Leonardo DiCaprio: The Oscar stuff is ‘completely beyond my control at this point’


Here are some photos of Leonardo DiCaprio at last night’s London premiere of The Revenant. Leo is looking pretty good these days. He’s de-bloated, his facial hair is very much under control, and he seems… okay. He doesn’t have a girlfriend for the Oscar season, but I don’t think it matters. Single Leo will always be “interesting” to the press and gossip media. As for future girlfriends or hookups… I’ve been saying this for a year now, but Gigi Hadid is exactly his type. Zayn Malik better keep his girlfriend away from Leo! Although how funny would that be, if Leo stole Zayn’s girlfriend? LMAO.

As I’ve been saying all week, Leo’s Best Actor Oscar is all but inevitable at this point. He would have to get arrested with an underage girl AND spew some anti-Semitic hate speech to the cop to lose the Oscar this year. My only hope is that The Revenant doesn’t take everything. I really, really hope Inarritu doesn’t win Best Director, and I’m really hoping the film doesn’t take Best Picture. But who knows? Leo made a statement after he received his fifth Oscar nomination yesterday, saying:

“I am so grateful to the Academy for their recognition of this film. Making The Revenant was one of the most rewarding and collaborative experiences of my life. None of this would have been possible without Alejandro’s talent, vision and determination. Our dedicated crew also deserves to share in this moment. Together, they have created a truly unique cinematic experience. Congratulations to all of my fellow nominees this season. Thank you to the Academy.”

[From E! News]

Leo was also giving interviews in the UK shortly before the nominations came out, and he tried to play it cool. He told the hosts of the UK’s This Morning show that he had no idea if he was going to win an Oscar:

“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? You do the work because you love making movies and you want to look back and have a filmography that you’re proud of. 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. But 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.”

[From The Daily Mail]

Yeah, that’s the why the studio is spending millions of dollars on Oscar consultants, because it’s all about the work and having a filmography to be proud of. Don’t get me wrong, when Leo talks that way, I give him a bit more credit than other actors. Leo has never gone for signing on to a film just to be likeable, or to improve his box office numbers or to sell action figures or whatever. It really has been about the people he works with, the prestige of the filmmakers, and it’s been that way for Leo for years now. But Leo really, really wants it this time. He can practically taste it!



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  1. Mia4s says:

    Yeah “out of your control”, riiighhhht. Is that why you’re so tightly wound DiCaprio?

    It’s kind of typically Oscar-pathetic that while he can be a strong actor, he’s going to win for a performance that it seems no one thinks is his best. He had to wear the Academy down. It’s a makeup Oscar. A gesture, not a real “best”. No wonder these awards can’t be taken seriously.

    • Dangles says:

      Hopefully #OscarsSoWhite can wear the Academy down too.

    • NN says:

      It’s a popularity contest. You need to campaign like a damn politican to win these days.

      • Edie says:

        It’s true, between the primaries and the Oscars in February, it’s a self-indulgent, narcissistic bonanza with a generous helping of psychopathology.

      • Nancy says:

        NN: Yep. The winners are usually known before the show even airs. Hollywood loves Matt Damon, so I’d put my money on him. Of course, the new it girl Jennifer Lawrence can probably dust off her mantle too. Everything is fixed these days, takes the fun out of it.

      • Alex says:

        Jen isn’t going to win Brie Larson is. I would be surprised if Leo doesn’t win either

      • Emma - The JP Lover says:

        @Nancy, who wrote: “Hollywood loves Matt Damon, so I’d put my money on him.”

        Yep … that’s why he didn’t get a ‘standing ovation’ and hardly any applause at all when his name was called.

      • Nancy says:

        Well there Emma I gladly stand corrected. Vegas odds have him winning at 20 to 1. I thought he was Hollywood’s golden boy. I hated the Martian and hated him in the role even more and can’t believe either were nominated; maybe for special effects, but best picture? I haven’t seen Leo’s film, but he’s the front runner to win as is his movie, at least by whomever or however Vegas makes their odds.

      • ctkat says:

        @ Nancy: JLaw isn’t going to win, and if she’s smart she won’t do any campaigning at all- she has to know that “Joy” was a total mess and while her performance was strong, people are side-eyeing her for the nomination. Basically, she got the nomination because the studios behind “Carol” and “Danish Girl” decided to push Alicia Vikander and Rooney Mara in supporting rather than lead. Because of the category fraud, there was a space available in lead and she got in.
        The Academy does it with Meryl Streep too- they nominate her for performances that don’t really deserve it, just because she’s Meryl Streep.

