- Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the most famous and revered actors in modern history
- He cemented his movie star legacy with a Best Actor Oscar for 2015’s ‘The Revenant’
- Leo has been nominated over 10 times at the Golden Globes, with a few wins along the way
Although Leonardo DiCaprio may not be nominated for a Golden Globe in 2023, his legacy at the annual awards show will always be present and accounted for. The 48-year-old actor has welcomed a slew of nominations, and a few wins, at the Hollywood bash over the years. With the show returning to a televised broadcast this year following internal changes made by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association — amid the controversy over the lack of diversity among its former voting body — fans want to know all about Leo’s Globes history. Keep reading to find out all about it, below!
Leo’s Golden Globe Wins
2005 Best Actor Drama – Aviator
Leonardo took home his first Golden Globe way back in 2005, for his stellar work on Martin Scorsese’s The Aviator. The leading man played real-life director, aviation enthusiast and, later in life, shut-in, Howard Hughes. The biopic and homage to Old Hollywood had an incredible cast, including Cate Blanchett, John C. Reilly, Alec Baldwin, Alan Alda, Danny Huston, and Jude Law, among others. Leo was up against some tough competition, including Javier Bardem, Johnny Depp and Liam Neeson. Notably, Cate was nominated as well, for Best Supporting Actress, in her role as screen icon Katharine Hepburn.
2014 Best Actor Musical/Comedy – The Wolf of Wall Street
In a jaw-dropping performance as real-life investor Jordan Belfort, Leo was the perfect actor to capture the story of a Wall Street god’s meteoric rise in the financial district and his shocking downfall. Leading a cast that included Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey, Leonardo was a powerhouse and proved his chops by beating out Christian Bale, Joaquin Phoenix and Oscar Isaac.
2016 Best Actor Drama – The Revenant
With nothing but the highest critical praise for Leonardo in The Revenant, the actor easily took home the big prize at the 2016 Golden Globes. Playing a frontiersman in 1820s America left for dead by his team of hunters, and an arch nemesis in Tom Hardy’s role, Leo’s character battles the elements and a bear in his fight for revenge. Leo’s main competition that year came from Will Smith and Michael Fassbender. The role also brought home Leo’s first Oscar!
Leo’s Golden Globe Nominations
In addition to the three awards Leo won above, here is a list of the awards he was nominated for but didn’t get the opportunity to make an acceptance speech.
1994 Best Supporting Actor – What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
- Leo played a mentally challenged brother, Arnie, to Johnny Depp’s Gilbert in the heartbreaking drama
1998 Best Actor – Titanic
- The film that started it all! Leo became a household name playing the lead Jack with Kate Winslet as his love in the James Cameron blockbuster
2003 Best Actor – Catch Me If You Can
- With a co-star like Tom Hanks, Leonardo was sure to give his best performance as cunning con man Frank
2007 Best Actor Drama – The Departed, Blood Diamond
- In another incredible match-up, Leonardo faced off with Jack Nicolson in the Martin Scorsese flick The Departed
- It was a good year for Leo, as he was nominated in the same category for his role in Blood Diamond
2009 Best Actor Drama – Revolutionary Road
- Teaming back up with Kate Winslet, Leo was nominated for the film adaptation of the famous novel of the same name
2012 Best Actor Drama – J Edgar
- With Clint Eastwood behind the camera, Leonardo transformed into President J. Edgar Hoover
2013 Best Actor Drama – Django Unchained
- Another incredible director, Quentin Tarantino, gave Leonardo an intense role as a slave/plantation owner
2020 Best Actor Drama – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
- Back with Tarantino, Leonardo shined as 60s TV actor alongside Brad Pitt
2021 Best Actor Musical/Comedy – Don’t Look Up
- Leonardo and Jennifer Lawrence played two astronomers trying to warn the world of an apocalypse
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