Golden Globes: Leonardo DiCaprio Wins Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

The actor won for his performance in 'The Revenant.'

Leonardo DiCaprio took home the best actor in a drama award for his performance in The Revenant at the Golden Globes on Sunday night.

The actor won the award over fellow nominees Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs) Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl) and Will Smith (Concussion).

Accepting the award, he recollected the difficult yet beautiful shoot and thanked director Alejandro G. Inarritu. “Your leadership, your vision, your acute attention to making every day so visceral and real for us, I’ve never had an experience like this in my entire life."

He also thanked co-star and "beast" Tom Hardy, "who I know in real life would never bury me alive and leave me out in the cold to die like that."

And after a few more thanks, he said, "I want to share this award with all the first nations 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 that are out there to exploit them. It is time that we heard your voice and protected this planet for future generations."

The Revenant also won for best director (Inarritu) and best drama film.

Ricky Gervais hosted the film-and-TV fete at the Beverly Hilton.