. You are a total class act. Xo — Melanie Fiona ✌ (@MelanieFiona) February 29, 2016

 

Rachel Zoe

 

"Let us not take this planet for granted." #LeonardoDiCaprio — Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) February 29, 2016

 

Matt McGorry

Congrats to my best friend, workout buddy, and cuddle partner @LeoDiCaprio. You always said I was a mentor, I'm just happy for you — Matt McGorry (@MattMcGorry) February 29, 2016

 

Miss Piggy

Congrats on your #Oscar win @LeoDiCaprio! Now that he's won, let's start campaigning to get me one next year: #GiveMissPiggyAnOscar2017 — Miss Piggy (@MissPiggy) February 29, 2016

 

Adam Rodriguez

As usual with the great ones...long overdue. Congratulations @LeoDiCaprio! Now add a punctuation mark to it all with the rest of your time — Adam Rodriguez (@_Adam_Rodriguez) February 29, 2016

 

A known climate justice advocate, Leo also received praise for using his speech as a platform to push his impactful agenda.

Ryan Reynolds

Beautiful and much deserved win for @LeoDiCaprio -- and a classy, much deserved pat on the back for our old pal, Earth. @ClimateReality — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) February 29, 2016

 

John Legend

Congrats to @LeoDiCaprio. Great speech! — John Legend (@johnlegend) February 29, 2016

 

Jessica Chastain

"Let us not take this planet for granted." #LeonardoDiCaprio — Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) February 29, 2016

 

Beautiful speech by @LeoDiCaprio and so many congratulations to you sir. Climate change is real- don't be brainwashed! Love your Planet! — Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding) February 29, 2016

 

Juliette Lewis

So happy to see Leo win and to use it as a platform to talk about #ClimateChange and things that matter! Congrats my friend @LeoDiCaprio — Juliette Lewis (@JulietteLewis) February 29, 2016

 

 

Shannen Doherty

@LeoDiCaprio for president. Such a well spoken, educated, enlightened human. #grats you deserve your #Oscar — Shannen Doherty (@DohertyShannen) February 29, 2016


Morten

Uses his voice properly for a better world @LeoDiCaprio #oscars pic.twitter.com/oFbonzKXjD — MORTEN (@MORTENofficial) February 29, 2016


Jeremy Guthrie

I love @LeoDiCaprio humility & consistent message concerning the necessity for change. Show respect & appreciation for this amazing earth. — Jeremy Guthrie (@TheRealJGuts) February 29, 2016


Valerie Jarrett

"Climate change is real...Let's not take this planet for granted" - best actor @LeoDiCaprio #ActOnClimate #Oscars — Valerie Jarrett (@vj44) February 29, 2016

 

Emmy Awards

congrats @LeoDiCaprio on #Oscars win "let us not take this planet for granted, I do not take tonight 4 granted" pic.twitter.com/cMqPbjTiOG — The Emmys® (NATAS) (@TheEmmys) February 29, 2016


Todrick Hall

Ahh! So proud of @LeoDiCaprio for not only winning, but giving such a selfless acceptance speech! I'll never let go jack #oscars #leonardo — Todrick Hall (@todrick) February 29, 2016


Paul Butcher

Finally @LeoDiCaprio won!!! He deserved it. So talented. So proud of him! What an amazing#oscars. One of the best in a while! — Paul Butcher (@ThePaulButcher) February 29, 2016


Brandon Romans

one of my all time favorite actors Leonardo DiCaprio FINALLY won an Oscar... FINALLY!!!!!! It's about damn time he gets what he deserves! — Brandon Romans (@B_Romans) February 29, 2016

 

United Nations

"Let us not take this planet for granted" - #Oscars winner & UN Messenger of Peace @LeoDiCaprio https://t.co/ZudW6leHmK — United Nations (@UN) February 29, 2016

 

On the lighter side of things, the rest of the Internet was jubilant, and exploded with memes and the like.

He did it! ✨ Posted by BBC Three on Sunday, 28 February 2016

 

OUR REACTION WHEN LEO FINALLY WON THE OSCAR! Follow me on lnstagram: @LoganPaul Posted by Logan Paul on Sunday, 28 February 2016

 

Leonardo DiCaprio ? #Oscars Posted by Pictoline on Sunday, 28 February 2016

 

Congrats again Leonardo DiCaprio... lol #Oscars Posted by Geek Culture on Sunday, 28 February 2016

 

RIP to the Leonardo DiCaprio memes pic.twitter.com/I2Z6rKqhYu — Miss Krizzy (@krizzy_kalerqui) February 29, 2016 

 

Leo gives credit where credit is due. Posted by FilmmakerIQ.com on Monday, 29 February 2016

 

That look when you win it. @LeoDiCaprio #Oscars #LeonardoDiCaprio pic.twitter.com/fr9Ih9lzkG — Adi (@AdiKulovic) February 29, 2016

 

Leo : *finally gets to take an #Oscars home* Everyone on this damn planet : pic.twitter.com/7RV0SSrVEw — Satan (@StylinsonCraze) February 29, 2016

 

CONGRATS to @LeoDiCaprio who FINALLY won a golden hydrant--err, golden man! #Oscars #TheRevenant pic.twitter.com/bqZ1UrfYmr — The Splat (@thesplat) February 29, 2016

 

WE HAD A PARTY FOR HIM JUST FOR THIS REASON CAN YOU TELL WE'RE HAPPY #LeonardoDiCaprio pic.twitter.com/rj9pInWBys — bėll (@LovelyBellaBoo) February 29, 2016

 

YAAAAAAS!! The #oscar for Actor in a Leading Role goes to @LeoDiCaprio FINALLY!! pic.twitter.com/XdupN9ubUt — Kyle and Jackie O (@kyleandjackieo) February 29, 2016

 

Leo's win broke the internet and even set a record for the most tweeted minute of an Oscars telecast, generating a peak of 440,000 tweets per minute. It beat the previous record of 255,000 tweets per minute, when Ellen DeGeneres posted her famous Oscars selfie.

Radian6, a powerful social listening tool, showed that there were 4,360,000 posts (as of 10:30am, March 1) about Leo and his win, and most of these came from Twitter (98.6%). The buzz peaked right after the announcement, with posts reaching more than 1,179,400 at about 1pm – roughly the time when he got his golden statuette.

Let us know what you think of Leo's win in the comments below! – with reports from Conrado Simon, AFDigital/Rappler.com 

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