Four-time host Ricky Gervais emceed the 73rd annual Golden Globes live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on NBC

January 10, 2016 11:35 PM

The Golden Globes have found their leading man: Leonardo DiCaprio!

On Sunday night, Julianne Moore presented the The Revenant star with the statuette for best performance by an actor in a motion picture, drama.

“What an incredible honor, that meant a lot,” DiCaprio said after receiving a standing ovation from the crowd. (His speech would also see hoots and cheers from his longtime friend and Titanic costar Kate Winslet.

[IMAGE “1” “” “std” ]”Two years ago we found ourselves submerged in nature with all its complications and the beauty that it gave us cinematically,” he said.

He continued, “This film is about survival, it was about adaptation, it was about triumph of the human spirit, but more than anything it was about trust. There is no one more deserving of that trust than our director Alejandro G. I érritu.”

DiCaprio was up against other actors who also played real life people or characters inspired by them, including Concussion‘s Will Smith, Steve JobsMichael Fassbender, Trumbo‘s Bryan Cranston, and last year’s winner, The Danish Girl‘s Eddie Redmayne.

During his speech on Sunday night, DiCaprio also thanked his good friend and costar Tom Hardy and calling him a “beast and an unbelievable talent.”

The three-time Globes winner (who previously scored gold in 2005 for The Aviator and in 2014 The Wolf of Wall Street) added of The Revenant: “I’ve never had an experience like this in my entire life.”

Hosted once again by Ricky Gervais, the 73rd annual Golden Globes are being presented live from Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on NBC.

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