POLITICS
29/02/2016 10:52 GMT | Updated 29/02/2016 10:59 GMT

Mark Rylance Congratulated By Jeremy Corbyn On Oscars Win

Jeremy Corbyn basked in some reflected Oscars glory on Monday after tweeting a picture of him alongside Mark Rylance.

The British actor took home the award for Best Supporting Actor at the 2016 Academy Awards last night for his portrayal of Rudolf Abel in the Cold War thriller "Bridge of Spies."

In October, Rylance told Channel 4 News he agreed with Corbyn on a whole range of issues. "I find him very human. I find I agree with many things he says," he said.

"I don't see the use of Trident. I've never seen the use of Trident," he said. "Are you really going to push the button before someone else sends the bomb at us?"

But Rylance said as a "storyteller" he did not want to be aligned with the left or right. "I am a little more interested in the way Obama has described it not being an issue of Republican or Democrat, right or left, it's about an issue how fast or slowly we move in to the future," he said.

Leonardo DiCaprio, who won an Academy Award for best actor on his sixth attempt last night, has also shown an interest in anti-establishment leftwing politics.

He told Wired "listening to Bernie Sanders at that first presidential debate was pretty inspiring" when the Democrat spoke about the environment.

DiCaprio used his Oscars acceptance speech to warn about the dangers of climate change. "Climate change is real, it is happening right now," he said.

"It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to stop procrastinating, we need to support leaders around the world who speak for all of humanity, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people, for our children's children, and for those whose voices who have been drowned out by the politics of greed. Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take this award for granted."