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Transcript Of Leonardo DiCaprio Oscars Acceptance Speech Brings Attention To An Important Issue


It finally happened. The 88th Academy Awards on Sunday night finally saw an event that the world has been waiting years for: Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar for his performance in The Revenant. Transcript of DiCaprio's Oscars acceptance speech shows that he was just has ready to bring home that shiny, well-deserved trophy as the rest of the Internet was for him. No more sad Leo memes; no more disappointed GIFs.

Many believed DiCaprio was snubbed in 2014 when he didn't win an Oscar for his performance in The Wolf of Wall Street, and in 2007 for Blood Diamond, and in 2004 for The Aviator — you get the picture. Even Adele wished DiCaprio luck on Sunday morning before the awards — and she did it with the most epic Titanic joke ever, according to People:

Brilliant. But to top it all off, she even included a picture of her standing in front of the clock that Jack asks Rose to meet him at in Titanic. And all of Leo's hard work was finally recognized on Sunday night when he won the Oscar for his performance as Huge Glass in The Revenant. Transcript of his acceptance speech shows that DiCaprio wasn't just going to use the moment to gloat about how long he's waited for the moment. Nope, true to Leo form, he used the platform to share what The Revenant was really about: the planet and combating manmade climate change:

The fact that DiCaprio used his speech as more than a time to say "I won, finally! Thanks!" shows that he truly cares about the issues behind the films that he stars in. DiCaprio's important call to action shows just why he deserved this Oscar.