    • ziggy says:

      Sorry @ ctkat but I disagree wholeheartedly about Lawrence’s nomination. Jennifer got in because she gave a damn good perfomance in a messy, but smart and inspiring story. She showed a quiet maturity and an impressive inner strength. The scene when she signs the bankruptcy papers was brilliant. I have seen all the lead actresses films and I can tell you that Ronan and Lawrence are the real leads in their respective films. In fact, Mara should replace Blanchett in lead while the latter goes to supporting. Vikander, on the other hand, should stay where they put her. Larson should be nominated for best supporting actress and win. The third act of Room isn’t a best actress nomination. She disappears far too much and the entire movie centers around Tremblay. If anything Ronan, Lawrence and Rampling are the most deserving in this category. I didn’t like Brooklyn, because I don’t like YA romances. All I remember is that Brooklyn is about a girl who sh*ts in a bucket and spends time with other women talking about finding husbands. I don’t care, but Ronan is wonderful in the film. Ronan is Brooklyn the same way Lawrence is Joy; everything begins and ends with them. Either way, this is one of the strongest years in the best actress race.

  2. Catwoman says:

    That script must have been tough to memorize….”ugh, oof, argh, mm”!

  3. lilacflowers says:

    I was cold!
    I was wet!
    I was raped by a bear!
    The Bloke stole all my scenes!
    Give my MY Oscar now!

  4. GlimmerBunny says:

    I’m rooting for him to get the Oscar! He’s my favorite actor – I’ve seen almost all of his movies and he’s great in each and every one.

    And if we’re speculating (for fun) I still think he should go for Margot Robbie for the next girlfriend. Blonde, young, gorgeous and they had good chemistry in WOWS.

    • Mia4s says:

      Too late, Margot Robbie is over 25. If they’re not almost young enough to be his daughter, Leo’s not interested. 😉

    • Dangles says:

      I hope he wins too. Not because he’s my favourite actor but because I feel like he’s been unfairly maligned. I always have a soft spot for the unfairly maligned.

      • Jegede says:


        Girl don’t worry it, in real world Leo is NOT unfairly maligned.
        In real world he’s practically The Godfather!

        In fact unlike various ‘internet boyfriends’, Leo actually delivers when it counts.
        He’s pretty much one of the last few movie stars, who brings it in actuality and not just by positive clicks in the blogosphere.

        Leo’s doing alrighty!

      • V4Real says:

        @Dangles I hope he wins too so he doesn’t become the Susan Lucci of the Oscars.

      • Farhi says:

        I agree with Jegede, I think Leo is the last movie star in the old sense of the word.

      • Dangles says:

        V4Real: Maybe Julianne Moore will say “The streak is over” before reading out his name.

    • CornyBlue says:

      It was recently found out she was 30. So nah.

      • Ickythump says:

        I don’t know where you’re getting your info from but Margot was definitely born in 1990 I know someone who went to school with her.

    • LimeSlushie says:

      Yeah, Margot’s too old for him. Plus he doesn’t like dating actresses. VS models only.

  5. NewWester says:

    Until the presenter opens the envelope and announces the Oscar goes to Leo D nothing is certain. His head will explode and he will camp out at the Victoria Secret head office to get a date if he loses. It will not be pretty

    • Don't kill me I'm French says:

      The one reason for why I want he lost is to see his breakdown

      • NN says:

        I can see him going full Howard Hughes, butt naked in his home theater with bottles of bottles filled with urine, watching his old movies over and over again trying to find flaws and just being a total batshit recluse.

      • perplexed says:

        He’s lost before though. I think he knows how to deal with that kind of situation. And he’s not hard up for roles so he knows he can get nominated again (unlike, say, Eddie Murphy?). He’s also not in his 60s like Michael Keaton was last year when he lost.

      • Luce says:

        As badly as Keaton wanted it, though, nothing compares to what Leo’s Oscar thirst has been for quite a few years now. He takes baity projects every single time — typically good ones, but baity nonetheless, and he will definitely take it hard if he loses.

      • Erin says:

        It might be fun to see his big moon head explode. He has not aged well. He looks about 10 years older than his actual age. All that serious acting, I guess.

    • Lizzie McGuire says:

      Yeah, he needs to be 100% sure that he’s going to win. His major competition might be Damon & Cranston. Other than that everyone knows that he’s been hustling more than others & all the voters are getting tired of his “I struggled while making this film” rant. He knows he has this in the bag.

