We all are going to die peacefully now as Hollywood heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio bagged his first Oscars trophy. This feat of winning first Academy Award for Best Actor for his flawless work in The Revenant came in the 88th Academy Awards. But making this already fantabulous occasion even more cheerful was Leo’s inspiring and concern on climate change. His millions of fans are surely going to be moved by the 41-year-old actor’s powerful speech highlighting the grim situation the earthlings are in. ALSO READ: Leonardo DiCaprio breaks Oscar jinx, wins best actor.
When last year’s Best Actress Julianne Moore announced the name of winner of Best Actor to be Leonardo DiCaprio, the Dolby Theatre witnessed an overwhelming standing ovation. Leo looking poised and ready for his first Oscar thanked The Revenant co-actor Tom Hardy to Martin Scorsese, who directed him in two previous Oscar nominated movies – The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street. He thanked his The Revenant director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, family and friends. But it was his take on the most important issue at present, the climate change and adverse effects on environment would make his Oscars speech a unique one. ALSO READ: Bollywood Town lauds Leonardo DiCaprio’s first Oscar win.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s snippets from his Oscar acceptance speech on climate change reads: “Making The Revenant was about the relationship between man and nature … Climate change is real. It’s happening right now, the most urgent threat affecting our entire species” but even affected the shoot of “The Revenant”. (sic)
The staunch environmentalist said “Our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet just to find snow,” with 2015 being the “hottest year on record.” DiCaprio’s powerful speech also saw him rally against selfish, money-minded politicians by saying, “We need to support leaders around the world… who speak for all of humanity,” and not those focused on greed. I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take this award for granted tonight.” *crying inconsolably* Well said, someone please give him one more Oscars.