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Is this Leo's winning year?

Leonardo Di Caprio has been snubbed by the Oscars five times but pundits are placing bets on him walking out with a statue in hand as The Revenant becomes the most nominated film Is this Leo's winning year?

If you’ve never won an Oscar then spare a thought for poor old Leondardo di Caprio – he hasn’t either. Snubbed five times by the biggest awards ceremony in the business, he’s pinning his hopes on this year’s awards ceremony where he’s nominated for his role in The Revenant.


The movie – this year’s most nominated film, is up for 12 gongs. Pushing self-deprecation aside Leo admitted that a statue for his mantelpiece would be “the cherry on the cake", telling British daytime show This Morning:


'I do know that it’s completely beyond my control at this point. It’s interesting, because that’s not why you do the work, you know?”


Not really, but we'll run with it.....


'You do the work because you love making movies and you want to look back and have a filmography that you’re proud of”, he said.


'When you’re on set you have to give everything that you possibly can while you’re there but of course being recognised by your peers and all that other stuff that happens is kind of the cherry on the cake so to speak.”


Leo also talked about the less than comfortable conditions for filming, saying that he and the crew were immersed in nature and sub-zero conditions for nine months. The director wanted to give a documentary feel to the movie in which Leo plays an 1820s fur trapper abandoned in the wilderness by his hunting team after a bear almost mauls him to death.


 “It was one of the most difficult experiences for the entire crew and cast”.


 “We were in sub-zero temperatures, and in the wilderness for nine months. It was a unique adventure.”


Unique or not, he’s being philosophical about his chances on the big night.


"All the work from me has been done, I’ve done everything I could possibly do, so it’s all up to you to decide whether it's worthy of being seen or talked about or awarded", he said.  


Is this Leo's year to win an Oscar?

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