He’s here! Leonardo DiCaprio arrived at the Oscars 2016 at the Dolby Theatre in L.A. on Sunday, February 28, with a good luck charm — his longtime friend and Titanic acting partner, Kate Winslet.
The actor, 41, spoke with ABC about his feelings on possibly winning his first-ever Academy Award for his role in The Revenant. “I think we’re all nervous. I’ve worked for almost over 25 years in this industry and here I am, you know, representing a movie that I feel so particularly proud of,” he told Robin Roberts. “But more so than that, I’m here with my mother. I’ve been in this town for 25 years. It’s a big show.”
Though he brought his mom as a date, DiCaprio was also joined by Winslet on the red carpet. The two former costars, who first worked together as Jack and Rose in Titanic, posed for pictures together and beamed with joy.
He has been nominated five times before, but DiCaprio — who is nominated for best actor this year — has yet to take home an Oscar. After winning at the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs and the Screen Actors Guild Awards for his portrayal of Hugh Glass in The Revenant, it seems like the Wolf of Wall Street star might finally receive his first golden statuette from the Academy.
Whether or not DiCaprio wins big, he has enjoyed awards season all the same, and is only a tad sad that it comes to an end after tonight’s ceremony. “After years and years of hard work, this is the end of it all,” the Hollywood vet explained. “So it’s bittersweet as well.”