Leonardo DiCaprio wins Golden Globe award for best dramatic actor in ‘The Revenant’

By , on January 11, 2016

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—Leonardo DiCaprio has won the Golden Globe award for best dramatic actor in “The Revenant.”

He played a fur trapper who survived a bear mauling in the 19th century survival epic in which DiCaprio braved icy waters, ate raw bison and went to find his mates who left him for dead in the unforgiving wilderness.

DiCaprio was saluted with a standing ovation Sunday night from the audience at the Beverly Hilton hotel. He beat out Bryan Cranston of “Trumbo,” Michael Fassbender of “Steve Jobs,” Eddie Redmayne of “The Danish Girl,” and Will Smith of “Concussion.”

“The Revenant” earned Globes for best motion picture and best director for Alejandro Inarritu.

The 41-year-old actor born in Hollywood earned his third career Golden Globe. His earlier wins came two years ago for “The Wolf of Wall Street” and in 2005 for “The Aviator.”