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Watch: Leonardo DiCaprio says all the right things during Oscar acceptance speech


Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar on Sunday, taking home the best actor statuette for his role in revenge movie The Revenant, and he made the moment count.

In his acceptance speech, DiCaprio, who received a standing ovation, said: "Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted."

Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar. Getty Images

Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar. Getty Images

The environmentally minded actor split his acceptance speech between lauding colleagues including his Oscar-winning director, Alejandro Inarritu, and calling for action to combat global warming.

"Climate change is real. It is happening right now," DiCaprio said. "It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating. We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters or the big corporations" but for all people.

DiCaprio added: "Our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet to find snow. Climate change is real, it is happening now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together, and we need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters and the big corporations but who speak for all of humanity."

Watch his full acceptance speech here

Leo's moving speech was applauded by Twitterarti as he 'broke the internet' after finally nabbing the much-awaited Oscar after six nominations.

And of course, there were some tongue-in-cheek tweets too

With inputs from agencies

First Published On : Feb 29, 2016 16:15 IST

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