The kiss cam, making its debut at the BAFTAs, was disappointed by real life couple Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander who resolutely refused to kiss, but Leonardo, 41, literally leapt out of his seat to plant a peck on the cheek of Dame Maggie Smith, 81, when it was his turn. Luckily for Leo, she didn't wither him with aristocratic scorn as her Downton Abbey character, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, would certainly have.
Maggie Smith and Leonardo DiCaprio on the BAFTA Kiss Cam pic.twitter.com/A6TuSIdksx? Leo DiCaprio News (@NewsDiCaprio) February 14, 2016
It might have appeared to have been the moment Leo was waiting for but he had much to be thrilled about on Sunday evening at the award show - he won Best Actor for The Revenant, which also scored Best Film and Best Director.
Fassbender and Vikander were the only ones to play kiss cam spoilsport - Bryan Cranston kissed Julianne Moore, Rebel Wilson embraced Eddie Izzard. (Also Read: BAFTA 2016: Leonardo DiCaprio's The Revenant is Top Winner)
Social media will be looking out for more Leonardo DiCaprio viral glory at the Oscars later this month - Leo himself will be hoping to finally go home with the Golden Man that's proved so elusive.