Leonardo DiCaprio Finally Wins an Oscar Award
After more than 20 years since he was first nominated for an Academy Award, Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins an Oscar Award this year. DiCaprio won the coveted Oscar’s best actor award in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s survival and revenge odyssey, The Revenant, where he played a fur trapper. For his role, Leonardo DiCaprio has to sleep in animal carcasses and even eat a raw bison liver. These, among other things have made DiCaprio really deserving of the award.
The other nominees for the best actor category include Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl), Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs), Matt Damon (The Martian) and Bryan Cranston (Trumbo). Audience at the Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre gave a huge standing ovation when Leonardo DiCaprio claimed the win. In his acceptance speech, the 41-year-old actor described the movie as a “transcendent cinematic experience”. He also said, “The Revenant was the product of a tireless cast and crew”.
DiCaprio had a long list of personalities to thank for particularly those who have helped him in his journey as an actor which include Martin Scorsese, and then went on to tell the world what he has to say about climate change.
2016 Oscar’s best actor 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 together and stop procrastinating.”
“We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters, the big corporations, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world.”
“Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted.”
Leonardo DiCaprio is not just a bankable star, he is one of Hollywood’s well-regarded personalities. In the past, DiCaprio has been hearing the Academy Award presenters called out his name only as a nominee, until this year. It was his 6th nomination in the Oscars and his first time to win the golden statue.