Leonardo DiCaprio Finally Won an Oscar! …Or Did He?

One of the most genuinely sweet moments of last night’s 88th Academy Awards was when always-a-nominee-never-a-winner Leonardo DiCaprio finally took home an Oscar for his role in The Revenant. (Birdman‘s Alejandro González Iñárritu also took home Best Director, though the film lost Best Picture to Spotlight.) This was a long time coming for DiCaprio, not least because his prior five losses have turned him into an Internet meme. Scroll through Reddit and you’ll find countless GIFs of Leo (as himself or iconic characters) unable to grab that elusive little gold man.

But the Internet wasn’t ready to give up one of their best jokes so easily. After all, Inception, which created many of the most delightful DiCaprio memes, is all about living in a dream that seems incredibly real. So, Imgur had some fun with Dominick Cobb’s totem…

Leonardo DiCaprio Oscar win Inception meme

But before you get too choked up, a second Imgurian gave the top another spin:

Leonardo DiCaprio Oscar win Inception meme

And with that, the Internet lost one of its favorite jokes:

Leonardo DiCaprio Oscar win Inception meme

But it’s all right—we can always cast Gary Oldman in the next never-wins meme.

via Imgur (1|2|3)


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