  6. Jegede says:

    Its only about to be released here in the UK, but all my US based friends who have seen it say the performances are great, and Leo & Tom (and especially the bear!!) really deliver.

    According to Deadline The Revenant has actually had a greater response from women than men.

    Leo’s lucky he has that level of power that his film can appeal across the board and put bums on seats.
    I think only he could have made even schlock like The Great Gatsby a BO hit.

    • Don't kill me I'm French says:

      The Bear delivers!?

    • Josefina says:

      I don’t know why people thought this was a dude movie. Stereotipically talking, don’t women like seeing men showing their emotional side? This isn’t a western with tough men who drink scotch for breakfast. It’s about sensitive pretty boys crying in the forest. That sounds pretty… gay.

      • Original Kay says:

        No one else going to call out the oh so very obvious gay slur here ?

        Surely just as bad as that globes host “joke”?

        Pretty boys crying in the woods. Sounds pretty gay.

        Nope. All kinds of no and then a heaping plate of take ALL the seats.

      • Josefina says:

        @Original Kay

        Different strokes for different folks is all. I’m an LGBT woman myself and I hang out around a lot of gay men. I use the Spanish equivalents of fag and dyke around them a lot in a joking manner. Because that way the word loses it’s power. And they laugh. Some think it’s offensive so I refrain from doing that around them. A lot don’t.

        If you disagree with that point of view that’s alright. But don’t act with such air of superiority around me because you happen to be offended more easily than I am. I can share some seats with you if you wish, perhaps you’ll become less butthurt.

    • Edie says:

      I love that it’s more popular with women. When I went to see “The Martian” all the old broads were going to see “Black Mass,” while everyone under 55 was headed to Mars. Granted, I think most of these women probably knew Whitey personally, but I still chuckled.

      • V4Real says:

        “Granted, I think most of these women probably knew Whitey personally,”


      • Edie says:

        V4Real: When you see “Black Mass” a few blocks from Winter Hill, where everyone has a “Whitey Story,” it’s not out of the realm of possibility!!! These two old gals sidle up to the ticket window and I’m thinking, “That’s cute, they’re going to go see their favourite hometown boy, Matt Damon! Everyone’s grandkid.” And then the woman opens her mouth and says, “Ah, two tickets fah BlAACK MAAss.” Nope, going to see their other favourite hometown boy. The movie got out at the same time ours did and there was a stream of old ladies looking like they had just been to see Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. NBD.

      • Lilacflowers says:

        My 87 year old aunt, from Winter Hill, saw both films opening weekend. She preferred The Martian and wants Damon or Cranston to win. She thinks Depp deserved a nomination.

      • Edie says:

        Lilacflowers: Your aunt sounds like a pistol.

  7. RocketMerry says:

    Goodness, he’s back to looking mighty good. Debloating was a great idea, I wonder how many days he had to hang from his calves from a hanging-wire to dry up completely.

  8. Nut says:

    just watched Revernant, he does deserve an Oscar this time. not only good acting but it seems like much hard work for that role.

  9. Little Darling says:

    Sorry, he’s annoying me. I don’t know why. The smug perhaps? He’s just a lot of meh to me.

    I also don’t like it when Oscar talk turns into…he’s been acting so long! He deserves it because everyone is mean to him! He’s been acting for years and hasn’t gotten one! blah blah.

    For that reason alone I want anyone else to win. It’s definitely the MOST bitchy I’ve been, for sure.

    Let’s get him back together with Bridget Hall.

    • Luce says:

      Me, too, @Little Darling in regards to his smugness, which is exactly why I’m also admitting my schadenfreude thoughts of a surprise loss for him. I think I would even rather see Redcarpet take it again just because of how annoying everyone’s obsession with Leo’s inevitable win is.

  10. CornyBlue says:

    Awww. I hope he loses to Fassy just because his stans are annoying.

    • Josefina says:

      I kinda hope he loses too just for the morbid hilarity of it. I’m rooting for Cranston, though.

  11. blueberry says:

    I feel like if it went to Damon it would be a tipping point for Leo… Damon who already has an Oscar. Damon who won a GG for a movie that was classified as a “musical or comedy” while Leo’s movie is one long STRUGGLE full of SUFFERING.

  12. AmyB says:

    I have always admired Leo’s work and I am pulling for him to get the Oscar this year: it’s his to lose at this point! When you contemplate his body of work, he is a great actor and rightly deserves the award. Go Leo!

