Leonardo DiCaprio's acceptance speech

Golden Globe Awards 2016

The following is the video with transcript text of Leonardo DiCaprio's acceptance speech at the Golden Globe Awards 2016.
    Language Notes and Explanations
  • HFPA= Hollywood Foreign Press Association
  • unfathomable= 1.incapable of being fathomed; immeasurable 2. incomprehensible. The etymology is "fathom"= Unit of length (6 feet, or 2 yards, or 1.8288 metres) in the old imperial system, used especially for measuring the depth of water.
  • terrific = fantastic
  • to stick +ing= continue with decision
  • First Nation = the various Aboriginal Canadians who are neither Inuit nor Métis
  • corporate = referring to big corporations
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Here are the nominees for best actor in motion picture drama.
Bryan Cranston - Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant
Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne - The Danish Girl
and Will Smith - Concussion
and the Golden Globe goes to Leonardo DiCaprio!

Wow, Thank you, what an incredible honor, wow, that meant a lot, thank you so much, thank you to the HFPA, and to the other fantastic performances in this category, you guys were unbelievable with terrific hero and film. Two years ago we found ourselves submerged deep in nature with all these complications and all the beauty that it gave us cinematically, this film was about survival, was about adaptation, was about the triumph of the human spirit, but more than anything it was abot trust.
And there's no one more deserving that trust than our director Alejandro G. Iñárritu - thank you for allowing me to be a part of this journey with you, your leadership, your vision, your acute attention, to making every day so visceral... I've never had an experience like this in my entire life.

The depths to which he and our entire crew went through was unfathomable and I really want to thank the actors that I got to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with in this film in particular my good friend Tom Hardy, who's a beast and unbelievable every single day, who I know in real life would never bury me alive and leave me out in the cold to die like that.

My makeup artist Sian Grigg you are an unbelievable talent, thank you for all the genius you brought to this movie and I think of all the people involved in making this film - Mary Parent, Steve Golin, Brad Weston, Jim Gianopulos - but there's no one who'd stick going with a film like this... and you are the champion of this film - my entire team Jan, Sean, Rick, Steve, Chretien - Rick thank you for pushing me constantly to make choices like this - my parents, I love you dearly - my friends you know who you are...

And lastly I want to share this award with all the First Nation's people represented in this film, and all the indigenous communities around the world. It is time that we recognize your history and that we protect your indigenous lands from corporate interests and people out there that would exploit them, and it's time that we heard your voice and protected this planet for future generations. Thank you very much.