Anonymous asked: do you think leo will ever win an oscar? he is robbed every damn time!!! honestly if he was going to win one by now he would have won it already smh
This “Leo gets robbed every time” argument is so ridiculous. Were there years where he should have been nominated but wasn’t? YES. Join the extremely long list of other actors that are victimized in the same way, Leo. Is his losing to another actor considered him being ‘robbed’? NO.
Leo has been nominated for an academy award 4 times. Let’s break it down:
1st nomination (1994): Best Supporting Actor for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. He lost to Tommy Lee Jones (The Fugitive) Guess what??? Ralph Fiennes was also in this category for Schindler’s List. As was John Malkovich. Conclusion: NOT ROBBED
2nd nomination (2007): Best Actor for Blood Diamond. He lost to Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland). NO one that has seen The Last King of Scotland is going to claim that Leo was robbed. Conclusion: NOT ROBBED
3rd nomination (2005) : Best Actor for The Aviator. Lost to Jamie Foxx (Ray). Now I feel that this year he should have won the Oscar. But he was also up against Don Cheadle for Hotel Rwanda, Clint Eastwood for Million Dollar Baby, and Johnny Depp for Finding Neverland. I would strongly support the claim that he should have won that year, but it is by no means an injustice when considering Clint and Cheadle. Conclusion: NOT ROBBED
4th nomination (2014): Best Actor in The Wolf of Wall Street. Lost to Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club). UP AGAINST: Christian Bale, Bruce fucking Dern, Chiwetel Ejiofor. Conclusion: DEFINITELY NOT ROBBED
Were there years where I feel Leo should have been nominated but wasn’t? Absolutely. But those years also had contenders like Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine, Daniel Day-Lewis all in one category. A little crammed.
Does LEO deserve an Oscar? ABSOLUTELY. He is a brilliant actor and history will remember him as such.
How you come to the conclusion “If he was going to win one he would have won one by now” I will never understand. He has only been nominated FOUR times. Paul Newman was nominated 7 times between 1959-1983 and never won an oscar. He was honored by the committee and given a trophy for his film career in 1986, and then the following year he won an Oscar for “The Color of Money”.
Al Pacino, one of the greats of our time. Nominated in 1973 for the Godfather but didn’t get an Oscar until two decades and 7 nominations later for The Scent of a Woman (1993). The list goes on. Please stop this madness.