ByVaria Fedko-Blake, writer at
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Varia Fedko-Blake

Last Sunday, it seemed as if the entire world erupted into cheers as six-time Oscars nominee Leonardo DiCaprio finally rose up to the podium and scooped up an Academy Award for Best Actor for his tremendous work in The Revenant.

Take a minute to relive the glorious moment and his heartfelt acceptance speech below:

Indeed, we all breathed a sigh of relief as at times it seemed as if he would never get it!

Having said that though, it's important to note that Leo isn't the only actor who had to wait patiently for his big win. Here are five more industry greats who had to play the waiting game before landing a golden statue:

1. Al Pacino

Nominations: 7

He finally won Best Actor for Scent of a Woman in 1992, twenty years after his first nomination.

2. Paul Newman

Nominations: 7

Paul Newman is only one of five people to be nominated for an Oscar in five entire decades, all the way from the 50s to the 00s. He finally won Best Actor for The Color of Money in 1986.

3. John Wayne

Nominations: 2

John Wayne won Best Actor for True Grit in 1969 -- it was such a monumental moment that it is widely viewed as a life-time achievement award bestowed upon him by the Academy.

4. Martin Scorsese

Nominations: 7

Although not exactly an actor, director Martin Scorsese still had an epic wait to pick up the golden gong for Best Director. He finally did it in 2006 for The Departed, also starring our dear Leo.

5. Morgan Freeman

Nominations: 3

Morgan Freeman won Best Supporting Actor for Million Dollar Baby in 2004.

Are you glad Leonardo DiCaprio finally got an Oscar?


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