It's been a long time coming, but Leonardo DiCaprio finally took home an Oscar during Sunday night's Academy Awards. The actor was nominated for his role in "The Revenant."
After locking in the award DiCaprio, along with the rest of the Hollywood heavyweights in the house, headed out to celebrate. According to Vanity Fair, the first-time Oscar winner was seen at the magazine's after party with his mother, Irmelin Indenbirken, by his side. He was swarmed by fellow celebrities Tobey Maguire, Rebel Wilson, Puff Daddy and more looking to congratulate him on his big win for best actor. The magazine reports that DiCaprio took photos with friends, posing with the statuette and sipped on a well-deserved cocktail. Meanwhile, Indenbirken fielded questions about her sons success, telling Vanity Fair she was incredibly proud of him.
Among those congratulating DiCaprio was Grammy award-winning musician Elton John. The "Candle in the Wind" singer grabbed the six-time Oscar nominee just as he was headed for the door. They pair snapped a photo in which DiCaprio forgot to include his Oscar. According to Vanity Fair, John scolded him immediately telling him to "Hold that f---er up!" The pair snapped one final photo in which DiCaprio is holding his award backward and the actor was off and running.
DiCaprio was among the final winners announced during the 2016 Oscars. He was nominated alongside Bryan Cranston ("Trumbo"), Matt Damon ("The Martian"), Michael Fassbender ("Steve Jobs") and Eddie Redmayne ("The Danish Girl"). His last nomination was in 2014 for "The Wolf of Wall Street." During his acceptance speech DiCaprio thanked "the academy" along with everyone present at the highly anticipated award show and several notable figures in his personal and professional life. In closing, DiCaprio took a moment to discuss the issue of climate change, urging those in the audience and everyone watching at home to take the matter seriously.