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Leonardo DiCaprio: Always A Nom, Never A Victor

Madison Kern |
February 28, 2014 | 4:37 a.m. PST

Staff Reporter

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There are few actors as prolific and accomplished as Leonardo DiCaprio in this cut-throat industry. Still, fewer have achieved that level of success and have not achieved the ultimate goal for any thespian: an Oscar.

With piercing blue eyes, hair that demands to be felt, and boyish good looks, it's hard not to fall in love with DiCaprio upon first sight. When you add his impressive acting skills into the mix, it's no wonder that Leo has scored the most beautiful models in the world and has been the first crush of the entire millennial generation. 

Fans of DiCaprio have watched him progress from his youthful self to the middle-aged, handsome man he has become. DiCaprio began his illustrious, high profile career as the special brother of Johnny Depp in "What’s Eating Gilbert Grape," which snagged him his first Oscar nomination. A few years later, he stole the heart of every girl with a pulse as the swoon-worthy Jack in "Titanic." Soon after failing to secure a nomination, he began his career of Academy snubs.

From there on, it seemed rare that an award season passed where there wasn't uproar yet again that DiCaprio was either snubbed for a win or a nomination. This year proves to be no different. 

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Twitter, @leodicaprio

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Will this weekend finally vindicate our leading man? This time, DiCaprio is nominated for his role in Martin Scorsese’s "Wolf of Wall Street," where he plays stockbroker and ultimate jerk Jordan Belfort. And Leo completely owns his role in typical DiCaprio fashion.

Though unlikely to win this Sunday, I will still hold out hope that one day DiCaprio will receive the recognition he so deserves, and subsequently waves it in the face of every Academy member. A girl can dream, right. 

So keep your chin up Leo – the Academy might not like you, but I will never let you go. 

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