After five previous acting nominations for an Academy Award, the star of ‘The Revenant’ has finally won his first Academy award in 2016.
Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated five times for an Academy Award. And five times, both he and his fans have been disappointed. DiCaprio failed yet again Sunday to lock down the Academy Award for Best Actor, passed over for Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyer’s Club.”
Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio finally bagged Oscars gold on Sunday for his grueling star turn in The Revenant, 22 years after his first Academy Award nomination.
Leonardo DiCaprio won a standing ovation as he accepted the award – one of the most highly anticipated moments of the night.
DiCaprio, 41, has already racked up tons of awards for the role in which he portrays the real-life frontiersman Hugh Glass, who was attacked by a bear then left in the wilderness, trekking approximately 200 miles to find the men who deserted him.
Born in 1974 without a statuette, Leonardo DiCaprio has starred in over two dozen films, including Gangs of New York and The Basketball Diaries. He once had an uncredited role as Darlene’s classmate in a 1991 episode of Roseanne. To date, DiCaprio has won over 40 awards and has been nominated six times for an Oscar. This is his first win. The curse is broken.