In a truly heartfelt statement, Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio expresses his gratitude to the Academy for recognizing both his and director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s hard work. Click inside for the FULL statement!
“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,” Leo told Just Jared in an official statement. He’s obviously overwhelmed with excitement over what is his fifth Academy Award nomination. A full list of the nominations can be found HERE.
Leo continued, “None of this would have been possible without [director] 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.”
Not only is Leonardo nominated in the Best Actor category, but The Revenant is also up for Best Picture, Director, Editing, Production Design, Visual Effects, Cinematography, Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Sound Editing. Plus, Tom Hardy received a Best Supporting Actor nomination. The cast and crew definitely deserve to celebrate this very exciting news!
When it comes to Oscar night, all eyes will definitely be on Leo, who seems to be the fan-favorite to take home Best Actor. In case you missed it, Leonardo was honored with the 2016 Golden Globe award for Best Actor. Fingers crossed!
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