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Why Does the Academy Hate Leonardo Dicaprio?

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Fans of The Dishmaster know my love for Leonardo DiCaprio.  He’s extremely skilled at picking roles, and he consistently churns out quality performances.  But despite his artistic and financial success, Dicaprio is consistently overlooked by the Academy.  When you add up the amount of times he didn’t recieve a deserved Oscar nomination, you might shed a tear on his behalf.  I suppose his wads of cash serve as a nice consolation prize, but the disrespect still infuriates me.  The greatest example of this happened in 1997, when everyone and their mother got an Oscar nomination for Titanic, except Leonardo DiCaprio.  DiCaprio skipped the Oscars that year, probably in silent defiance.  Since then, he’s had numerous Oscar worthy roles, though the Academy disagreed.  Examples include: The Aviator; The Departed; Blood Diamond; Revolutionary Road; Shutter Island; and most recently, Inception.  So why do they hate him, and will they ever come around?  I’m not sure, but perhaps Sean Penn will give him hope.  When Sean Penn won the Oscar for Mystic River, he said, “I guess this proves it’s not a popularity contest.”  If the actor most hated by the Academy can win, so can Leo.

  • Johnnygaddar4u007

    there is just lot of bulls**t in this article …firstly he thinks he is god…. have u ever seen him take supporting role???that just shows his ego…and secondly there is no versatility in him..his all roles are similar..only reason he has such great movies in his sack is that his popularity attracts lot of producers..moreover scorsese works with him not because he is talented but because only him as lead can give budget for movie….so LEONARDO DICAPRIO SUCKS….i hope he should be next peter o toole and he should get a posthumous life time achievement oscar and no oscar before that..:)

    • remmizsanh

      Leonardo Dicaprio doesn’t take supporting roles because directors want him as a lead role. That’s because he’s amazing at acting. And his roles are not the same! Have you ever seen any of his movies?? He’s a brilliant actor and should’ve won an Oscar award many times!

    • Andy

      You’re full of shit…  and don’t know what the fuck you’re on about….

    • seanopp

      You are seriously full of shit!!!!

    • Nka

      Johnnygaddar4u007 is just a troll that is trying to get a rise out of people that are passionate about something…  (In this case – Leonardo DiCaprio.)
      His comment doesn’t even make sense either, he is just describing the opposite of Leonardo DiCaprio…

  • Leonardo DiCaprio needs voice acting lessons.

  • Kingmike

    sean penn wasn’t in Mystic River

  • Dustisam

    I have heard that the academy places a great deal of emphasis on actors promoting their films.  I am not sure if this is a role Leonardo DiCaprio aspires to.  He is an incredible artist who over the course of his career has left me in awe of his abilitiy to emerse and transform himself into another time and person.  I myself will never overlook one of the great actors of our time.  Shame on the academy.

  • Natalie

    Leonardo DiCaprio is THE BEST ACTOR I have ever seen!  I’m always so blown away by his performance that I’m speechless.  I could actually cry that he’s been snubbed by the academy so many times.  But I know that the world knows he’s the best.  And that’s all that matters. F### the academy!  I’m never watching those awards again.

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  • ABEL VASQUEZ

    I have no idea what all the fuss! LD is a great actor, his role are not all the same! The Oscars are mafia-type-event’s, who is the best and why is not important. If you go to the movies and like or dislike it’s a personal choise. Its to funny how everyone but there mothers won in Titanic execpt the MAIN actor? Hollywood sucks and all the OSCARS PANEL SUCK! LD is a great actor, not the best, but great! Should LD won by now! YES!! WHY he hasen’t? That the question pepole should be asking to the OSCAR PANEL!