FINALLY: Leonardo DiCaprio wins Oscar for Revenant

Leonardo DiCaprio has won the Academy Award for his role in The Revenant.

Leo, who has previously been nominated four times, finally won his first Oscar for his performance in The Revenant, taking home the Best Actor Award at last night’s star studded ceremony.



The actor used his lengthy acceptance speech to talk about climate change, and was able to speak for a longer period than other winners when the producers failed to play ‘wrap-it-up’ music as he went well past his allotted time of 45 seconds.

“Making The Revenant was about man’s relationship to the natural world…climate change is real,” said DiCaprio.

“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.”

“Let us not take our planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted,” he added.