November 9, 2015 at 11:50 am #197663
Poor Leonardo DiCaprio just can’t seem to catch a break at the Oscars.
After four previous acting losses, plus one for producing Best Picture
nominee “The Wolf of Wall Street,” this popular star has been within
clutching distance of taking home his own Academy Award time and time
again. What film (including upcoming “The Revenant”) do you think DiCaprio deserved to win an Oscar for? Vote in our poll here. If you don’t see your favorite Leo performance listed, please comment below!November 9, 2015 at 12:05 pm #197665
Why is The Revenant an option?
To me he hasn’t ever given the best male performance in a given category of any year, but there have been some occasions where I wouldn’t necessarily have minded. Gilbert Grape, The Aviator, and The Departed would have been okay, and I think his work in Revolutionary Road is possibly his most underrated. But I think there were always stronger options to choose from.November 9, 2015 at 12:05 pm #197666
My favourite DiCaprio performances are What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and The Wolf of Wall Street, the former being one of the least condescending depictions of developmental disability in cinema (not saying a lot I know) and the latter showcasing a previously untapped ability at physical comedy which was breathtaking. I wouldn’t have voted for them, however, because of Ralph Fiennes and Chiwetel Ejiofor respectively.
I don’t think he deserved to win for The Aviator, and I haven’t seen Blood Diamond, though I have watched a clip and his South Efrican eccent sounds pretty atrocious.
Also how can anyone vote for The Revenant in that poll? Who’s seen it?November 9, 2015 at 12:15 pm #197667
Given the Oscar nominees, I’ll say The Aviator. However, I really think Javier Bardem should’ve won for The Sea Inside that year (he wasn’t nominated).November 9, 2015 at 12:28 pm #197668
Titanic, Catch Me If You Can, Shutter Island and The Wolf of Wall Street.November 9, 2015 at 12:35 pm #197669
Of those options, I’d say The Wolf of Wall Street. Looking away from there, I’d also highlight Revolutionary Road and Titanic.November 9, 2015 at 12:55 pm #197670
He should have won for The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street in both categories at least. Polls still do not work.November 9, 2015 at 1:25 pm #197671
“What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?”November 9, 2015 at 1:28 pm #197672
(Wolf of Wall Street)November 9, 2015 at 1:48 pm #197673
I would give him the Best Supporting Actor for Django Unchained! Christoph Waltz should have been campaigned in the Lead Actor category.November 9, 2015 at 1:52 pm #197674
Shutter Island or The Wolf of Wall Street.November 9, 2015 at 1:54 pm #197675
He should have won for The Departed in Lead Actor swapping with Blood Diamond. He’s great and Diamond but he is outstanding in The Departed. The years he was nominated he lost to somebody worthy though I haven’t seen Gilbert GrapeNovember 9, 2015 at 2:08 pm #197676
Why does it always seem to come down to the stunning newcomer pitted against the beloved veteran in a performance that represents the pinnacle of a stellar career?
In 1993, DiCaprio was brilliant as Arnie Grape. He truly embodies the truth of an impaired teen. He does not play for sentiment but captures the joy, the annoyance and the pain of loving such a person. A mesmerizing performance!
Best Supporting Actor Tommy Lee Jones had a career of great performances. He took the role of a law enforcement officer in a chase film and embued a level of honesty. A lesser actor would have made the role a villain. Jones made Samuel Gerard an accurate reflection of a committed officer who spends each day seeing bad things and trying to do the right thing.November 9, 2015 at 3:29 pm #197677
Django and Wolf.
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