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Acadamy Awards: Leonardo DiCaprio Deserves an Oscar.

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    This Sunday we will see if Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins an Oscar. I can't believe it is 2016 and he still doesn't have one. At this point, I think it would be more poetic if DiCaprio turns down the award instead of receive it. I have to say, "The Revenant" is a beautiful film in every way. Even though he is nominated for Best Actor, I don't think it is the film that Leo deserves his very first Oscar for. I think it should be his second or third by now.

    The film I think Leo should have won an Oscar for? Where to start?

    How about "Wolf of Wallstreet"? No one in there right mind could say Leo did not absolutely deserve the award for that movie. No way.

    How about "The Aviator"?.... Are you kidding? Still no damn Oscar?

    Oh OK, I see. Maybe those two were just lucky.

    How about "Catch Me If You Can". OK, screw it. He had to of made someone high up in the food chain quite angry. It just doesn't compute for me.

    Give the man his award!

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    I can't agree more. I think The Revenant was more of a show of endurance on his part. A great movie, yes, but not his best work. The Aviator was the one he should have gotten the Oscar for. How about Gangs of New York, another great film, also a Scorsese film.

    Speaking of Scorsese, he is a great example of delayed appreciation. It wasn't until The Departed(a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong film Infernal Affairs) that he got the appreciation that he deserved.

    More than likely, Leo will get it, but I believe it will be very similar to how they treated Al Pacino. Instead of receiving an Oscar for The Godfather films, he gets it for Scent of A Woman, a good movie, but not his best work. It was sort of a way for the Oscars to say "Sorry for the delay, um, here ya go, you deserved this a long time ago."

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    CultureWizard Wrote:

    How about "Wolf of Wallstreet"? No one in there right mind could say Leo did not absolutely deserve the award for that movie. No way.

    I was convinced he was going to win there, and I thought then that they would do so because he had been so snubbed in the past, especially for the Aviator (my personal favorite of his). But I am even more confident this time around, simply because the competition just isn't there like it was in 2014.

    Remembering back, there was:

    Christian Bale, "American Hustle"

    Bruce Dern, "Nebraska"

    Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Wolf of Wall Street"

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave"

    Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyer's Club" WINNER

    This year, no one in my opinion stands out to compete with Leo. I can almost bank on the fact that he wins, even when it's like both of you said, not his best work to date.