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Leo DiCaprio Made A Powerful Political Statement At The Golden Globes

On Sunday, Leonardo DiCaprio won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for his role in “The Revenant.”

Leo stole the show a number of times throughout the evening, but he truly shined during his acceptance speech for the award.

The immensely talented actor finished his speech with a powerful political statement about indigenous peoples. He said,

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.

DiCaprio's remarks were not only eloquent, but extremely appropriate given the film depicts Native Americans and stars actors of indigenous descent.

It's rare for the worlds of politics and entertainment to collide, and when they do things can get messy.

But DiCaprio made some very valid and important points, and he came off as intelligent and genuine. His speech was well received by the audience.

Many also took to Twitter to applaud his impassioned and apt words.

Indeed, Leo won the Internet tonight.





“The Revenant” tells the story of Hugh Glass (DiCaprio), an intrepid frontiersman who explored the American wilderness in the 19th century. It's a tale of survival against impossible odds, and Leo obviously did a tremendous job portraying Glass.

At the Golden Globes, DiCaprio once again proved he's not just a fantastic actor, he's also an individual who cares deeply about the world and its diverse array of people.

Watch DiCaprio's full speech below.

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John Haltiwanger

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John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.
John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.

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