It’s a tale as old as time, when Leonardo DiCaprio met Lady Gaga. It was a star-studded affair. Gaga (née Stefani Germanotta) had just won her first Golden Globe for Best Performance By an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture for her work in “American Horror Story: Hotel.” Meanwhile, Leo was seated at Table 10, having a laugh with some good friends. She brushed past him on her way to the stage, and well, the rest was history.
Maybe Leo didn’t mean to make such a pompous face. Maybe he really was taken off guard by Gaga’s abrupt nudge. After all, that incredibly sculpted hip of her Versace gown looks pretty sharp to the touch. Either way, we’re thankful this meme now exists because at the end of the day, Gaga has her Golden Globe — and Leo still doesn’t have his Oscar. Sorry, man. Those are the facts.
Here’s how the Internet reacted when Leo met Gaga:
Wouldn't it be great if Leo finally got his Oscar, but it was for that one reaction to Gaga instead of The Revenant? #GoldenGlobes
— devon maloney (@dynamofire) January 11, 2016
If i were granted one superpower it would be to know what Leo was laughing about when Lady Gaga bumped into him on her way to accept her GG.
— Kiersten Warren (@KierstenWarren) January 11, 2016
Will DiCaprio add "Lady Gaga touched me" to his list of The Revenant hardships? pic.twitter.com/vuYB0NGzjn
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) January 11, 2016
Anybody catch the Leo/ Gaga exchange because I am dying laughing
— Rowan Blanchard (@rowblanchard) January 11, 2016
Just to be clear: we like that clip because of Gaga pushing through, not because of Leo snickering like a child, right?
— Jean-Paul Bevilacqua (@jpbevi) January 11, 2016
I love how Leo reacted to being in Gaga's way with the fear of a man forced to look at a woman who is older than 22.
— Jen Kirkman (@JenKirkman) January 11, 2016
For what it’s worth, Leo later clarified what really happened when Gaga brushed up against him. As it turned out, he just straight-up didn’t understand what was happening to him.
The actor told reporters backstage after his big Golden Globes win for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama, “I just didn’t know what was passing me — that’s all!”
Alright, Leo. This time you get a pass, but remember, we’re watching you.