Did this really happen? Leonardo DiCaprio received his first “Oscar”! Leo’s victory was brought by the movie “The Revenant.” The winner was announced by Julianne Moore and after the announcement of winner’s name, the guests in the audience stood up. In his speech, DiCaprio thanked the partner in the movie “The Revenant”, Tom Hardy, directed by Martin Scorsese, his teacher and master, and reminded about environmental problems. See how it was.
This was actor’s the sixth golden statuette nomination. First time he could get it 22 years ago for his role in the movie “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.”
The 88th awards ceremony was held in Los Angeles on February 28. While receiving the award, the actor thanked the academy and all colleagues. According to him, “The Revenant” was “the result of an extraordinary team.” At the end of the speech, Leo reminded about climate change. “This is a real danger that threatens the world and all beings”, – said the actor, who is donating large amounts of money to protect the environment.
For Oscar’s Best Actor was also nominated Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”), Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs”), Matt Damon (“The Martian”) and Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”).
In “The Revenant”, DiCaprio has the role of a researcher and fur hunter, named Hugh Voice. In the story, during one of his expeditions he was injured in a battle with a bear-grizzly, was buried alive and robbed, but, despite everything, he has crossed 320 kilometers to the nearest fort. Leo admitted that these shots have become the most difficult in his career.
“The Revenant” ” was a landmark film not only for DiCaprio, but also for the director Alejandro González Iñárritu. The Mexican has received the “Oscar” for best director for the second year in a row. Last year, he “took” the award for the movie “Birdman”, which was also recognized as the best movie of the year. The last time this happened was 66 years ago – in 1949 and 1950, when the “Oscar” was won by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. “I can’t believe this is happening!” – were Iñárritu’s first words on the stage. Apparently, we also do not believe that!