Video: Leonardo DiCaprio Warns of Climate Change in Oscar Acceptance Speech

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
February 29, 2016 Updated: March 1, 2016

After going home empty-handed four times previously, Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar, for a best actor in “The Revenant”—a gruff, grunting performance that traded little on the actor’s youthful charisma. DiCaprio, greeted with a standing ovation, took the moment to talk about climate change.

“Let us not take our planet for granted,” he said. “I do not take tonight for granted.”