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Leonardo DiCaprio and the BAFTA Kiss That Went Viral

  | February 15, 2016 14:05 IST (New Delhi)
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Leonardo kissed Maggie Smith at the BAFTA Awards. (Image courtesy: NewsDiCaprio)

The kiss cam, making its debut at the BAFTAs, was disappointed by real life couple Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander but Leonardo literally leapt out of his seat to plant a peck on the cheek of Dame Maggie Smith when it was his turn. Luckily for Leo, she didn't wither him with aristocratic scorn as her Downton Abbey character

Leonardo DiCaprio probably didn't go looking for a viral opportunity at the BAFTAs that would eclipse his Globes eyeroll at Lady Gaga, but he found one anyway when 'kiss cam' focused on him.
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.
 
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.
 

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