Leonardo DiCaprio Wins Best Actor At Oscars, Talks Global Warming in Speech #Oscars

02/28/2016 - Leonardo DiCaprio - 88th Annual Academy Awards - Press Room - Loews Hollywood Hotel - Hollywood, CA, USA - Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 - False - Photo Credit: David Gabber / PRPhotos.com - Contact (1-866-551-7827) - Portrait Face Count: 1

Leonardo DiCaprio will never take his Oscar win for granted. After being nominated 6 times over the past two decades Leo finally took home his for Oscar for Best Actor for “The Revenant” he spoke about something close to his heart—global warming. “”Thank you all so very much. Thank you to the Academy, thank you to all of you in this room. To my parents, none of this would be possible without you. My friends, I love you dearly. You know who you are.”

He later added, “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, the big corporations, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world,” he pleaded. “For the billions and billions of underprivileged people who will 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. Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted.”

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