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Oscars 2016: Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins best actor

Oscar win breaks Twitter record

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Leonardo DiCaprio has finally won his first Oscar for survival epic The Revenant, after six nominations, BBC reported.> Trend

He was named best actor at the 88th Academy Awards, with Brie Larson named best actress Oscar for Room.

Spotlight took home the best picture Oscar with Mad Max: Fury Road picking up the most awards of the night, with six accolades.

Mark Rylance won the best supporting actor Oscar, with fellow Briton Sam Smith winning best original song.

Among the winners for Mad Max: Fury Road - which had been nominated for 10 Oscars - was British designer Jenny Beavan, for best costume design.

The Revenant won three of the 12 awards it was nominated for. Alejandro Inarritu won best director and Emmanuel Lubezki won his third Oscar for cinematography in a row, having won in 2015 for Birdman and 2014 for Gravity.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar for his lead role in "The Revenant" generated a whopping 440,000 tweets per minute, making it the most-tweeted moment of an Oscars telecast ever.

DiCaprio's first-ever Academy Award, for which he received a standing ovation, shattered the previous Oscar record of 255,000 tweets per minute, set by host Ellen DeGeneres' star-studded selfie back in 2014, according to metrics of the social media platform, reports ew.com.

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