For Leonardo DiCaprio, winning an Oscar Award is like a cat and a mouse chase. The actor has been nominated five times for an acting Oscar but has never won one. Like every year, this year too DiCaprio has got a nod for his lead role in survival drama “The Revenant.”
While critics are still contemplating if the actor will take home an Oscar this time or not, DiCaprio’s good friend and former co-star Kate Winslet has firm belief in his capabilities and thinks that the year belongs to him.
“I do think it probably will be, I think you can sort of feel it. And I think that everyone wants it for him and it would be amazing,” Winslet, his “Titanic” co-star, told Reuters at the Critics’ Circle Film Awards in London on Sunday night.
Apart from DiCaprio, other actors who have been nominated in the same category are Bryan Cranston for “Trumbo”, Matt Damon for “The Martian”, Eddie Redmayne for “The Danish Girl” and Michael Fassbender, who starred with Winslet in “Steve Jobs.”
The British actress was also a little biased toward her “Steve Jobs” co-star. “But it’s also slightly difficult for me too because Michael Fassbender has been nominated … and I think his performance is so extraordinary,” she said.
However, the actress concluded by keeping DiCaprio on the higher altar. “But … I think you can sort of feel the temperature, it’s probably going to be Leo’s year.”
Winslet also told BBC News she’d be “surprised” if DiCaprio doesn’t win the Best Actor Oscar for his role in “The Revenant.” The 88th Oscars will be held out on Feb. 28.
DiCaprio and Winslet each won Golden Globes last Sunday. Winslet’s took home the award for her work in “Steve Jobs” while DiCaprio won one for a gruesome performance in “The Revenant.” Their fans went wild when the two former co-stars hugged each other affectionately after their win.