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.’