The Room actor, who was nominated for outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role on Saturday night, posed for a sweet picture with The Revenant star.
“This just happened,” the 9-year-old’s Instagram read. “I finally met #leonardodicaprio #sagawards.”
Later, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Gala hosted by PEOPLE and the Entertainment Industry Foundation, he told PEOPLE it was the highlight of his night: “I said hello to Leonardo DiCaprio and that was awesome.”
Earlier in the night, on the red carpet, Tremblay told PEOPLE he was hoping to run into DiCaprio.
“There’s gonna be Leonardo DiCaprio here. There could be tons of people here,” Temblay said, later adding, “I’m excited to meet him.”
• Reporting by MARIA HAAS