An Open Letter To Leonardo DiCaprio
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An Open Letter To Leonardo DiCaprio

Jack Dawson, I mean, Leo won an Oscar (finally)!

An Open Letter To Leonardo DiCaprio

As if you could miss it, it's more than likely that you know that Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar at the 88th Academy Awards on Sunday, February 28. Dominating the "Best Actor" category, Leo took home the award when he impersonated Hugh Glass in "The Revenant." If you are like me, you have been rooting for Leo to win one of those gold statues ever since you watched him portray Jack Dawson in "Titanic." Leo's win is your win too, which describes why you can't help but feel proud. So, here is an open letter to any person who was overcome with as much as happiness as Kate Winslet was when her best friend won.

Dear Leonardo DiCaprio,

Well, aren't you just feeling like the "king of the world" right now? I believe a "Congratulations!" is in order! You are a walking example that the fifth time is the charm. If anything, you only prove that good things come to those who wait! Sure, it would have been nice if you could have won an Oscar the first time that you were nominated back in 1994, but your nomination for "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" was only for "Best Actor in a Supporting Role."

Even though I am still salty from The Academy not nominating you for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role" in Titanic, that role was crucial for you because it made people like me fall in love with you as Jack Dawson. Fans like me are important to have because we are loyal. We typically do not watch movies like "Blood Diamond" or "J. Edgar," but we watch them because of you and now our movie range is broader. Really, we need to be thanking you!

I must admit that I was a little nervous when you won your Golden Globe a few weeks ago for "The Revenant." I was hoping that history would not repeat itself since you also won a Golden Globe for your performance in "The Wolf of Wall Street," but did not end up taking home the Oscar that year. It's a good thing that curse is broken since this also happened when you starred in "The Aviator."

Can we just take a second to talk about how adorable it is that you took your mom as a date to The Academy Awards like you have done so many times in the past? If there is a "Son of the Year" award, you would receive this hands-down, just like any award dealing with the environment. Sure, I must admit that I was hoping for a more emotional speech, but I can respect that you took your moment to raise awareness for a cause that you are passionate about.

Plus, actions speak louder than words, right? The video taken at the Governors Ball of you waiting for your Oscar to be engraved was pure bliss. It is nice to know that you can even crack a joke about this being your first time actually winning the eight-pound award.

Yes, I did find humor in all of the GIF's that were created to poke fun at the number of times that you have been nominated for the award, but I am glad that I will never have to see another one again.

I hope that you are somewhere on a yacht celebrating your victory or partying "Great Gatsby" style. Cheers to you, Leo! I can't wait to see you at The Oscar's in a suit very soon and adding another Oscar to your IMBD page.



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