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Leonardo DiCaprio Makes Political Statement in Golden Globes 2016 Acceptance Speech (Video)

Leonardo DiCaprio Makes Political Statement in Golden Globes 2016 Acceptance Speech (Video)

Leonardo DiCaprio is all smiles while accepting his trophy on stage at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday (January 10) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 41-year-old actor won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for his work in The Revenant, which also won Best Picture – Drama.

After Leo thanked everyone involved in the movie, he went on to make a political statement that involved the themes of the film.

“Lastly, I want to share this award with all the First Nations people represented in this film and all the indigenous communities around the world. It is time that we recognize your history and that we protect your indigenous lands from corporate interests and people that are out there to exploit them. It is time that we heard your voice and protected this planet for future generations!” Leo said.

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  • I am Evelyn Salt

    Bravo for the statement.

  • ####

    Awesome!!!

  • Soph

    Amazing!

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi ladies!! So awesome that Leo made a point to recognize the First Nations people. Take my hat off to him!!!!

  • (S)

    Hope Leo has a fun night celebrating his win! Very happy The Revenant won best picture tonight and best director for Inarritu! Well deserved!!! :)

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi! I was stunned, but happy to hear The Revenant win. I thought Spotlight would.
    According to an interview, he and Kate (+ hubby) are going to the after parties together!! How cute is that!

  • ####

    Awesome pic of Leo and inarritu

    https://instagram.com/p/BAYv4RkgqVb/

  • https://twitter.com/pariwriting Pari

    Congratulations Team The Revenant!! :) WOW speech Leo!! Awesome, heartfelt.. God bless everyone.. :)

  • Tigerlilly

    So all the major awards to Leo and The Revenant? I’m speechless. CONGRATS LEO and cast and crew!!! What a triumph :)

  • Revengefan0101

    What about Jonah the bear?

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  • (S)

    Very cute! Kate Winslet is one of my favorite actresses. I know many people don’t like her…but I’ve seen all her movies and think she’s very talented. She is the reason I saw Titanic, not Leo.

  • jayj2

    Just woke up, bit late to the party, but congratulations Leo x

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi! Beating a dead horse – lol!!!

  • (S)

    I think the timing of the joke at the beginning of the show was awkward and Jonah ended up looking stupid. The f bombs weren’t helping him either.

  • Revengefan0101

    But did Jonah join them with the bear costume on b/c that would be hilarious.

  • Zzzzzz

    Hi ladies! One last thing – lol! I think the last part of his speech was truly from the heart. The fact that he stumbled a few times with the wording tells me it wasn’t some rehearsed speech, like so many of his interviews, but something he really believes in and is passionate about.
    Okay – now I’m off to do stuff I should have done a few hours ago!! Night night!

  • KB10
  • Zzzzzz

    Hi ladies!
    DAVID BOWIE has died!!! OMG!!! I have been such a huge fan of his. He was such an incredible singer – truly one of a kind. My thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones :(

  • ChicagoMari

    It’s just terrible, isn’t it? I grew up listening to David Bowie. He was a legend. I’m so sad that he’s gone.

  • Revengefan0101

    LMAO… ET showed Leo the reaction gif and told him it was trending: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR0lnGkg9NQ

  • KB10
  • Fan Girl

    What after party did Leo go to?

  • AzureRose

    Glad to see that quality, creativity, commitment and willpower are rewarded.
    I hope this trend will be confimed at the next awards.
    DiCaprio looks really elegant in that A r m a n i suit – old fashion style never fails.
    I have appreciated the political segment of his speech.

    The Martian: It’s not a comedy
    B. Larson: I can’t say
    J. Lawrence: *double eye roll*
    M. Damon: ok
    K. Winslet: ok
    S. Stallone: No comment
    E. Morricone: thumbs up!
    L. Gaga: No comment

    Among wonderful news a sad one: David Bowie passed away. And One of the most creative minds in the music industry and arts in general is no more.

  • Fan Girl

    Such a cutie pie. 😍😍😍

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BAZKBBQygid/

  • Fan Girl

    I hope Leo will sweep off the awards season. Critic’s Choice, SAG, and mostly, the Oscars. I won’t expect him to win at the BAFTA, they always give to the Brits. So it’s okay if they give it to Fassbender or Redmayne as long as Leo gets the others.

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  • https://plus.google.com/+deechattaway Moon Gazer

    I just saw :(
    That is just awful :(
    Prayers to his family , friends and fans.

  • Tigerlilly

    But how awesome would it be if Leo wins the bafta. Then we could for sure say oscar is a safe thing for him this year :)

  • Tigerlilly

    Love it. He was so relaxed this time!!!

  • Tigerlilly

    Wow!

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  • McAwesome

    Congratulations to Leo and the whole crew!!!!! Couldn’t watch it live but a big thanks to all of you for the pics/videos/gifs. Love it!
    He looks gorgeous (gimme that tung! lol) http://stargist.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/leonardo.jpg
    Hope they all had a great night and a good party.

    I try not to be mean to people I don’t even know, but Jennifer Lawrence? What a B!tch, sorry! That reporter she called out was cleary not american/english. He was probably nervous and looked at the phone to read his question without mistakes. You just won an award, damn it. Just be thankful..! That was worse than the arrogant look on gaga’s face! smh

  • McAwesome

    Unbelievable! If I was a reporter at this event who doesn’t speak perfect english I would have died! And probably wouldn’t have ask her a question after this. Just let them do their jobs!

  • Charade

    What did she say?? Poor reporter

  • Charade

    It’s all over internet. People is cracking up with his expressions LOL

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    His face haha “Dude every expression i make trends, give me a break haha”

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    I’m surprised Tom wasn’t even nominated…
    https://instagram.com/p/BAZKCOWNWSf/

  • Charade

    Mmmm what a bitch. There’s being relaxed and funny and then there’s enjoying publicly humilliating others

  • McAwesome

    also posted it earlier (a clip of it)
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/michaelblackmon/jennifer-lawrence-reporter-golden-globes#.flzZlM3gL
    My english isn’t perfect either, I would pee my pants!

  • Charade

    Cutest Leo & Alejandro joint interview backstage. Lol at Leo holding the mic for him and awww at the love moment and Leo blinking at him

    https://youtu.be/VXspYVMfobA

  • Tigerlilly
  • Charade

    I scrolled down and saw it thanks. I was finishing reading the previous threads, should have waited til i catched up

  • Tigerlilly

    Do you think he was really THAT good? I don’t know. He mumbeld so much I barely understood him lol

  • Charade

    Thank God the subtitles were there when he was talking! Didn’t need them for the rest of English speaking actors

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