Watching the Academy Awards this year, it like a foregone conclusion that Leonardo DiCaprio would win for his chilling, bison-chewing performance in The Revenant. Not because his performance was so great, but because after six nominations, everyone agreed he was due for a win.
Sometimes it seems like the Academy gives Oscars to reward a body of work more than a particular performance, or as an attempt to correct overlooking past performances. For that reason, it can’t help but feel like the actor wins an award for a film that didn’t really make sense.
DiCaprio has definitely done better than The Revenant such as with Catch Me If You Can and Wolf of Wallstreet, but I'm sure he's glad he snuck in an Oscar win before Daniel Day Lewis made another film.