Leonardo DiCaprio, winner of the award for best actor in a leading role for “The Revenant”, left, and Alejandro G. Inarritu, winner of the award for best director for “The Revenant”, pose in the press room with their awards at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Leonardo DiCaprio, winner of the award for best actor in a leading role for “The Revenant”, left, and Alejandro G. Inarritu, winner of the award for best director for “The Revenant”, pose in the press room with their awards at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

DiCaprio, The Revenant Take Home The Oscar, Indigenous People Get Shout-Out (& Full Oscars List)

In a not-too-surprising turn of events at the 88th Academy Awards, Leonardo DiCaprio and director Alejandro Iñárritu took home Oscars for The Revenant. In another gesture of respect, DiCaprio didn’t forget to give a shout-out to Indigenous people in the making of the film. Additionally, there were cutaways to Native actors Duane Howard, Forrest Goodluck and Arthur RedCloud during the acceptance speeches.

Arthur RedCloud and Forrest Goodluck at the Oscars (Screen capture)

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Arthur RedCloud and Forrest Goodluck at the Oscars

Will Poulter and Duane Howard at the Oscars (Screen capture)

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Will Poulter and Duane Howard at the Oscars

The Revenant received 12 nominations for Oscars and won three; Mad Max: Fury Road had 10 nominations and won six, while Spotlight was named Best Picture, an award many predicted would also go to The Revenant.

“Making The Revenant was about man’s relationship with the natural world,” said DiCaprio in his acceptance speech for an Oscar that had previously eluded him six times. “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.

“We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters or the big corporations, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world and for the billions and billions of underprivileged people who will be affected by all this, for our children’s children, for those people out there voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed I thank you all for this amazing award tonight, let us not take this planet for granted, I do not take tonight for granted.”

During his acceptance speech, director Alejandro Iñárritu made a reference to all the support across “this continent” for everyone who worked on the film such as “Native Americans and English American cast [members]”

Iñárritu finished his speech by talking about how he hoped we would get to a place where we stopped “tribal thinking.” 

“There is a line in the film, where Glass says to his mixed-race son, ‘They don’t listen to you, they just see the color of your skin.’ So what a great opportunity to our generation to really liberate ourselves from all prejudice and this tribal thinking – and make sure once and forever that the color of our skin become as irrelevant as the length of our hair.”

The entire list of Oscar nominees and winners is as follows:

BEST PICTURE

Spotlight  – WINNER

The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant – WINNER

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Matt Damon, The Martian
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Brie Larson, Room – WINNER

Cate Blanchett, Carol
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies  – WINNER

Christian Bale, The Big Short
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl  – WINNER

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Rooney Mara, Carol
Rachel McAdams, Spotlight
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Inside Out – WINNER

Anomalisa
Boy and the World
Shaun the Sheep Movie
When Marnie Was There

CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Revenant  – WINNER

Carol
The Hateful Eight
Mad Max: Fury Road
Sicario

COSTUME DESIGN

Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER

Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
The Revenant

DIRECTING

The Revenant  – WINNER

The Big Short
Mad Max: Fury Road
Room
Spotlight

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

Amy  – WINNER
Cartel Land
The Look of Silence
What Happened, Miss Simone?
Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness  – WINNER

Body Team 12
Chau, beyond the Lines
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah
Last Day of Freedom

FILM EDITING

Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER

The Big Short
The Revenant
Spotlight
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Son of Saul  – WINNER
Embrace of the Serpent
Mustang
Theeb
A War

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared
The Revenant

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

The Hateful Eight  – WINNER

Bridge of Spies
Carol
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

“Writing’s On The Wall,” Spectre  – WINNER
“Earned It,” Fifty Shades of Grey
“Manta Ray,” Racing Extinction
“Simple Song #3,” Youth
“Til It Happens To You,” The Hunting Ground

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Mad Max: Fury Road – WINNER

The Danish Girl

The Martian

The Revenant

Bridge of Spies

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

Bear Story – WINNER
Prologue
Sanjay’s Super Team

We Can’t Live without Cosmos
World of Tomorrow

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

Stutterer – WINNER

Ave Maria

Day One

Everything Will Be Okay

Shok

SOUND EDITING

Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER
The Martian
The Revenant
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

SOUND MIXING

Mad Max: Fury Road  – WINNER
Bridge of Spies
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

VISUAL EFFECTS

Ex Machina  – WINNER
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

The Big Short – WINNER
Brooklyn
Carol
The Martian
Room

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

Spotlight – WINNER
Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
Inside Out
Straight Outta Compton

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