Leonardo DiCaprio is one step closer to finally nabbing the Oscar that he’s so desperately been seeking for years by picking up the trophy for Best Actor in a Drama at the 2016 Golden Globes. ‘The Revanent’ star was clearly relieved when his name was called as the winner.
HUGE congrats are in store for Leonardo DiCaprio, as he just picked up his first major trophy of the 2016 awards season by winning the award for Best Actor in a Drama at the Golden Globes. Leo was all smiles and got a MASSIVE standing ovation from the entire audience, so it’s clear who the house favorite was. He actually thanked the crowd for their uplifting reception, saying, “What an incredible honor, that meant so much” to their praise of him.
Leo in his speech that the film was, “About survival, adaptation and trust….” thanking his director Alejandro Inarritu “for his leadership and vision,” in guiding him through his difficult role. “I’ve never had an experience like this in my entire life,” he said. He endured hypothermia and months filming in brutally cold conditions shooting his role as real life 1800’s frontiersman Hugh Glass in The Revanent, who gets mauled by a bear and left for dead by his partner, who he later seeks revenge upon. All that suffering was clearly worth it for him though, as he’s been pegged to sweep 2016’s major acting trophies, including his much desired first Oscar.
Leo went through Hell and back for his brutal role in The Revanant and he’s completely deserving of his Best Actor in a Drama win at the Globes. He spent almost a year in freezing conditions on location in Canada and southern Chile to capture the role of a severely injured fur trapper revenge seeking on an expedition partner played by Tom Hardy, who he thanked his speech and called a “good friend” who in reality never leave him to die in the wilderness. Awww, bro-love!
Leo was up against Bryan Cranston for Trumbo, Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs, Eddie Redmayne‘s turn in The Danish Girl and Will Smith in Concussion, but Leo’s win was predicted by almost all critics and media outlets.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Leo will go on to win the Oscar?