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How do Marvel Studios determine which films to make? Finally, Kevin Feige discussesMore Articles February 28, 2016 Leonard DiCaprio is an actor who, during the award season, has always had a tough road to go. For lack of effort on his part, it was certainly not either that he scored a handful of Oscar nominations in the past. Though an Academy Award win has eluded him in all of his years in Hollywood. Every year he puts out a performance that merits the award, with an equally (and often superior) performance, another actor still seems to swoop into. Bad timing was the name of the game and it’s been like that now for nearly two decades. That takes us to the eve of the Oscars of 2016. This time again, DiCaprio has received a Best Actor nomination for his teeth-grittingly challenging role in The Revenant. He’s up against a competition that includes two biopic stars (Michael Fassbender in Steve Jobs and Bryan Cranston in Trumbo), an actor who has played a trans woman (Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl) and a recent Oscar winner (Matt Damon in The Martian). It goes without saying that Leo will have his work cut out for him again, which makes us wonder: if not this year, when should he have taken the award back home?

Source: Paramount This brings us back to the very first Oscar nomination of Leonardo DiCaprio for his role as a mentally disabled brother to the title character of Johnny Depp in 1994, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. He lost out in The Fugitive to Tommy Lee Jones beginning a long series of award snubs which would only intensify in the years that followed. All the journey begins somewhere and his long march for DiCaprio to never get an Oscar began to the day nearly 24 years ago. 2.

The Aviator Source: Miramax It took Leonardo DiCaprio a full decade to get another Oscar nomination after Gilbert Grape introduced us to his 2004 appearance in The Aviator as the eccentric businessman Howard Hughes. He again faced a tough field with Jamie Foxx taking Best Actor for Ray house. He did a stellar job to DiCaprio’s credit as Hughes a character who needed little embellishment on the screen to bring life to life. It was still not enough in a long storied career to net him the award making for yet another disappointment. 3.

Blood Diamond

This time around winning a nod for his role in 2006’s Blood Diamond, Leo did not have to wait quite as long for his next Oscar nomination. He pulled out all the stops for this one: a hopeful tale about a war-torn African nation, an investigation into a crooked company and a South African spot-on accent. Ironically Forest Whitaker has taken home the award for his role as the despot of another African nation. 4.

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Source: Paramount Here’s where things for DiCaprio’s Oscar search went from bad to worse. 2013 seemed like the year he finally ended his long drought at the Academy Awards after delivering a lifetime performance in Martin Scorsese’s three-hour epic on stock broker Jordan Belfort’s rise and fall. Then the Best Actor nomination went to Dallas Buyers Club’s Matthew McConaughey. The salt in the wound: McConaughey turned up in a small supporting role in DiCaprio’s own movie with his character practically pounding his chest in what later would all too much feel like a victory lap around the loser’s own backyard.

Source: Weinstein Co. By the time Django Unchained rolled around in 2012, Leonardo DiCaprio had already attempted to team himself with Steven Spielberg Scorsese and Sam Mendes, none of whom brought the elusive Oscar victory. The next logical move was Quentin Tarantino and yet it wasn’t enough. Not only did DiCaprio fail to score a deserved nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a fellow cast Django member Calvin Candie Christoph Waltz actually won the same award. Not only was he told that he was not the best supportive actor of the year he suddenly wasn’t even the best supportive actor in his own film. @NickNorthwest

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Source: Paramount Here’s where things for DiCaprio’s Oscar search went from bad to worse. 2013 seemed like the year he finally ended his long drought at the Academy Awards after delivering a lifetime performance in Martin Scorsese’s three-hour epic on stock broker Jordan Belfort’s rise and fall. Then the Best Actor nomination went to Dallas Buyers Club’s Matthew McConaughey. The salt in the wound: McConaughey turned up in a small supporting role in DiCaprio’s own movie with his character practically pounding his chest in what later would all too much feel like a victory lap around the loser’s own backyard.

Source: Weinstein Co. By the time Django Unchained rolled around in 2012, Leonardo DiCaprio had already attempted to team himself with Steven Spielberg Scorsese and Sam Mendes, none of whom brought the elusive Oscar victory. The next logical move was Quentin Tarantino and yet it wasn’t enough. Not only did DiCaprio fail to score a deserved nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as a fellow cast Django member Calvin Candie Christoph Waltz actually won the same award. Not only was he told that he was not the best supportive actor of the year he suddenly wasn’t even the best supportive actor in his own film. @NickNorthwest

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