Leonardo DiCaprio's profoundly belated Oscar win on Sunday not only inspired some spirited celebration stateside, as the Revenant victory vibes also made their way down to Mexico. Though well-deserved Oscar scores for The Revenant director Alejandro González Iñárritu and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki were rightly championed, the Hollywood Reporter notes that the bulk of the celebratory action was in honor of our guy Leo.
Several hundred Leo enthusiasts gathered near the Angel of Independence in Mexico City on Sunday night, uniting for some decidedly pro-Leo chants such as "Leo, hermano, ya eres Mexicano" and "ole, ole, ole, ole, ole, Leo, Leo." Thankfully, many came prepared with their own slices of Revenant relics including presumably adorable (and not very Revenant-like) teddy bears and a fanciful horse costume.
For his own celebration here in the States, DiCaprio kept it very on-brand by taking his Best Supporting Vape out on the town for some cocktails. That moment of (hopefully!) relishing in his own glory came just moments after this gem of a clip was captured, featuring a clearly enthused Leo practically bombarding everyone around him with charm while waiting on the engraved form of that which had previously escaped him for decades:
"Making The Revenant was about man's relationship to the natural world," DiCaprio said when accepting the object of his thirst. "Climate change is real. It is happening right now." Congrats to Leo. Congrats to Alejandro. Congrats to Emmanuel. This is all some well-earned gold.