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Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Political in Golden Globes Speech, Gives Kate Winslet a Huge Hug After Win

by Antoinette Bueno 9:14 PM PST, January 10, 2016
Playing Leonardo DiCaprio Gets Political in Golden Globes Speech, Gives Kate Winslet a Huge Hug After Win

Leonardo DiCaprio is one step closer to an Oscar.

The 41-year-old actor picked up the Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama award at the 2016 Golden Globes for his role in The Revenant, and dedicated part of his speech to indigenous people all over the world. DiCaprio plays frontiersman Hugh Glass in the intense film, which also portrays various tribes of North America.

"I want to share this award with all the First Nations people represented in this film, and all the indigenous communities around the world," DiCaprio said as the music attempted to play him off the stage. "It is time that we recognize your history, and that we protect your indigenous lands from corporate interest and people that are out there to exploit them."

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"It is time that we heard your voice, and protect this planet for future generations," the noted environmentalist continued, closing out his speech.

The actor's co-star Tom Hardy also got a shout-out, with DiCaprio calling him a "beast" and "an unbelievable talent."

"I know in real life [he] would never bury me alive and leave me out in the cold," he cracked.

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And to the delight of Titanic fans everywhere, DiCaprio's close pal Kate Winslet was the first to give him a huge hug after his big win on Sunday night. Winslet, 40, was also a 2016 Golden Globe winner, picking up a Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture award for her role in Steve Jobs.

DiCaprio's big win is especially important this awards season, as the Golden Globes are often a precursor for who will win an Oscar. The A-list actor has been nominated for an Oscar four times in his career but has never won, leading many to speculate that 2016 could finally be his year.

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ET talked to DiCaprio about his role in The Revenant earlier this month, where he dished on the much talked-about scene of him getting viciously attacked by a bear.

"I think what he and [cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki] achieved in this sequence is gonna be groundbreaking cinematically," DiCaprio said. "I think people are gonna be talking about that sequence for a while."

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