Leonardo DiCaprio wins Oscar for role in “The Revenant”

By Clay Dubberly, Editor-in-Chief

 Leonardo DiCaprio won an Oscar for Best Actor for his role in “The Revenant” tonight — the first time he’s won an Oscar after six nominations.

During his acceptance speech, he highlighted the issue of global warming: “Making ‘The Revenant’ was about man’s relationship to the natural world…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.”

“The Revenant” took home 12 Oscars total.

The Revenant was a story about a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, who traversed a snowy wilderness to track down a man that brought tragedy upon his family after being deserted.

“I am so grateful to the Academy for their recognition of this film. Making ‘The Revenant’ was one of the most rewarding and collaborative experiences of my life. None of this would have been possible without Alejandro’s talent, vision and determination. Our dedicated crew also deserves to share in this moment. Together, they have created a truly unique cinematic experience. Congratulations to all of my fellow nominees this season. Thank you to the Academy,” DiCaprio said.


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