Leonardo DiCaprio acknowledges First Nations people in Golden Globes speech

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s acceptance speech at the 73rd Golden Globes on Sunday was award-winning itself.

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DiCaprio won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for his role in the movie The Revenant, and he said he wanted to share his award with First Nations people.

“I want to share this award with all the First Nations people represented in this film and all the Indigenous communities around the world. It is time that we recognized your history and that we protect your indigenous lands from corporate interests and people that are out there to exploit them,” he said.

“It is time that we heard your voice and protected this planet for future generations.”

DiCaprio’s award for his role in The Revenant is his third Golden Globe win, and his 11th nomination in the past 20 years. The film is set in 1823 Montana and South Dakota and is an autobiographical telling of frontiersman and fur trapper Hugh Glass.

The film was shot in both Alberta and B.C.

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