“I went up to him,” the Critics’ Choice Awards winner revealed. “Everyone was standing up to cheer for someone so I [stood] up and checked to see how many people were standing up and I noticed Leonardo DiCaprio right in the chair behind us. Then I just walked straight up to him and I noticed a huge line of people trying to meet him. And I was just like, ‘Oh I’m a kid I can skip it.’ So I skipped it and just said, ‘Hi.’”
His plan worked and Tremblay managed to snap an adorable selfie with the 41-year-old actor. “This just happened!!! I finally met #leonardodicaprio #sagawards,” he captioned the pic.
Tremblay tells DeGeneres that it was their exchange during the meet-up that he believes helped DiCaprio take home his big win Saturday night. “Then I said good luck to him and then he said good luck to me,” he explained. “And he won, right? I didn’t win. So if you want to win, you just have to come up to me.”