The Wolf of Wall Street
Leonardo DiCaprio is nominated as Best Actor for his role in The Wolf of Wall StreetRed Granite Pictures

So Leonardo DiCaprio might not have won an Oscar after all.

The internet was sent into meltdown by a leaked photo of a gold plate apparently bound for this year's best actor Oscar winner, naming the Wolf of Wall Street actor as the recipient.

Rumours started brewing when American broadcaster CNN showed a programme on how Oscars statues are made, ending with a shot showing DiCaprio's "winning" nameplate.

Leonardo DiCaprio Oscar gaffe
Twitter users noticed the alleged CNN gaffe@TheLetter10

But it turns out the three-time nominee DiCaprio might not have bagged the award, and his fellow nominees, Christian Bale, Bruce Dern, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Matthew McConaughey should still attend the March 2 ceremony.

Each nominee is made a plate, with only the winning one being fastened to the statuette.