DiCaprio finally wins Oscar for Best Actor
Monday, February 29, 2016
Yesterday Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar, for , at the 88th . The award ended DiCaprio's long wait for an Academy Award — he was first nominated in 1993 and won on his sixth nomination, for his role in , which also won Best Cinematography and Best Director.
|I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted. Thank you so very much.|
In his acceptance speech, DiCaprio described The Revenant as "about man's relationship to the natural world", and spoke of underprivileged people affected adversely by human activities on nature. He also said "Our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet just to be able to find snow". He concluded saying "I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted. Thank you so very much."
DiCaprio was previously nominated for his work in, for Best Actor and Best Picture; , for Best Actor; , Best Actor; and , for Best Supporting Actor.
Swedish actress for her role in . collected Best Actress for her performance in ., who co-starred with DiCaprio in , was nominated for for , but lost to
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