[Blind Gossip] Oscar contenders (and their publicists) have all different sorts of ways to try to appeal to Academy Awards voters during awards seasons. A key to generating votes is being relatable to the majority of voters. In the past, we’ve revealed to you how one actor suddenly got very involved with his wife and kids to look like a family man. A second actor got married to portray himself as more mainstream than he actually is.
Now let’s talk about our third actor!
He’s basically a rich, spoiled, self-involved, self-indulgent ladies man. However, those things don’t make him relatable to most of the people in his category. So instead of the usual stories about decadent parties and gorgeous girls, you’ll see sympathetic stories about how he really is just a nice, normal guy making sacrifices for his art and looking to settle down. Of course it’s all baloney… but he REALLY wants that Oscar!
Similar: Fantastically Mainstream
[Optional] Do you think our Third Actor will win the Oscar?
Oh, Ralphie. “Views like a movie that wants to win stuff.” I wish Ebert were still alive to appreciate that, because it is awesome. <3
I thought he was into dudes. And bears.
Chicks too? Weird…
It shouldn’t but Hollywierd can be as duplicitous and Puritanical about such thing as the America resides in . Leo is a great actor but for years Warren Beatty was snubbed because of his Don Juan ways and maybe those wives of the close friends.
I love him just the way he is.
And he’s a great actor, he’s given several Oscar worthy performances and it’s time he was recognized.
He’s just as “thirsty” as those who receive them and don’t particularly deserve it.
He shouldn’t have to pretend to be someone he’s not to get an Oscar…it shouldn’t be about politics, but performance alone.
WHO got married just so they could get an Oscar?!!
Umm, I wouldn’t put his name on the ballot, same goes for Jennifer Lawrence.
Hopefully Leonardo gets it so he can stop Scorsese to make more bad movies.
If he doesn’t win, he can stick another candle up his butt.
I hope he doesn’t get it. Never liked him one bit.
Miss Leo Doo-DooCrapio, who does have a pumpkin-head and can’t act.
She been “dating all those models” for a million yrs.and not one has tried the “oops. my birth control failed.Leo” I do not believe he is str8, but neither is Miss Cooper or Miss Semenquest!
mmmm but in his latest interview Leo is basically saying that he doesnt want kids, so I dont think he is selling himselg like a family man
This screams Leo DiCaprio. I was actually wondering if he was obnoxious, immature and entitled after the Golden Globes, and an interview he did with Tom Hardy where they seemed to be making fun of the interviewer. Now I have confirmation! Ah well, I guess it goes to show that when you grow up in Hollywood, you never really grow up.
will he be like Rock Hudson and be in the closet until he has died?
No he will not get the Oscar, Tom Hanks will get it for Bridge of Spies and Tom deserves to win it. Decaprio’s only worthy performance so far was in Titanic but at the time, the Academy preferred someone else. Anyway, his Revenant performance wasn’t euphoric the way his Jack Dawson role was in Titanic. Getting F**k’d by a bear, was that really necessary in the movie?
Your making this toooo easy – of course it’s Leo DiCaprio. He really wants that Oscar.
The actor who got married for an Oscar is Eddie Redmayne. And the one who pretended to be a family man of Ben Affleck. It worked both times!
Leo. This is all kind of dumb. He’s a good actor, plain and simple. Those awards are all so fake and contrived– basically just a high school popularity contest played out with lots and lots of money.
As I was reading the description, only one name came to mine, then I read the other guesses. Laughing as other came to same conclusion as I did.
Third Actor: Leonardo Di Caprio
[Optional] Do you think our Third Actor will win the Oscar? Well, I hate to say this. He is a good actor, but he is a spoilt. Even when back when he was kid, people around him had mentioned he was a spoiled, self-center brat.
Has to be Leo. Has to be.
Leo, and probably so…
This has to be Leonardo DiCaprio!
3rd actor: Leo DiCaprio.
As much as I hate the PR manipulation of this (and Hollywood in general), the guy really does deserve an oscar in my opinion, and I really want him to win so fingers crossed! I think he has a great chance this year.
Leo!! Now this will be a real acting job to try to convince us all that he’s a nice normal guy. Maybe he’ll get the Oscar for that.
This has to be Leo, and for goodness’ sakes, he’s an amazing actor no matter what you think of his personality and his off screen antics. Give him his Oscar already!!!
