Leonardo DiCaprio Takes Home Best Actor Award at BAFTAs

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Leonardo DiCaprio is having quite a year where awards and nominations are concerned. This weekend he was named best actor at the BAFTAs in London for his role in The Revenant.

During his acceptance speech at London's Royal Opera House, Leonardo DiCaprio thanked his mother, as well as others in the business.

"As an actor I've been influenced by so many British actors. I want to thank one particular British actor and that is Mr Tom Hardy," he said.

"Of course, Alejandro, thank you for becoming a great friend," he added, lauding the director of The Revenant, Alejandro G. Inarritu.

Leonardo DiCaprio beat out Brit Eddie Redmayne, who was nominated for his role in The Danish Girl. He also beat out Michael Fassbender, Matt Damon, and Bryan Cranston.

The award for best actor wasn't DiCaprio's only honor at the BAFTAs. His film, The Revenant, was named best film, with Alejandro G. Inarritu receiving the award for best director.

Leonardo DiCaprio was a big winner at last month's Golden Globes, too, and is favored to win big at the upcoming Oscars.

Have you yet checked out The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio? If so, it likely doesn't surprise you to learn he is winning all these prestigious awards.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.