It's been a long time coming, but Leonardo DiCaprio finally bagged a SAG gong, as Idris Elba did us Brits proud, picking up two.
Will this year be the year of Leo? Do you think that DiCaprio deserves to win an Oscar. From the Titanik we have felt that he is going to be big. Well, apparently, this year kicked off just fine for poor Leo.
He picked some trophies for his brutal role in The Revenant. One of those, perhaps the most important one is the SAG Award for Best Actor. It is an honor from his own colleagues.
He is now one step closer to an Oscar. He got an Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role from the Screen Actor’s Guild. It must have been wonderful to be awarded by your own kind.
However, he has been nominated nine times for a SAG Award and this is his first win! He is not that great, or he was just getting ready to own the game.
During his acceptance speech, Leo said, “I am truly humbled by this, it comes from my fellow actors, thank you from the bottom of my heart. For any young actors I encourage you to watch the history of cinema…we stand on the shoulder of giants.”
On the red carpet, he talked about the movie The Revenant, and said, “When you work so hard on a film and you put so much thought into it…I think people appreciate the effort put into it. It was an epic art-house film. It was almost like an epic journey instead of doing a movie.”