Oscars 2016: Leonardo Dicaprio Finally Gets His Oscar...After Four Previous Misses [IMAGES]

Finally: Leonardo DiCaprio used his Oscar win for Best Actor to deliver a lecture on climate change at the Academy Awards on Sunday night
Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar for his grunting, gruff performance in The Revenant, after four previous misses.

Delivering his acceptance speech, the winner of the best actor in a leading role at the 88th Academy Awards said, 'Making The Revenant was about man's relationship to the natural world...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.'

'Let us not take our planet for granted,' he concluded. 'I do not take tonight for granted.'

While an advocate for addressing the threat of climate change, 41-year-old DiCaprio was reported to have taken six private jet flights in just six weeks in 2014. It may prove hard for the actor to justify the need to avail himself of more than $200,000 worth of private travel between LA and New York in such a short period of time. 

The winners: Leo, 41, congratulated Brie Larson on her win for Best Actress for Room
Man in waiting: Oscar gold has previously eluded the celebrated star, who has won plenty of other honours over his two decade long career

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