Oh, and I don’t know if he’s going to win or not (I saw The Revenant, and of all the great roles he’s had, it would be a shame for that to be his Oscar winner), but I think he deserves and Oscar, and the Academy should take a mulligan on this one even though the movie was just…meh since they’ve overlooked his past performances in truly amazing and well directed films.
First Actor: Ben Affleck
Second: Eddie Redmayne
Third: Leo DiCaprio
Leo Di Caprio
Leonardo Di Caprio. Here we go.
Leo. He absolutely deserves to win. He should have won already.
Zap The Sheep says
I hope not. He’s a douche. Always been a douche. Always will be a douche.
Leo D. He recently talked about wanting kids one day.
Yes he will and should win. Shouldn’t have to do anything other than the work.
Optional: Probably. He should’ve gotten one already for Gilbert Grape.
He will, but mostly because he is overdue and has no competition.
I’m going with Leonardo DiCaprio because he’s been a self indulgent spoiled kid for a very long time.
It’s Leo Dicaprio .
Not this year unless he pays them!
Leo, I’d guess. Lots of people are saying this is his year; not sure if that’s for The Revenant or if it’s a body of work Oscar.
Leo DiCaprio. However, haven’t followed his recent stories.
Yes, as GG outcomes usually seem like a good indication.
Julia Boolia says
Third Actor: Leo DiCaprio
I hope not, he proved what a ‘nice’ guy he was when he dissed Lady Gaga’s win at the Globes. Plus, I hear his bear movie is pretty long and boring.
and given the hype around the Revenant i think he actually might…
apple martini says
And yes this time he’s going to win.
I’ll guess Leo DiCaprio just because he is the most Oscar hungry of the bunch.
I do not like him that much (I overcame my teen love for him lol) but I think he’s a good actor and I think it is about time he gets one. You get an Oscar for you talent, not your personality :p
Open letter to Leo deCaprio:
Oh for Christ’s sake, Leo, you’re becoming absolutely pathetic about this Oscar hunt. You’re lucky you even have such a thriving career, you aren’t that great of a talent, and you’re weird looking — like a boy who never quite grew into a man. “Gilbert Grape” was the pinaccle of your career; you should have retired after that. You get so many plum roles that should have gone to better actors, so shut the eff up with your whining about awards.
Either Leo or Fassbender but, since the article mentions decadent parties, I’ll go with Leo.
Yes, I think he’ll win. But, let’s be honest, his caliber of performance doesn’t even matter this time around since people are so obsessed with him winning at all costs because he was “robbed” in the past.
Who knows, but he deserves it by now (Titanic, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?).
Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio
Optional: I think he deserves the damn Oscar by now.
Poor Leo… he really will do anything to get that Oscar…. you have to get nominated 1st though….lots of competition this year
peppermint twist says
Aahhh Leo, I always wondered what you did to piss the academy off so much. Looks like your sleazy ways have prevented you from getting the prize. I’ve always wondered if all those women were hiding the fact he’s really into men
DiCaprio — SO. MANY. articles about him suffering in the freezing cold for The Revenant.
Third Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio
Do you think our Third Actor will win the Oscar? Given the fact that he’s won the Globe and although likeable, Matt Damon’s performance was just okay in my opinion. I haven’t seen the Revenant yet, but it seems like the type of performance that they’d just decide to give it to him.
This year’s big acting noms seem a little…boring? I’m excited for Brie Larson, but the Academy and the networks are going to have to work hard for ratings imo.
Yes, i think this is his year!
Leo D. He really is a great actor and should get an Oscar.
He’s just playing the game baby!
Leo but he has been a d-bag for too long and all over the press now supposedly laughing and dissing Gaga for her GG win. Too late! You can’t resurrect your model, partying ways like a month before the awards. Didn’t he just dump ANOTHER model? If the voters look at core values, Damon and his three girls and humble ways will secure it for THE MARTIAN which was CASTAWAY in outer space. lol
PS. And as a bonus Ben Affleck got all involved with family and Eddie Redmayne has his beard bff wife or whatever…. for portraying and winning as Steven Hawking and now in THE DANISH GIRL.
Must amend too in saying LEO does deserve it. I just think it is silly to suddenly play the Oscar winning straight and narrow game at the final hour. Own who you are or else just let approval go for now. He has a huge career ahead of him yet…. and he is what he is. He makes no apologies the rest of the year! That being said, he is a bit of a snit, but he might have been a snit if he managed my local Starbucks. He is still a force as an actor!
its his year definitely
Our favorite Oscarless leading man, Leo.
