Eddie Redmayne says Leonardo DiCaprio will “definitely” win an Oscar. Redmayne won an Oscar last year for The Theory of Everything and is nominated again this year for The Danish Girl.
Redmayne told the Telegraph that he is backing Leonardo DiCaprio in his Oscar race, CBS News has reported.
“[DiCaprio is] definitely going to win and should. I feel excited just to be invited to the party, frankly,” Redmayne said. “For me to be considered in the group of nominees, with [Matt] Damon, DiCaprio, Michael Fassbender and Bryan Cranston — it feels amazing.”
Redmayne plays Lili Elbe in the film, who was one of the first recipients of sex reassignment surgery.
He said that his Oscar win was “extraordinary.”
Eddie Redmayne wants Leo Dicaprio to win the Best Actor Oscar for The Revenant. Eddie's up for The Danish Girl. pic.twitter.com/A80tEtRTBq— Global's Newsroom (@globalsnewsroom) February 20, 2016
Leonardo DiCaprio has never won an Oscar despite his five previous nominations. He plays Hugh Glass, a frontiersman who survives a bear attack and cold weather to avenge the death of his son.
Redmayne is working on Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. It’s a spin-off based on the Harry Potter films.
Redmayne plays a “magizoologist” who looks for magical creatures.
Redmayne said he spent time at London Zoo and Port Lympne Reserve in Kent to prepare for the role. Redmayne certainly believes in hard work when it comes to preparing for his roles, says the Irish Examiner.
However, Leo is still nervous about the Oscar. In his interview with the ET Online, the Titanicstar says he wasn’t even sure he wanted to win an Oscar when he was nominated the first time in 1993 for his role in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.
“I didn’t quite have the concept that if you ever gave a speech at the Oscars, like a billion people are watching you,” he continued. “So, as soon as I heard that, I remember saying, ‘I really don’t want to have a speech even prepared, ’cause I don’t want to go up there,’ ” he said.
Leo played Johnny Depp’s younger brother in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. He lost to Tommy Lee Jones for his role in the Fugitive.
“I remember being really paranoid about ever having to go up in front of a billion people,” the 41-year-old actor recently recalled to ET.
In 2005, Leo was nominated for The Aviator, his first ever Best Actor nomination, which he lost to Jamie Foxx for Ray. He was nominated again two years later for Blood Diamond, but lost to Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland. In 2014, he was nominated for The Wolf of Wall Street, and alas, Matthew McConaughey took that Oscar away for his role in Dallas Buyers Club.
He has already won the Golden Globe and SAG award. And when asked if he is going to win the Oscar. He says it’s “all beyond our control.”
Desperate fans now want an Oscar. Fans from Russia even made the gold statuette for Leonardo.
Some really dedicated Russian fans are gathering silver so that they can melt it down and make an Oscar statuette for the film star. This Oscar will be made by the residents of the East Siberia republic of Yakutia, who have called the project “Oscar for Leo.”
Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp in What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) pic.twitter.com/B4VHcJHwdu— Boy Crushes (@WizdomTweetx) February 21, 2016
The lady responsible for the project is Tatyana Yegorova, who is an avid fan of Leo’s movies. After Leo was nominated for the Revenant this year, his Russian fans probably decided it was time for the coveted award to go to the actor, Mashable has reported. The fans who claim to be making the “Oscar” for Leo come from Yakutia in North Eastern Siberia.
Do you think Eddie Redmayne is right about Leonardo DiCaprio deserving an Oscar? Do you think Leo should win an Oscar for his role in The Revenant?
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