This year Academy Awards were hot topic, but not because of the movies that were made last year but for lack of diversity – only white people were this year’s nominees and because everybody was wondering would this be the year when Leo will finally get one little gold man.
And he did. After years of acting in some of the best movies of all time he got his acknowledgment this year. Getting up on the stage he admitted that he dreamed of this day since he was for years old boy. He paid tribute to his parents who were there for him all his life, supporting his dream to become actor. Leo also shared his gratitude to all who supported him, there in the audience and to all of his fans who cheered for him.
DiCaprio took this chance to speak about his other passion – saving the environment and climate changes on earth. “To be able to speak about that in a platform of 100s of millions of people that are watching this. To me, like I said, this is the most existential crises our civilization has ever known, and I wanted to speak out about that tonight because simultaneously while doing this brilliant film that Alejandro directed, I’ve been doing a documentary about climate change which has brought me to Greenland China, India to speak with the world’s leading experts on this issue and the time is now. It’s imperative that we act.
“And I really wanted tonight, I feel so overwhelmed with gratitude for what happened tonight, but I feel there is a ticking clock out there. There is a sense of urgency that we all must do something proactive about this issue and certainly with this upcoming election, the truth is this: If you do not believe in climate change, you do not believe in modern science or empirical truths and you will be on the wrong side of history and we need to all join together and vote for leaders who care about the future of this civilization and the world as we know it.”
And for #OscarSoWhite controversy Chris Rock really rocked the stage. As a host he had numerous jokes about white nominees that he light up the night. One of his best was his opening line: “Well, I’m here at the Academy Awards. Otherwise known as the White People’s Choice Awards.” So hopefully, they will pay more attention to the diversity for the next year. And until then Leo we congratulate you for your first Oscar in a very rich career.