Just give him the award already.
Leo really deserves the award this time. The whole relatability thing has nothing to do with talent and performance.
Go for it Leo! Just a nice, normal, Victoria’s Secret modelizer!!
Like a supermodel’s vagina, lets give a warm welcome to Leonardo DiCaprio!
Actor #2–Cumberbatch, last year. Didn’t work.
Actor #3–DiCaprio. Will only work when enough of the majority voters he pissed off during his little Titanic Oscar no-show/huff die or retire. Maybe that’s this year–it HAS been a long time.
This must be about Leo and his Suffering tour — talking ad nauseam about how gosh-darned hard it was to film The Revenant (for which he was paid many millions of dollars, which somehow never comes up). Now that people have started making fun of that narrative, he’s trying to pretend it’s somehow an Issue Movie — talking about First Nations and such. It’s all baloney.
I hate he won the Golden Globe (even tho I know those are hooey) and I hope he NEVER gets the Oscar he is so blatantly…
Leo DiCaprio for Revenant
I think he’ll win and it’s overdue (Gilbert Grape, The Departed etc). (PS I don’t care that he has a new VS model every day, or takes endless holidays with his bros. He works hard when he’s on set, is professional and if he hasn’t met ‘the one’ who cares? I have far more time for him than other sleaze balls who pretend to do the family man thing – Affleck I’m throwing shade at you. Plus these ‘models’ get just as much out of the arrangements – instant fame.
This is definitely Leo
Leo. I think he doesn’t even need to do this but is doing so because that try-hard, wil-do-anything Eddie Redface is waving his pregnant wife around in a bid to get #2. Leo’s taking no chances, and I don’t blame him. Let’s talk about Matt Damon playing the ole Family Man routine. I await the photos of him with his wife and kids everywhere (just like Ben).
Leonardo DiCaprio…could happen…Johnny Depp is too much on the outskirts and if HFP nominated THE MARTIAN as a comedy, poor, nice guy, Matt Damon, doesn’t stand a chance.
Has got to be Leo DiCaprio. After seeing him laugh at lady Gaga during her win At the golden globes I feel like he fits this description. He came across very arrogant and childish.
Debbie Do says
Leo Leo Bo Beo
Leo. Yes, he’ll probably win. Even Susan Lucci’s streak ended…
Leo, of course.
This can’t be anyone except DiCaprio. Dude’s one step away from Melissa Leo.
I’d say 90% chance he’ll win, but only because he’s campaigned for it; 10% chance the academy voters will be embarrassed by the gaucheness of his campaign and give it to someone else.
First actor is Ben Affleck–who was he fooling?
Second actor is Benedict Cumberbatch
Third actor is obviously Michael Fassbender. He couldn’t have been more obvious in his disinterest in his “girlfriend”.
Amending my answer. This is about Leo DiCaprio. He just broke up with his latest model jumpoff and recently did an interview where he talked about wanting to start a family someday, how he’s working hard blah blah blah.
Leonardo, of course. No one has ever wanted an Oscar so badly. Poor guy’s been giving it his all since 1997.
Oh and I think he has a better chance than some previous shortlistings, but….. you never know…
Leo DicapriHO- article today about how he says he may want to have a family one day……
It’s Leonardo DiCaprio.
I think this might be his year, although I’d prefer other actor winning so the jokes could continue. But we still have Katy Perry and her zero Grammys to make fun of.
LEO FOR THE WIN! Get that Oscar, DiCaps.
Oh just give him an Oscar already. I still do not understand why an actor’s personal life and choices impact his chances of winning an award if his work is good.
If Ben Affleck got one why not? Leo’s a far better actor than Ben EVER will be.
I hope he does not win. I was a big fan of his until he nastily laughed at GaGa during the Golden Globes
Leonardo Di Caprio
I think his GG speech might have hurt him with his political commentary at the end . I still think he will win but I won’t be shocked if they give it to Brian Cranston for Trumbo, either
Third Actor: Probably Leo D. desperate for that Oscar!
[Optional] I’m not sure…maybe yes cause they feel bad for him
Leo, of course.
Easy! Leonardo Dicaprio
The awful Leo dicaprio. Does not look good for him now after his actions at the golden globes toward lady Gaga.
Leonardo DiCaprio. Maybe, who cares.
Leo and I do hope he gets the Oscar! His acting is sooo incredible!!
Obviously Leo. But I missed the first one. Who was the actor who suddenly got involved with his wife and kids? Was that Affleck? (That MUST be old!)
