ByVaria Fedko-Blake, writer at
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Varia Fedko-Blake

Tensions were undeniably high in the run up to the Academy Awards this past Sunday. So much so that at times, it seemed that the only relief we could get amidst all the frenzy was bestowed upon us by Titanic ex on-screen lovers Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

It's been years since they brought the 1997 romance to life and floated about on door debris in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, yet this award season, they proved once and for all that their love for one another is still going strong.

Since the various ceremonies began, it seems that Leo and Kate have been parading around together, constantly showering each other with affection and uttering words of support. In celebration of perhaps one of the most enviable friendships in the business, here's a brief recap of all the moments they shared over the past few week ahead of Leo's big win:

1. This precious reunion at the Golden Globes

After Leo scooped up his award for Best Actor for The Revenant, Kate could barely contain her excitement when she bumped into her pal on the red carpet. Leo was so stunned to have won, his reaction was simply "oh my God!" They embraced one another and suddenly all was well with the world.

2. When they locked eyes as the Screen Actors Guild Awards

Once again, history seemed to repeat itself when these two hugged it out in the most adorable way ever. Dear Kate then gushed about her high hopes that Leo would finally bag an Oscar this year:

“I think you can sort of feel it, and I think that everyone wants it for him. It would be amazing. I think yeah, you can sort of feel the temperature. It’s probably going to be Leo’s year.”

3. That time that Kate reminded us of how handsome Leo is

Speaking to People magazine, the Steve Jobs actress said:

"He's a solid, loyal person. He's a great friend, he always has been, and not just to me, but to everyone around him. He still has friends he had when we made Titanic."

Finally, if that wasn't enough to make you weep tears of joy, she added:

"He's a stronger actor in this moment than he's ever been. I think he's more handsome than he's ever been. And he feels, to me, the most settled he's ever felt, in himself, right now, which is quite strange, really, given that there's a lot happening around him."

4. When Leo referred to Kate as his 'homegirl'

When asked about the steadfast support he was receiving, the actor only had wonderful things to say about his "closest friend in the world." He revealed:

"It feels fantastic… And Kate – that’s my homegirl!"

Squeals all around.

5. That time when Kate high-fived her leading men at the BAFTAs

On her way to collect her award for Best Supporting Actress for Steve Jobs, Kate's first reaction was to give lovely Leo a slight first bump/high five. This small and seemingly insignificant moment of affection certainly didn't go unnoticed by the masses.

6. The epic moment when they arrived together at the Oscars 2016

The world essentially exploded when this wondrous vision waltzed down the red carpet. And finally, when after all these years DiCaprio ascended to pick up his Academy Award for Best Actor, Kate's relieved reaction was priceless:

These two give us major friendship goals.

Which was your favorite Kate + Leo moment in the run up to the Oscars?


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