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Oscars: Will fifth time be a charm for Leonardo DiCaprio?

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jan 15, 2016, 9:42 am IST
Updated Jan 15, 2016, 11:26 am IST
The actor was first nominated for an Academy Award 22-years ago, for his role in ‘What's Eating Gilbert Grape’.
Leonardo DiCaprio earned Academy Award nominations for his roles in - ‘What's Eating Gilbert Grape’, 'The Aviator' , 'Blood Diamond', 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and ‘The Revenant’.
 Leonardo DiCaprio earned Academy Award nominations for his roles in - ‘What's Eating Gilbert Grape’, 'The Aviator' , 'Blood Diamond', 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and ‘The Revenant’.

Will his fifth Oscar nomination be the charm? Leonardo DiCaprio might want to keep his speech ready because 2016 might just be his lucky year! The actor has earned his fifth Best Actor award nomination for his performance as Hugh Glass in ‘The Revenant’.

Although he is up against some stiff competition from Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Michael Fassbender and Eddie Redmayne, fans and online polls suggest that this trophy might finally be his to keep.

 

Reacting to his nomination the actor said, “The crew is responsible for making this movie, and I'm glad they're being recognized in this way. I would never have thought this would have happened. It's really nice to be invited to the party."
After years and years of waiting, praying, wishing and hoping, February 28, might just be the day Leo and all his fans have been waiting for. The actor was first nominated for an Academy Award 22-years ago, for his supporting role of Arnie Grape in 1994’s ‘What's Eating Gilbert Grape’.

 

He went on to earn four more nominations for his leading roles in 'The Aviator'  (2005), 'Blood Diamond' (2007), 'The Wolf of Wall Street' (2014) and now ‘The Revenant’.

The Revenant is leading the race for the 2016 Oscars with 12 nominations, with Mad Max: Fury Road scoring 10.

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