Leonardo DiCaprio: Repeat Oscar Snubee

Leonardo DiCaprio has 29 film credits, but only 3 Oscar nominations — and 0 wins. A look back at roles the Academy snubbed.

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Role: Calvin Candie in Django Unchained (2012)
Critics say: “Deliciously expansive” - The Wall Street Journal
Accolades: Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globes; Winner, Best Supporting Actor, National Board of Review Award; Second place, Best Supporting Actor, New York Film Critics Circle Awards; Nominee, Best Supporting Actor, Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards
And the Oscar nomination goes to… Alan Arkin (Argo), Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook), Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master), Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

Role: J. Edgar Hoover in J. Edgar (2011)
Critic’s say: “Forceful, vulnerable.” - The New York Times
Accolades: Nominee, Best Actor, Australian Film Institute; Nominee, Best Actor, Critics Choice Award; Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, Golden Globes; Nominee, Best International Actor, Irish Film and Television Awards; Nominee, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, Screen Actors Guild Awards
And the Oscar goes to… Jean Dujardin, for The Artist

Role: Frank Wheeler in Revolutionary Road (2008)
Critics say: “[DiCaprio and Winselt] are so good, they stop being actors and become the people I grew up around.” - Roger Ebert
Accolades: Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, Golden Globes.
And the Oscar goes to… Daniel Day-Lewis, for There Will Be Blood

Role: Danny Archer in Blood Diamond (2006)
Critics say: “The savory, English-flecked patois in which he converses with the thugs is delightful, and there’s a ready humor in his open enjoyment of deceit, bribery, and dirty deals.” - The New Yorker
Accolades: Nominee, Best Actor, Academy Awards; Nominee, Best Actor, Critic’s Choice Awards; Second Place, Actor of the Year, Central Ohio Film Critics Association; Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, Golden Globes; Nominee, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, Screen Actors Guild Awards
And the Oscar goes to… Forest Whitaker, for The Last King of Scotland

Role: William “Billy” Costigan, Jr. in The Departed (2006)
Critics say: “DiCaprio does himself proud in a risky role that stabs at the heart ” - Rolling Stone
Accolades: Winner, Best Actor, Austin Film Critics Association; Nominee, Best Actor in a Leading Role, BAFTA Awards; Winner, Best Actor, Central Ohio Film Critics Association; Nominee, Best Actor, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards; Nominee, Best Actor, Critics Choice Award; Winner, Best International Actor, Irish Film and Television Awards; Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, Golden Globes; Nominee, Best Actor, Online Film Critics Society Awards; Nominee, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role, Screen Actors Guild Awards; Nominee, Best Actor, Vancouver Film Critics Circle
And the Oscar goes to… Forest Whitaker, for The Last King of Scotland

Role: Howard Hughes in The Aviator (2004)
Critics say: “DiCaprio is astonishing — wily, impulsive, paranoid, lurching from manic highs to crippling lows.” - Newsweek
Accolades: Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Academy Awards; Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, BAFTA Awards; Nominee, Best Actor, Critics Choice Award; Third place, Best Actor, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards; Winner, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, Golden Globes; Nominee, Actor of the Year, London Critics Circle Film Awards; Winner, Best Male Performance, MTV Movie Awards; Nominee, Best Actor, Online Film Critics Society Awards; Nominee, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, Screen Actors Guild Awards; Nominee, Best Actor, Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards
And the Oscar goes to… Jamie Foxx, for Ray

Role: Frank Abagnale in Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Critics say: “DiCaprio excels in a role that makes smart use of both his leading-man charisma and his character-actor versatility” - The A.V. Club
Accolades: Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, Golden Globes; Nominee, Best Male Performance, MTV Movie Awards
And the Oscar goes to… Denzel Washington, for Training Day

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Role: Jack Dawson in Titantic (1997)
Critics say: “DiCaprio has made an inspired career move in so successfully meeting the biggest challenge for an actor of his generation: a traditional role.” - The New York Times
Accolades: Winner, Favorite Actor - Drama, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards; Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, Golden Globes; Winner, Best Male Performance, MTV Movie Awards
And the Oscar goes to… Jack Nicholson, for As Good as It Gets

Role: Arnie Grape in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)
Critics say: “DiCaprio’s characterization of Arnie is a startling tour de force, a marvelous, completely unself-conscious performance.” - The Washington Post
Accolades: Nominee, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Academy Awards; Winner, Most Promising Actor, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards; Nominee, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Golden Globes; Winner, Best Supporting Actor, National Board of Review Awards; Second Place, Best Supporting Actor, National Society of Film Critics Awards; Second Place, Best Supporting Actor, New York Film Critics Circle Awards
And the Oscar goes to… Tommy Lee Jones, for The Fugitive

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