The Internet offered up memes on top of memes for DiCaprio – who after years of being nominated, finally snagged the award for his role in The Revenant.
Rather than focus on his win (a long overdue one, according to many fans), the actor used his acceptance speech to call attention to global warming.
"Our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet to find snow. 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.'
Fans were just as enthusiastic about his speech as they were about his win, with many quoting some of his most poignant points.
And of course, there was one thing everyone wanted to say – congratulations, Leo!
I will meet @LeoDiCaprio one day. I just know it Congratulations in your Oscar Leo!!!!!! Love you. Greetings from Chile xoxo— Fernanda(@fernandazapata) February 29, 2016
feel like going on a movie marathon only consisting of movies with #LeonardoDiCaprio in it.— Ashleigh baremans (@ABaremas) February 29, 2016
Wow. Good things really do take time eh. Congrats baby, to a long awaited, well earned and deserved Oscar @LeoDiCaprio love you— christa carpio (@christafayee) February 29, 2016
I'm sitting here like damn. I was still in my mothers womb when @LeoDiCaprio was trying to win an Oscar and now look— • Tamica (@astoldbyniaz) February 29, 2016
Finally Jack has his oscar now.— Mancy (@MancyKhadka) February 29, 2016
Congratulations Leo. @LeoDiCaprio
Congratulations to @LeoDiCaprio for winning an OSCAR! Well done! What an actor! :)— Kalin Stanchev (@KalinStanchev) February 29, 2016
Its about damn time @LeoDiCaprio won an oscar.— BrandonElgar (@BrandonElgar) February 29, 2016
Happy Leonardo DiCaprio day!— Samriddhi Malakar (@nanchamalakar) February 29, 2016