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The Revenant

This world breathed a collective sigh of relief last night when Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Academy Award.

After five failed attempts, the actor went home with a Best Actor statuette for his role in the gory drama The Revenant.

Being an Oscar winner at the Oscars is a VERY different experience to being a failed nominee, as Leo learned.

First up, there's a hell of a lot of people in your ear telling you what to do:


Leo with his Oscar

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Secondly, EVERYONE wants a photo with you:

And thirdly, you get some exclusive privileges at the Vanity Fair after-party, like having your statuette engraved right then and there – much to Leo's delight.

Vanity Fair posted this adorable video today of the actor chatting with the engraver as he watches his award being personalised with a plaque bearing his name.

"Do you do this every year? I wouldn't know," he jokes.

Watch for the moment where he starts nervously drumming his fingers on the counter…Too cute.

Of course, the fact that there are about 100 photographers snapping away no doubt added to Leo's nerves, and would explain why the engraver's hands were shaking like a leaf.

Just another day at work, really.



It seems like the whole world just can't seem to get the hang of Irish names.

After Denis Quaid messed up Saoirse Ronan's name at the Golden Globe nominations, Leonardo DiCaprio has gone and messed up Domhnall Gleeson's name at last night's SAG Awards.

Leonardo won Best Actor Award for his part in The Revenant, and while he was thanking the cast and crew, he said Domhnall Gleeson… But it didn't quite sound like the way we say it.

Instead, it kinda sounded like he said 'Duumbal' Gleeson.

Ah, we'll get there someday! Watch Mr DiCaprio's speech and spot the error:



At this point, the fact that Leo still hasn’t won an Academy Award is the subject of many internet memes.

People love to poke fun at the fact that the actor, who has showcased some impressive acting skills in plenty of roles, has never been acknowledged for this with the coveted award.

His latest project, The Revenant was described by one crew member as “a living hell”.

Vanity Fair reported on the extremes that Leo has gone to in order to make the best film possible. Reportedly, actors were submerged in freezing water, and one was even dragged naked across a snowy mountain for a 200-person battle scene.

Sounds delightful, truly.

Apparently the project has been floating about for a while because “nobody was crazy enough to take this on.”

Leo opened up about the “individual sacrifices” he made for the project that some say might finally get him that elusive Best Actor award.

He told the magazine that these scenes were the most difficult he ever shot.

“Whether it’s going in and out of frozen rivers, or sleeping in animal carcasses, or what I ate on set. [I was] enduring freezing cold and possible hypothermia constantly.” 

So, what was he eating on set exactly?

Raw bison liver, not something the actor includes in his usual snack schedule, “You’ll see my reaction to it… It was an instinctive reaction,” he explains. ​


There is also a very graphic bear-attack scene. 

“The end result is going to be one of the most immersive experiences audiences will ever have with what it would be like to come face-to-face with an animal of that magnitude that is incredibly primal.”

Sleeping in animal carcasses, eating raw bison liver and all while wearing quite the unflattering black polo neck, someone just give Leo his Oscar!



Surely… and we mean SURELY this must be it!

For five years we have been able to hear the sound of the world’s heart breaking when Leonardo di Caprio again and again fails to win the Oscar.

The only positive thing to come from these losses is the internet doing what it does best – hilarious memes.

However, with the first trailer for his new film The Revenant having been released, it looks as if the five-time nominee may well be on his way to achieving his (or at least our) dream.

This time, Leo has teamed up with Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu (Scorsese clearly wasn’t getting the job done), the mastermind behind this year’s multi-award-winning Birdman.

The film chronicles the real-life events of Hugh Glass, a fur trapper who is attacked by a bear before being left for dead by his partners. The film follows Glass’s journey across the wilderness to seek revenge on the men who robbed him.

With the combination of Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu and the Oscar-winning cinematographer on Birdman, Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant is undoubtedly going to be a triumph.

The only question left is, will Leo be triumphant to?



Domhnall Gleeson took to the red carpet at the Irish premiere of Ex Machina where Niamh Geaney was there to greet him. Domhnall opened up about his horrific weight loss ordeal, binging, family love and the movie that's got everyone talking; Star Wars.

Domhnall is starring in Ex Machina which is hitting cinemas this Friday. If you missed our earlier video where he chats about the movie and his role you can check it out here.



Leonardo DiCaprio has landed a very exciting role as a real-life frontiersman looking for revenge in The Revenant.

The 39-year-old Oscar-nominee is set to take on the role of Hugh Glass, who is mauled by a grizzly bear in the movie adaptation of Michael Punke’s book The Revenant: A Novel Of Revenge.

Academy Award-nominated Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – famed for his 2006 drama Babel starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett – will direct the film which he co-wrote with Mark. L. Smith.

Although no further cast members have been revealed, the film is set to start production in November and will be released in autumn next year.

DiCaprio last hit the big screen in 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street and was nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of corrupt stock broker Jordan Belfort.

Meanwhile, Inarritu‘s next movie Birdman, which stars Edward Norton, Emma Stone and Naomi Watts, is due out in October.