Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio, pictured on the red carpet for the 2016 Golden Globe awards Jan. 10 in Beverly Hills, California, won the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for "The Revenant." Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Many movie fans are wondering if 2016 will finally be the year Leonardo DiCaprio wins a long-overdue Oscar for his lead role in the survival epic "The Revenant." Well, if the 2016 Golden Globe awards are any indication, the wait may be soon over. DiCaprio took the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama, spoiling Eddie Redmayne's bid to win the category for the second consecutive year.

In his speech, DiCaprio thanked director Alejandro Iñárritu. "More than anything ["The Revenant"] was about trust, and no one is more deserving of that than Alejandro Iñárritu," he said.

DiCaprio also urged the country to pay more respect to the history of indigenous people on the continent. "I want to share this award with all the First Nation peoples represented in this film," he said in closing.

DiCaprio was nominated against Will Smith for "Concussion," Michael Fassbender for "Steve Jobs," Redmayne for "The Danish Girl" and Bryan Cranston for "Trumbo." Redmayne won last year for "The Theory of Everything."

The award, DiCaprio's third Golden Globe of his career, as well as a win later in the night for Best Motion Picture - Drama for "The Revenant" itself, makes DiCaprio the undisputed favorite to take home his first Oscar at the Academy Awards in February. He already has five Oscar nominations from past years.