Eddie Redmayne got married, Matt McCoughnaey became a family man.
Leo’s about to play dirty. Just give him the damn Oscar. Gaga got an acting award. They’re meaningless now.
I think this is his year to win the Oscar!
3. Dicaprio – I think he will win this year. Just seems like the right timing in a well reviewed role. We BGers won’t be fooled by any attempts to make over his image though 😉
The desperately seeking Oscar Leo definitely
Gonna go for Leonardo here.
Leo!!!!! Give him an Oscar so he will shut up.
Leo D for the win
He will win.
Smelly Leo it was so bad the Bear didn’t eat him.
Leo for The Revenant?
3rd Actor: Leo DiCaprio
Friends have seen his new movie and all have given it rave reviews. Stellar acting by Leo. If he doesn’t win this time, I’ll be shocked
Leonardo DiCaprio. He’ll probably win someday. I guess it may as well be this year since he’s so desperate to get it. I heard The Revenant wasn’t that great, though. And, yes, I do believe he’s rich, spoiled and selfish. I don’t care how many documentaries he makes to try to appear otherwise.
Leo. Hope it doesn’t work!
Are his initials L and D?
GIVE IT TO HIM ALREADY!!
poor Leo, it shouldn’t be a personality contest,
man, that man can act!
Leonardo DiCaprio, and hopefully not. Very overrated actor, and again I am going to emphasise how much I hated his acting in Gatsby.
Third Actor: Leonardo Dicaprio. It’s gotta be him, he’s never won which is a shame.
This has to be Leo. Poor guy really wants to finally win one.
Queue and Eh says
Leo? The Academy doesn’t like him for some reason, so I’ll say No.
Leo DiCaprio. No doubt he’s a great actor but as a person…not very likable or relatable.
This screams Leo DiCaprio
I Am PunkA says
Clooney used to be similar, and no one really had a problem with him. He was more discreet and engaged in other ways though. Darfur comes to mind. And it certainly helped his PR.
Leo needs a cause. and then to do more than just talk about it.
This could be his year for one of those Oscars best classified as “Have a statue, now leave us alone please, and you’re not getting one again.”
Leonardo DiCaprio. He’s thirsty as hell. I think he will most likely win.
Leonardo Di Caprio
Yes he will win. I think he’s so talented! Should have won for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape and The Departed
It’s his turn. He deserves the Oscar
Yeah, I don’t like him personality wise but he does deserve an oscar.
This has to be our man, Leo DiCaprio!
Third Actor: Leonardo Dicaprio ?, I hope this isn’t true but than again I don’t know him and yes I do, I heard that the Revanant is a good film.
Leo. Leo. Leo.
And I do believe he will win. He wants that Oscar so badly he dumped his gorgeous model girlfriend just before it was announced she was cast in the movie Baywatch. Or it could be just because she turned 25. His cut off age for dating.
I’m obviously not a fan.
Or it could be that she was one in a very long line of blonde contracted beards who have specific requirments which she aged out of
HAS to be Leo
Why, Leonardo DiCaprio, of course. With that description, who else could it have been?
Just give Leo an Oscar. The thirst is real
yes he’s begging for it
Leo and probably.
Leo and no.
First actor is probably Ben Affleck
Second actor might be Eddie Redmayne
Third I think is Leo DiCaprio.
He hasn’t won one to this point, most likely the constant modelising makes him seem shallow, because he is, that’s personal, not work. He should be able to buy an Oscar like others. I don’t take notice of awards, since internet it seems obvs awards, even right back thru time, don’t mean anything, it’s down to campaigning, who u f*ck or give presents to, not talent. They’re…
The first actor is definitely Ben Affleck.
The second actor could be Johnny Depp, or Benedict Cumberbatch
The Third actor is definitely Leo DiCaprio.
Leonard DiCaprio, he’s single this Oscar season. No more paid model arm candy.
Leonardo DiCaprio. He’ll win the Oscar because of the rough filming, he just won the Golden Globe and is talented enough of an actor.
Optional: Probably. He’s been wanting one for years now.
Oh Leo. But but he really cares about the indigenous people! He really cares about the much maligned female gender! He wasn’t icked out because a woman not under the age of 25, blonde, and a model brushed up against him!
Sounds like Leo DiCaprio.
I haven’t seen any new movies in a while so I don’t know how good anyone was in any of them.
Leonardo DiCaprio – and he doesn’t deserve it. He’s an egotistical has-been .
