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Leo uses Oscars speech to highlight climate change

Leonardo DiCaprio used his Oscars acceptance speech to highlight the issue of climate change.

It proved sixth time lucky for the Hollywood star, who had repeatedly lost out on his five previous nominations.

He took home the coveted Best Actor gong for his role in The Revenant - a film, he said, about man's relationship with nature.

Our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet just to be able to find snow.

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.

– Leonardo DiCaprio

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Leonardo DiCaprio tweets his thanks after Oscars win

Leonardo DiCaprio has thanked the Academy and his colleagues on The Revenant after winning Best Actor at the Oscars.

Oscars: Leonardo DiCaprio wins Best Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio has won the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in The Revenant.

It is the first Oscar award for DiCaprio, who had been nominated six times.

Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio Credit: Reuters

The other nominations were:

  • Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
  • Matt Damon, The Martian
  • Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

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Oscars: Sam Smith wins Best Original Song

Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes' James Bond theme Writing's On The Wall has won the Oscar for Best Original Song.

Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith won Best Original Song Credit: Reuters

The other nominations were:

  • The Weeknd - Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)
  • J. Ralph and Anohni - Manta Ray (Racing Extinction)
  • David Lang - Simple Song #3 (Youth)
  • Lady Gaga - Til It Happens To You (The Hunting Ground)
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