    • V4Real says:

      I hope he wins as well and not because I’m a Leo stan. I just think he’s a really good actor. I used to say I wish he wouldn’t always go after so many award baity roles and loosen up a bit. Do comedy or something lighthearted. But he has been in so many movies that I like. I was even a big fan of Inception. No one can honestly call his acting wooden and he brings something different to each role. His filmography is amazing. Though I still think he’s morphing into Jack Nicholson.

      • LimeSlushie says:

        I give points to Leo and think he deserves the O for the following:
        – Solid acting
        – Picking great films so when it’s time to catch a movie or a rental, I’m secure in picking the latest release starring Leo ’cause I know it’ll be a quality production
        – Utter professionalism in his interviews/public life/promoting films. He dates whom he dates but we don’t get the sense he uses his personal life to push his agenda. ‘Cause dating a revolving door of young blondes probably wouldn’t help anyway. And I don’t care whom he dates as long as it’s not a pedo situation!
        – Enviro work
        – His wacko dance at the MGMT concert at Cochella

      • Pondering thoughts says:

        I used to say I wish he wouldn’t always go after so many award baity roles and loosen up a bit. Do comedy or something lighthearted.

        Catch me if you can.
        Wolf of Wall Street.

        The Quick and the Dead. Man in the Iron Mask. (both: not too heavy material)

  13. Shoe says:

    still love him in Titanic, i dont care what everybody says, thats his Oscar winning role for me

  14. Edie says:

    I think Leo and Redcarpet got lucky in that both their films came out close to noms and vomiting, sorry, not vomiting, VOTING. (I obviously need more coffee.)

    You shouldn’t get an Oscar because oops, we should’ve given it to you fifteen years ago, so here’s a consolation Oscar! But maybe it’s just holding that cold, gold, glorified phallus in your hands that stokes the fire in those empty bellies. And if we’re talking about Leo’s body of work as the reason he deserves one, then he can have one of those groovy lifetime achievement Oscars. He’d certainly be in good company!

    I just want to see both of their precious faces if Matt Damon waltzes away with it.

  15. Zaytabogota says:

    He looks great, always so professional, love him. Not a chance would he touch a reality show girl with a fifty foot barge pole in public! Leo likes his image to be super professional actor, playboy, environmentalist. He’ll never lower himself to presenting with a Kardiashian type. That’s not him.

  16. littlemissnaughty says:

    Do they even hear themselves? Honey, we ALL witnessed your hustle and frankly, it’s annoying to me personally but totally fine in general. You want that recognition, you work for it, you play the game. That’s okay. Success doesn’t usually just land at one’s feet and we know it, we do live on the same planet. Take a look at Alicia Vikander. She wants it and is not ashamed to say it.

    • Pondering thoughts says:

      One has to advertise onself nowadays, apparently. That is what I was told in high school and it is true.
      Though I do think that if the only way of getting deserved recognition for a good performance is by sliming up your boss and constantly telling him how great one is then… I find the boss to be incompetent. If a boss doesn’t know who is a good worker and who isn’t then he isn’t good at his job, either. Sad but true. And there are many bad bosses out there.

  17. EM says:

    Even though I’ve never been a crazy fan of his (I don’t think he is a bad actor), I think i’ll punch the TV if he doesn’t win. He has put in so many hard yards, taking on so many diverse roles, that he has surely displayed his quality and versatility as an actor – 1000 times more versatile than Matt Damon. As for Fassbender. Whatever. The Steve Jobs role is just an eye roll. He doesn’t even resemble him and to have yet another Jobs biopic in such a short time was indulgent to say the least.

    • Farhi says:

      Me too. Camp Leo all the way this year.
      I like Damon too but Leo is on a whole another level professionally.

  18. L says:

    I haven’t seen The Revenant yet but I do hope he finally gets his Oscar. Leo’s body of work is so impressive and he has been in so many critically AND audience beloved movies. That being said, I love Matt Damon and Bryan Cranston as well.

    • Emily says:

      I haven’t seen it yet either, but I’m excited to see it next week. He gets a lot of hate on here, but I think he is actually a very good actor. His personal life, to me, doesn’t factor into whether or not I want to see his movies. Even if it did, being a serial dater of twenty something models is his own business. It isn’t as if he is dating underage or abusing women or anything like that. Is it a bit sad that he dates how he does? Sure, but that’s his choice. I bet the women he is with know what they’re getting into.

    • marjiscott says:

      I think anyone who was raped by a bear, CGI or otherwise, deserves an Oscar..

  19. Kitten says:

    I hope he gets his Oscar. He’s been such a solid actor for so long–it’s about time.

  20. FingerBinger says:

    These bear jokes are tired. They were funny the first 100 hundred times I heard them. I agree with some of the posters. I want him to win an oscar as well.

