Watch DiCaprio accept the award and listen to his acceptance speech.
DiCaprio started racking up nominations since 1994. However, up until 2014, he had to give way to his fellow actors in the category. MoviePilot cited the actor’s reactions every time he lost.
Being the true gentleman that he is, DiCaprio is a gracious loser.
The website also emphasised, “It doesn’t matter if he doesn’t win this year, or ever, because we all know just how outstanding and otherworldly of an actor he is. A buffed golden man will do nothing to further punctuate that fact.”
Access Hollywood collated interviews with the actor that documented his 20-year journey.
His Oscars’ losses has become a joke over the years. Romper reported that memes were posted online about DiCaprio’s current nomination.
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However, The Guardian believes this is finally his year.
The actor is favoured to win this year as odds for his win are at 1/100. The Guardian quoted a representative from William Hill, “At 1/66, Helen Mirren (The Queen) was the shortest priced Oscar contender in betting history – Leonardo DiCaprio has now taken the honour and it looks like we will now have a king.”
He earned his first Oscars’ nod in 1994 for “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape”, the website reminded. His next nomination came in 2005 for “The Aviator”.
In 2007, DiCaprio earned another Oscars’ nod for “Blood Diamond”. “The Wolf of Wall Street” also lost out to Matthew McConaughey’s “Dallas Buyers Club” in 2014.
To date, his performance in the movie “The Revenant” already earned him several accolades. DiCaprio won at the Golden Globes, BAFTA Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
IMDB listed the numerous awards received by DiCaprio and the movie from other notable awards-giving organisations.