Leonardo DiCaprio has been a favorite of the MTV Movie Awards over their 22-year history, but he has never done better than this year.
He is up for five awards, the most of any other actor this year — Best Male Performance, Best On-Screen Duo (with Jonah Hill), Best Shirtless Performance, Best WTF Moment (for his drug-impaired Lamborghini drive), and Best Musical Moment — all for his role as corrupt stockbroker Jordan Belfort in “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
Despite racking up a dozen nominations over the years, DiCaprio has only won twice: Best Male Performance for “Titanic” (1998) and “The Aviator” (2005).
Will his luck change at this year’s kudos on April 13?
DiCaprio’s first bids came in 1997 for Baz Luhrmann‘s Shakespearean update “Romeo + Juliet,” for which he contended for three awards: Male Performance, as well as On-Screen Duo and Kiss, both shared with co-star Claire Danes.
He was shut out of those awards, but came back the following year with nominations in the same three categories for “Titanic,” and this time he won Male Performance.
He returned to the MTV Movie Awards in 2003, where he had two nominations: Male Performance in “Catch Me if You Can” and Kiss for “Gangs of New York” (with Cameron Diaz). He lost both of those, but then came back with a vengeance in 2005 to win Male Performance for “The Aviator.”
The subsequent eight years were not as fruitful for the actor at these awards. He was nominated for Jaw-Dropping Moment for “Inception” in 2011, then Best Villain and On-Screen Duo (with Samuel L. Jackson) for “Django Unchained” in 2013, losing all three.
But now he’s back in MTV’s good graces with more nominations in one year than he has ever had before.
Will he also win more awards than ever before?
Watch him accepting his MTV Movie Award for “Titanic” below: