Leonardo Di Caprio has one his first Oscar and we could not be happier.
Thank you. Thank you all so very much. Thank you to the Academy, thank you to all of you in this room. I have to congratulate all the other incredible nominees this year and their unbelievable performances. The Revenant was a product of the tireless efforts of an unbelievable cast and crew I got to work alongside. First of to my brother in this endeavour, Mr. Tom Hardy. Tom, your fierce talent onscreen can only be surpassed by your friendship off screen with Mr. Alejandro Iñárritu . As the history of cinema unfolds, you’ve forged your way into the history in these past two years. What an unbelievable talent you are! Thank you to you and Chivo for creating a transcendent cinematic experience for all of us. Thank you to everybody at Fox and New Regency, particularly to Milchan, you’re the champion of this endevaour. My entire team.
I’ve to thank everyone from the very onset of my career: Mr. Caton Jones for casting me in my first film, Mr. Scorcese for teaching me so much about the cinematic art form. My parents, none of this would be possible without you and my friends, I love you dearly – you know who you are.
Lastly I just want to say this: making The Revenant was about a man’s relationship with the natural world. A world that we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year in recorded history. Our production moved to the Southern tip of the planet just to be able to find snow. 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 and the big corporations, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people who’ll 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.
I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let’s not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted!