After six Oscar nominations, actor Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the movie, “The Revenant”.
DiCaprio, 41, has become the favorite to win the award after other awards given by the Golden Globe and the Bafta for his performance on the movie, “The Revenant”.
Just a reminder, Leonardo DiCaprio is the “Jack” from the world-known movie, Titanic. He is also the one in the “Catch me if you can”. He’s just phenomenal!
As the 41-year-old actor walked toward the stage to receive the coveted golden trophy, the crowd composed of respected people in the industry got on their feet to give Leonardo a standing ovation.
Then, he gave his speech that’s really close to his heart – about global warming and climate change. Leonardo is the current UN Messenger of peace focusing on climate change.
This is how his speech goes:
“Thank you all so very much. Thank you to the Academy, thank you to all of you in this room. I have to congratulate the other incredible nominees this year. ‘The Revenant’ was the product of the tireless efforts of an unbelievable cast and crew. First off, to my brother in this endeavor, Mr. Tom Hardy. Tom, your talent on screen can only be surpassed by your friendship off screen… thank you for creating a transcendent cinematic experience. Thank you to everybody at Fox and New Regency…my entire team. I have to thank everyone from the very onset of my career… To my parents, none of this would be possible without you. And to my friends, I love you dearly, you know who you are.
And lastly I just want to say this: Making ‘The Revenant’ was about man’s relationship to the natural world. A world that we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year in recorded history. Our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet just to be able to find snow. Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating. We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people out there who would be most affected by this. For our children’s children, and for those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed. I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted. Thank you so very much.”
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