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Leonardo DiCaprio makes a Political Statement In Golden Globe Speech

Leonardo DiCaprio is one step closer to an Oscar.

The 41-year-old actor picked up the Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama award at the 2016 Golden Globes for his role in The Revenant, and dedicated part of his speech to indigenous people all over the world. DiCaprio plays frontiersman Hugh Glass in the intense film, which also portrays various tribes of North America.

“I want to share this award with all the First Nations people represented in this film, and all the indigenous communities around the world,” DiCaprio said as the music attempted to play him off the stage. “It is time that we recognize your history, and that we protect your indigenous lands from corporate interest and people that are out there to exploit them.”


“It is time that we heard your voice, and protect this planet for future generations,” the noted environmentalist continued, closing out his speech.

The actor’s co-star Tom Hardy also got a shout-out, with DiCaprio calling him a “beast” and “an unbelievable talent.”

“I know in real life [he] would never bury me alive and leave me out in the cold,” he cracked.

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