Leonardo DiCaprio's shout out to First Nations cause for introspection

During Leonard DiCaprio’s thank you speech for best actor, The Revenant, at the Golden Globes, he acknowledged not only First Nations people but all indigenous people around the world. Social media lit up with both praise and skepticism.

Some quick to praise, but others skeptical of The Revenant star's Golden Globe speech

Leonardo DiCaprio holds the Best Actor, Motion Picture, Drama, award for The Revenant at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California January 10, 2016. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC Universal/Handout/Reuters)

In Leonard DiCaprio's thank you speech for best actor at the Golden Globes, his acknowledgement of First Nations people was front and centre.

"I want to share this award with all the First Nations people represented in this film and all the indigenous communities around the world," said DiCaprio, who played the lead role as a fur trapper seeking retribution in The Revenant.

He added: "It is time we recognize your history and protect your indigenous lands from corporate interests and people who are out there to exploit them."

Immediately indigenous people took to social media to praise the actor: 

But others did not buy into his words:

Someone pointed out Marlon Brando's Oscar controversy: 

Brando sent actor and activist Sacheen Littlefeather to decline his Oscar for his 1973 win of best actor for The Godfather.

And others pointed out the obvious:

Although there seems to be overwhelming support for DiCaprio, his speech also generated discussion among indigenous commentators about how Hollywood represents them.

Whether you agree or disagree with the Golden Globe winner, one thing is for certain — Hollywood is probably wondering who the First Nations are.