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In Memoriam: Leonardo DiCaprio Oscars Meme

Farewell, old friend.

Awards shows and memes go together like peanut butter and jelly, but the 88th annual Oscars on Sunday night (February 28) saw the death of one of the Internet's most iconic running jokes: Leonardo DiCaprio and the Oscars that got away.

You see, Leo *finally* took home the Best Actor statuette for his portrayal of Hugh Glass in The Revenant. And while everyone's super-stoked for his long overdue win, we're also feeling a bit nostalgic for the meme that lived from 1994 -- when Leo was first nominated for What's Eating Gilbert Grape? -- to 2016.

The Internet bid a fond farewell to the decades-old Oscars meme Sunday. It is the end of an era, after all.

Of course, there's also this.

And this.

You can't get rid of Leo that easily, you guys. His heart (and memes) will always go on!