Leonardo DiCaprio Talks Climate Change in Oscars Acceptance Speech

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Leonardo DiCaprio has done it.

The veteran actor finally won the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, taking home the trophy on Sunday night for his performance in The Revenant.

Upon taking the stage, DiCaprio had to wait for a standing ovation to die down before he started his speech.

“Thank you all so very much. Thank you to the Academy. Thank to all of you in this room. I have to congratulate the other nominees," DiCaprio said to open the speech.

The handsome actor went on to thank co-star Tom Hardy and Oscar-winning director Alejandro Innaritu prior to showing gratitude for his team, all those who aided his career, and his parents. 

DiCaprio then turned political to wrap things up.

"Climate change is real. It is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat affecting our entire species.

"We need to support leaders around the world… who speak for all of humanity... I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take this award for granted."

This prompted another standing ovation.

Prior to winning the big one, DiCaprio took home equivalent Best Actor honors at the Critics’ Choice Awards, Golden Globes, SAG Awards and the BAFTAs.

Check out his pitch perfect speech below:

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