Kate Winslet Hugs Leonardo DiCaprio After His Oscar Win
Kate Winslet embraced Leonardo DiCaprio at the Academy Awards Sunday night after his well-deserved Oscar win.
Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio Embrace
Winslet couldn’t hide her excitement for DiCaprio on his big night, as he picked up the Best Actor in a Leading Role Oscar for his performance in The Revenant. The win comes after what many believe were a series of snubs. DiCaprio was previously nominated for Oscars for The Wolf of Wall Street (2014), Blood Diamond (2007), The Aviator (2005) and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1994).
Leading the voices saying that 2016 would be DiCaprio’s year was Winslet. “I think you can sort of feel it, and I think that everyone wants it for [DiCaprio],” Winslet had told BBC News back in January. “It would be amazing … You can sort of feel the temperature. It’s probably going to be Leo’s year.”
On the red carpet at the premiere of her new film Triple 9, she reiterated the sentiment, saying, “I feel very strongly that it may possibly be Leo’s year,” adding of her Titanic and Revolutionary Road costar, “He is my closest friend in the world and I just couldn’t imagine not being there to support him.”
When DiCaprio was giving his acceptance speech up on the Oscars stage, the camera panned to Winslet, who was just barely holding back tears.
Winslet was nominated for the seventh time at the 88th Academy Awards for her performance as Joanna Hoffman in Steve Jobs, but lost out in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category to Alicia Vikander for The Danish Girl. Winslet won an Oscar in 2009 for her performance in The Reader.