Leo's Oscar speech: "Climate change is the most urgent threat facing our entire species."
We loved his awesome speech.
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(SPOT.ph) Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Academy Award for Best Actor on February 28 after six nominations, and the Internet cheered. His acceptance speech was well-thought-out, going back to when he started as an actor and thanking everyone involved in the movie along with his friends ("You know who you are"), but we love that he also managed to bring up climate change, which has been his advocacy since producing The 11th Hour, a 2007 documentary about the environment.
"Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating," he partly said. "We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people out there who would be most affected by this."
Trust Leo to take the biggest moment of his career and use it to speak about a good (and very, very important) cause!