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Is this finally the time for Leo DiCaprio at the Oscars?

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  • Chris Beachum
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    Will this finally be the time for Leonardo DiCaprio to win an Oscar? Or will he have to wait until his 60s and eighth nomination like Paul Newman?

    DiCaprio already has four acting nominations and one for producing. He just turned 40 and continues to have his pick of scripts and directors.

    This year’s project is “The Revenant,” from three-time Oscar winner Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. He plays the real-life 19th century role of Hugh Glass, a fur trapper mauled by a bear while hunting. His companions rob him and leave him to die, but he survives and sets out to get revenge on the men who betrayed him.

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    Nessie
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    Why would it be his time? People keep starting threads on here about which was the worst performance to win an Oscar, and the answer is always “oh, they were owed” – Al Pacino being the most obvious candidate.

    Who says he will give a good performance in The Revenant? No one has seen it. And Leo has given some real clunkers in the past. He is easily miscast (J. Edgar, The Aviator – don’t care he got an Oscar nom, he was always Leo D. and never Howard Hughes, Revolutionary Road, Gangs of New York, Shutter Island, Blood Diamond). He seems to get automatic Oscar noms that aren’t justified. The only Oscar nom he earned, IMHO, was Gilbert Grape.

    Leo as a rugged, survivalist mountain man? I can buy Leo as a nouveau riche dirtbag. He should stick to those roles. 

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    JayDF
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    Frankly, DiCaprio is so overrated…the thought of him being a multiple nominee is more than I can handle.

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    Nawaha86
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    Why would it be his time? People keep starting threads on here about which was the worst performance to win an Oscar, and the answer is always “oh, they were owed” – Al Pacino being the most obvious candidate.

    Who says he will give a good performance in The Revenant? No one has seen it. And Leo has given some real clunkers in the past. He is easily miscast (J. Edgar, The Aviator – don’t care he got an Oscar nom, he was always Leo D. and never Howard Hughes, Revolutionary Road, Gangs of New York, Shutter Island, Blood Diamond). He seems to get automatic Oscar noms that aren’t justified. The only Oscar nom he earned, IMHO, was Gilbert Grape.

    Leo as a rugged, survivalist mountain man? I can buy Leo as a nouveau riche dirtbag. He should stick to those roles. 

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    i agree to an extent………he has defs had afew stinkers over the years but i feel the academy havent recognised his best work with his 4 oscar noms…..IMHO the 4 shouldve been—–whats eating gilbert grape//django unchained//the great gatsby//wolf of wallstreet

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    I am confident that this next best actor race will be DiCaprio VS Redmayne. The two of them are going to go at it, it will be brutal. I don’t think Redmayne will get off easy for The Danish Girl, DiCaprio will give him a run for his money.

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    O I dunno. Seems as if AMPAS is chomping at the frayed bit to award guys like Bradley Cooper. Why, is a puzzlement. He’s “good-looking” by NA standards, correct? In which case the men seem to have to wait until they direct before the Academy gives them a statue.

    Sight unseen, I’ll say NO. Nada. Not this time; perhaps not ever.  On the other hand, it might be interesting watching an animated corpse trying to negotiate a ‘savage land’. Hugh Glass as a true “revenant”? I dont think so.  Not for me.

    I like Leo as an actor, but no. He wont win for this and I’d be surprised if he’s even nominated.

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    twenty
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    I have read this script and its fantastic.
    But Leo’s character Hugh Glass’s age is 55 years and Hardy’s 37. Now that the images are out do you think he looks 55 ? How this age difference translates is something to look forward to.

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    FilmGuy619
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    I hope so. I think he should’ve won for Wolf of Wall Street, so if The Revenant fares well, then I’ll certainly be pulling for him and if Steve Jobs and/or Macbeth fare well, I’ll also be Team Fassbender. If those two actors were in the same category, I’d be riveted.

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    I like Leo. His best nominations are Grape and Wolf. His time will come. But not when the internet insist.

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    Nessie
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    I am confident that this next best actor race will be DiCaprio VS Redmayne. The two of them are going to go at it, it will be brutal. I don’t think Redmayne will get off easy for The Danish Girl, DiCaprio will give him a run for his money.

    I’m wondering how seriously The Danish Girl will be considered. Living in the US, I feel like Caitlyn Jenner is now a member of our family. An annoying member of our family. There is so much overkill and publicity (as befits any member of the Kardashian clan) that people are going to be sick to death of the subject by the time that film comes out and just tune out. The novelty of seeing the story of a transgender person will be totally, totally lost.

    And Eddie Redmayne’s performance as Hawking was so terribly overrated. As Robert Duvall said, he contorted his face, he contorted his body and made his speech unintelligible. That’s not acting. Now, Redmayne’s performance in Jupiter Ascending, THAT was acting!

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    Leo will win (He’s my #1 right now), the script is just too good and he has the narrative. The physical nature and the de-glam potential makes this role baity and it is.
    If not this year, then he still has The Crowded Room and every other movie he makes.

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    If he didn’t win for Wolf, he is never winning an oscar until he is like, Christopher Plummers age or something.

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    Yuck.

    Every year is Leo’s time to finally win! 

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    [quote=”MrGinger14″]

    I am confident that this next best actor race will be DiCaprio VS Redmayne. The two of them are going to go at it, it will be brutal. I don’t think Redmayne will get off easy for The Danish Girl, DiCaprio will give him a run for his money.

    I’m wondering how seriously The Danish Girl will be considered. Living in the US, I feel like Caitlyn Jenner is now a member of our family. An annoying member of our family. There is so much overkill and publicity (as befits any member of the Kardashian clan) that people are going to be sick to death of the subject by the time that film comes out and just tune out. The novelty of seeing the story of a transgender person will be totally, totally lost.

    And Eddie Redmayne’s performance as Hawking was so terribly overrated. As Robert Duvall said, he contorted his face, he contorted his body and made his speech unintelligible. That’s not acting. Now, Redmayne’s performance in Jupiter Ascending, THAT was acting!
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    Lol! He is noticeably bad in JA, and I wanted to like him. I have every other time, except for most of his perf as Hawking.

     The first time he ‘screams’ in Jupiter I burst into laughter. He screams again later on and it’s equally hilarious. He is just, so, bad.

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    Nessie
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    Honestly, Pook, they should revoke the Oscar because of Jupiter (and for his little dance of glee like Gollum finally getting possession of his Precious when he won his Oscar). Ewww.

    Until now, the best lead male performance I’ve seen this year was Paul Dano in Love & Mercy. I won’t say it was worthy of an Oscar…but neither were Eddie’s contortions in Theory of Everything.

    Last year it should have been either Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler, Tom Hardy in Locke, Timothy Spall in Mr. Turner or David Oyelowo in Selma… and NONE of them were even nominated. Unfair!

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