Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the Oscar for Best Actor for the movie "The Revenant" at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 28, 2016. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

The 88th Academy Awards just clocked in one of its most memorable moments of the night – Leonardo DiCaprio finally claims the Best Actor award for the film “The Revenant.”

DiCaprio’s road to this Oscars win was not easy. He waited for more than 20 years and was nominated five times before scooping the coveted statuette. The 41-year-old actor took to Twitter to show his appreciation for his latest achievement. “Thank you to the Academy and the incredible cast & crew of #The Revenant,” he wrote.

Apart from the actor’s fans, celebrities congratulated DiCaprio in Twitter. Television host Ellen DeGeneres was not able to contain her elation over the news. She wrote, “He did it! He really did it! Leo DiCaprio, I love you.”

DiCaprio’s “Titanic” co-star and longtime friend Kate Winslet was seen shedding tears of joy as he claims his Best Actor award. Winslet, who was nominated for her role in “Steve Jobs,” didn’t even seem to mind losing the Best Supporting Actress award to Alicia Vikander.

Winslet had earlier made a fearless forecast that DiCaprio would win in Oscars 2016. "I think you can sort of feel it, and I think everybody wants it for him. It would be amazing," she said during an interview with BBC. "I think it's going to be Leo's year."

Kate Winslet, nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Steve Jobs," and Leonardo DiCaprio, nominated for Best Actor for his role in "The Revenant," arrive at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 28, 2016. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Other celebrities, on the other hand, also credited the actor for his socially relevant acceptance speech.

In his speech, DiCaprio said that making “The Revenant” was about man's relationship to the natural world, which experienced its hottest year in 2015. “Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating. We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people out there who would be most affected by this.”

He closed his speech by asking people not to take this planet for granted. “I do not take tonight for granted. Thank you so very much,” he concluded.

In “The Revenant,” DiCaprio played the role of Hugh Glass, a 19th-century huntsman who found himself fighting to survive in the wilderness. The film, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, saw the actor enduring sub-zero temperatures and even eating raw buffalo liver, but fans say it’s all worth it for an Oscars win. In addition to the Academy Awards, DiCaprio was also named Best Actor at this year's Baftas and Golden Globes for the same movie.