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Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, 2016 Oscars, Academy Awards, Winner

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The Revenant continues to win big this awards season.

The film's director Alejandro González Iñárritu walked away with the Best Directing award at the 2016 Oscars.

"I can't believe this is happening," said Iñárritu in his acceptance speech. "It's amazing to receive this award."

The director thanked his cast and crew for their hard work on The Revenant.

He also had a special message for the film's star Leonardo DiCaprio, who is nominated for Best Actor at tonight's ceremony.

"Leo, you are The Revenant," said Iñárritu. "Thank you for... your soul, your art, your life."

Iñárritu also added that he was very lucky to be at the Academy Awards but called for more diversity.

"What a great opportunity to our generation to really liberate ourselves from all prejudice... and tribal thinking and make sure for once and forever that the color of [our] skin becomes as irrelevant as the length of our hair."

This is the fourth Oscar and seventh nomination for the director, who had multiple nominations at the 88th Annual Academy Awards tonight.

He won three Academy Awards last year for Birdman, in the Best Picture, Best Directing and Writing categories.

The other nominees in the Best Directing category at this year's ceremony included: Adam McKay (The Big Short), George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road), Lenny Abrahamson (Room), Tom McCarthy (Spotlight).

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