Finally the moment we all have been waiting for has arrived. It’s been 22 years since Leonardo DiCaprio was first nominated for an academy award, on the 88th academy awards Leo finally won his first ever Oscar for the best actor in leading role for the movie “The Revenant”.
DiCaprio has showcased a plethora of Academy Award worthy performances, but the shiny statue always eluded him. He has previously been nominated five times for the Oscars :
- The Wolf Of The Wall Street – 2014 (Best Actor In A Leading Role & Best Picture)
- Blood Diamond – 2007 (Best Actor In A Leading Role)
- The Aviator – 2005 (Best Actor In A Leading Role)
- What’s Eating Gilbert Grape – 1994 (Best Actor In A Supporting Role)
During his acceptance speech, Leo asked the audience to “support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters or big corporations but who speak for all of humanity, for indigenous people of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people who’ll be affected by this.”
The 41 yr old also spoke about climate change, an issue close to his heart “Making The Revenant was about a man’s relationship to the natural world, a world that we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year in recorded history” he said.
“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.
Let us not take this planet for granted”
“I DO NOT TAKE TONIGHT FOR GRANTED” he concluded.
Watch his acceptance speech here:
Written By: Kusha Saini