Mr. DiCaprio has been one of the most talked about Oscar nominees for weeks now, as he’s been nominated several times without ever winning. (Always a bridesmaid, never a bride….) Until now.
Derek Wong, writing for the official Oscar site, wrote this about the event and the speech that went with it:
“Leonardo DiCaprio is the 2016 Oscar Winner for Best Actor. In his acceptance speech, DiCaprio brought attention to global warming. He stated, "Climate change is real. It is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species. We need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating."
This is the first Academy Award for Leonardo DiCaprio. In the Revenant, Leonardo DiCaprio plays Hugh Glass, who is badly mauled by a grizzly and abandoned by his fellow trappers. Barely surviving his wounds, Glass is driven by thoughts of his family and a desire for revenge as he endures the frigid winter and pursues the men who left him for dead.”
Regardless of anyone's thoughts on global warming, it can be agreed upon that it was an award long awaited for and well deserved. If you are ready to create your own acting career, please contact us at the Acting School for Film and Television today!