  21. ara says:

    For some reason, I always think he’d be amazing in bed. Like a real feral animal. Something about the way he carries himself.

    • misery chick says:


    • Emily C. says:

      Someone who has short-term relationships with very young women and always breaks it off before they turn 25 is not going to be even halfway competent in bed. Yeah, maybe like a feral animal — have you ever actually seen feral cats have sex?

  22. Farhi says:

    Rather unrelated but with this styling he looks like Lenin, I can’t un-see it. And in that signature pose in a dark coat with hands in his pockets. Leo, change the style I beg you.
    if they ever make a movie about Lenin Leo would have to play him.

  23. Penelope says:

    He’s looking great these days.

  24. Original T.C. says:

    Please give him his Oscar so we can stop these yearly Will-Leo-get-an-Oscar-this-time articles. Then he can go off to the land of forever 18-24 year old blonde models. Please.

  25. Anonymous says:

    “Leo really, really wants it this time. He can practically taste it!”

    And why not? The guy has turned out a number of great performances in a variety of good films; and by all accounts, he’s a true professional, who shows up on time, lines memorized, and gets the job done. If he can “taste” the Oscar, I can’t say I blame him.

    Hell, if Julia Roberts can have one just for being America’s Sweetheart — because her acting certainly isn’t anything to write home about — then surely Leo deserves one too!

  26. Louisa says:

    I agree completely that Gigi is his type, but I still think at 20 she’s too young for him. I wouldn’t be surprised if he went after her in 3 or 4 years

  27. Steph says:

    Leo still needs to shave. Much better look being clean shaven. The beard looks dirty and yucky. Just my opinion. I do hope he wins.

  28. fiona says:

    I so just want him to lose, purely because of all the people rooting for him because he’s LEONARDO DICAPRIO. Not because they’ve actually seen the movie or anything. Everyone is just like “Oh, just give him his oscar already!”

    No. I want him to just eff off. I’m done with him and his thirst.

  29. Adrien says:

    I couldn’t help commenting on his looks. I think he was last hot in Catch Me if You Can then he considerably lost the sexy afterwards. I don’t know that it is possible for ones skull to grow like Hey! Arnold as one ages.
    Anyway, Leo’s a great actor. If he wins it’s because he was good in Revenant and there was no real competition ( except for Walter White maybe) and not because they academy just want to end his streak. He deserves that award.

  30. Tiffany says:

    Just saw on Kneepads that at the premiere in Italy he took a letter from a fan and gave her a kiss on the cheek.

    Leo, I know you are a professional. Show up to premiere’s, walk the carpet and interview line, do the publications that are needed, never intentionally embarrass your employer.

    But this is a little precious, even for you.

  31. Js says:

    I like Leo but giving him an Oscar just because he’s long overdue is not right. And same goes out to all the actors and actresses. I’ve seen The Revenant. It was good but not great, so as his performance.

  32. EM says:

    The devil in me wants to see his facial expression if they announce someone else as the winner…like Eddie Redmayne, Cranston or Fassbender.
    After seeing Birdman (written/directed by the same director), I have no wish to see Revenant.

    • Pondering thoughts says:

      @ EM

      Try some of the trailers and watch them on a really big screen. They are great. And people keep saying you should watch that movie on a really big screen to enjoy it to the fullest. Cinema, preferably.

  33. Pondering thoughts says:

    It really has been about the people he [Leo] works with, the prestige of the filmmakers, and it’s been that way for Leo for years now.

    I would say it has been about the skills and experience and artistic approach of the filmmakers for Leo and it matters that Leo gets along with them. I think that Leo would work with a filmmaker who doesn’t have that much prestige yet as a Ridley Scott or as Scorsese. Nolan and Innaritu were rather at the very start of prestige when Dicaprio worked with them.

    Well, any actor with a good movie and some awards nominations hopes for an Oscar. See Fassbender with his movie about Steve Jobs. He apparently expected a nomination for the movie (for himself or for … don’t remember). He apparently expressed surprise about the lack of any nominations for the movie.

  34. FF says:

    If it means he’ll butt out for a few years and let someone else in the category, then I wish they practically hurl the statuette at him. The sooner the better.

    However, his travails in thirst are likely more entertaining each year than the films nominated so the academy could shock snub him again just for lols.

    Not sure why he gets a pass though, when he does this every year but people are still bilious at various actresses who campaigned for one year only.

    Ps – Glad I’m not the only one who noticed his conspicuous de-bloat.