Leonardo DiCaprio. He was nominated for an Oscar more than once but never got it and according to word on the street he really, really wants to have one!
Optional: I think in general an Oscar should be given based on performance. Having said that, I can’t help it… sometimes actors/actresses just rub me the wrong way. And Leo is one of them. What a pretentious idiot. Telling the world to save the planet but flying everywhere on a private jet. What a hypocrite!
Agreed! But you forgot about the gas guzzling yacht vacations he’s always on with the boat load of models. Granted he does throw a lot of money around with charities, but wouldn’t it be best in today’s day and age and lead by example. For real, Leo, take the bus sometime and give your pilots a rest. Honestly, I think he’s about as phony as they get, good thing the plays pretend for a living.
another blind about leo dicaprio of course. He’s so annoying this oscar season and fake….. maybe if he gets it he will get over this obsession!
Third Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio
Optional: Yes. You can only be nominated so many times without the Academy feeling they owe it to you, regardless of the film. This is his year. (BTW, I thought he should have won BSA way back when for Gilbert Grape; have been less of a fan of everything since.)
with a twist says
I kinda hope he wins. He does deserve it.
Leo – don’t know haven’t seen the movie. I would rather see Michael B. Jordan or better yet Michael Caine take it.
Third Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio
Optional: Maybe – my crystal ball is in the shop
Leo di caprio. I hope he doesn’t win the oscar
Dancing with Mr D says
Frankly, I thought he should have won a long time ago.
I agree. He is a great and deserving actor.
Leonardo Di Caprio
Third actor: Leonardo DiCaprio
[Optional] I have no idea.
Hahaha. So that’s what those “Marriage and Kids in the Future” headlines are floating around for.
This!! Kids? As if!!!!
research boy says
He and Lukas can get married now. And there’s no reason they can’t adopt or use a surrogate…
Third Actor: Leo
[Optional] Do you think our Third Actor will win the Oscar? Yes. This year’s competition is decent but not outstanding. Plus his publicists have been working overtime hyping how dedicated Leo was to his craft during filming of “The Revenant”.
glargh, yes. Spent half an hour telling Charlie Rose about interviewing people for his enviro-documentaries in between braving the icy river for The Revenant. Inarritu chimed in about global warming making it hard to find places to film. They were both up to HERE in devotion to their craft.
The DEEPLY in denial
Yes, he’ll get what he covets, but not a true, authentic life
Just ask Tobey…
Did you see him blow a kiss at Tobey while Tobey was presenting The Revenant?
I thought he was Lukas’s but now and then I think it might be Tobey.
research boy says
He’s got that whole group of ex-child stars (Lukas, Tobey, Elijah Wood) and I think that even if there are couples, there’s also some mix and match polyamory on occasion. (Remember his Chilean vacation with Kevin Connolly and the alleged kiss pix?)
I think so. He’s a genuinely good actor and has proven himself time and time again, so I say: Just give it to him already. I would rather they gave it to him now than have the Academy take the Oscar from a more deserving performer later on to write a past wrong, or just because he’s beloved by his peers (like Sandra Bullock). It really pisses me off when that happens.
If Jennifer Lawrence can win an Oscar, Leo most certainly can – and should. There have been many ‘WTF???’ winners since the competition began back in the 20’s, and voting is all political as in everything. But he is certainly worthy of getting an Oscar, I don’t think he’s ever been in a piece of time-killing junk.
Now hang on. At least Sandra Bullock can act. A better example of a ridiculous Oscar win would have been Julia Roberts! 🙂
OMG I SOOOOO AGREE! Never understood why Roberts got that Oscar.
They’re both examples. Julia was a mix of “we love her” and “her best performance ever” (which Erin Brockovich is, you can’t deny). Sandra on the other hand, was just a “we love her” winner. In my eyes. She deserved it for Gravity or even a supporting nod for Crash, but The Blind Side? Really?
Shontelle Montelle says
if it’s a popularity contest, maybe he isn’t so popular among the industry people.
Clearly Leo Dicaprio
*eye roll* Leonardo DiCaprio. Yeah he’ll get it just because everyone is tired of his obvious thirst for it
Exactly. Just give it to him and get it over with already so he can stop being so thirsty.
Oh hey, Leo!
I just read that in a Tommy Wiseau voice and cackled.
Leo Dickaprio. I prefer him as a pumpkin headed lothario than a pretend family man.
“Pumpkin headed.” Hahahaha!