DiCaprio used the second half of his speech — after the usual thanks — to call attention to climate change. “Making The Revenant was about man’s relationship to the natural world, a world that we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year in recorded history — our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet just to be able to find snow,” he said.
Beating 2014 host Ellen DeGeneres' star-studded selfie, DiCaprio's moment in the sun clocked up 440,000 tweets per minute when he took to the stage to accept his trophy according to Twitter ; by comparison, Degeneres' tweet caused 255,000 tweets per minute.
The other movies fighting for this prestigious title were 'The Big Short, ' 'Bridge of Spies , ' 'Brooklyn , ' 'Mad Max: Fury Road, ' 'The Martian , ' 'The Revenant , ' and 'Room '. The Oscar host, clad in a white tuxedo, said in his rip-roaring monologue that if hosts were nominated like people in the acting categories, people would be watching Neil Patrick Harris instead.
It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to stop procrastinating, we need to support leaders around the world who speak for all of humanity, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people, for our children's children, and for those whose voices who have been drowned out by the politics of greed.
The strong reception earned by Creed , both financially and critically, is a testament to how well boxing - both its action and socio-economic commentary - translates to the big screen. Despite the compelling storyline and solid performance by Smith, Concussion doesn't hit as hard as the head shots it chronicles. Back in 1976, The New York Times reported that Stallone was only a year on from being nearly penniless with a small family struggling to pay the rent.
Before the first awards were handed out, host Chris Rock, as expected, immediately addressed the major issue hanging over this year's Academy Awards - no African-American nominees in the acting and direction categories. Caton-Jones for casting me in my first film". "This year, things are going to be a little different". Rock concluded his hosting gig with the sign off, "I wanna invite everyone to the BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards this summer!" DiCaprio, 41, has already racked ...