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DiCaprio shared his Golden Globe for “Revenant” with First Nations people on Sunday in California.

DiCaprio Shares Golden Globe for “Revenant” with First Nations People

Vincent Schilling

Leonardo DiCaprio accepted the Golden Globe at the 2016 Golden Globes 73rd awards ceremony on Sunday held at the Beverly Hilton hotel in California. DiCaprio won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for his role in the feature film Revenant, directed by Alejandro G. Inarritu who took the best director Globe. The Revenant was also named best picture.

During his acceptance speech DiCaprio paid the customary respects by thanking all of the cast and crew and his parents – and as the music began to play to usher him off the stage, he took a moment to thank the Indigenous community involved in the making 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.” said DiCaprio.

The other actors nominated for best actor were Will Smith for ‘Concussion,’ Michael Fassbender for ‘Steve Jobs,’ Eddie Redmayne for ‘The Danish Girl,’ and Bryan Cranston for ‘Trumbo.’

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Submitted by BWilson on
It was for The Revenant. And his speech was wonderful. I do hope this leads to other more exciting projects for Native people in the future.

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Michael Madrid
Submitted by Michael Madrid on
I've always liked DiCaprio and his work. I'll support him as long as I live. He's a far cry from insensitive idiots like Thor Hemstead and his ditzy wife.

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Submitted by Flower on
I'm proud he did this in front of millions watching. It was a shame the media coverage today about Leo made such a big deal about Lady Gaga bumping into him rather than this heartfelt statement. He's a great man.