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Oscar and Leo

I greet you with all my heart. Today is the 9th ofMarch 2016. First, I have to say some words about primary needs – that is about of rate of exchange for our history. 1USD=71.99164 RUB; 1EUR=78.98899 RUB; Brent Oil=40.53$.

The 88thAcademy Award ceremony held in Los-Angeles, the USA on the night of 28-29 February 2016. I think, that there is no man around the world who wouldn`t stay out of the event and be eager for the final. I follow it annually, cause of high interest to know best of the best actors by world famous academy opinion, and it is impossible to be out of that thanks to the mass media. It`s necessary for a man who keeps a finger on the time and to be up to date. Moreover, as any Homo Sapience, I have an opinion of my own, which isn`t usually identically with the real choice. You would say, of course, that I`m not a cinephileand it can only be that! Yes, you are right. I do not even have a special education to judge it. However, in this case, I`ll be supported by most people of the Earth irrespective of race, creed, gender, and social stratum. Suppose, that even to unpracticed eye, there is almost 100 percent of probability to guess basic Oscar nominations such as best picture, best-animated film, best director, and best actress. However, I can never, guess best actor, practically. There are more reasons than one for that. The first is that only great actors, flawlessly played their roles, are deserved the Prize of the nomination. The second is that one of modern eminent personalities, Leo DiCaprio, had been waiting for the Oscar for more than ten years, as well, as not only his followers but also an ordinary people too being cinema experts for a little, at least.  I shall never believe a man who told me that he had not ever watched any film with Leo as main or supporting actor. I`ll not spell such pictures as “The Beach”, “Romeo + Juliet”, “Gangs of New York”, “The Aviator”, “Inception” and other no less splendid works. Nevertheless, you could not listen about black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese “The Wolf of Wall Street” and about world famous “Titanic”. My daughter of seven has seen the cinema yet and was extremely upset by Jack Dowson`s and Rose` lifes. She copied tragic moments by her tablet camera to see it repeatedly.To say this film impressed her is to say nothing. So that dilemma had been being an intrigue of Oscar`s ceremony for ten years. Could Leo get a statuette like best actor? If it is possible to say in other words a `la Shakespeare I would say like: “To gain Leo or not to gain?” It is indeed the question, which is annually recurred on the threshold of The Academy Award ceremony. I propose that there is only a newborn sleeping in a crib is out of the question but has sucked in knowledge about Leonardo DiCaprio with mother milk.

My dear friends I value your time great, therefore, I do not want to copy his biography and filmography from other Internet sources. It is enough to say that Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio was born November 11, 1974 in Los-Angeles, California and named in honor of famous artist. His maternal grandmother, Helene Indenbirken, was born in Russia. Therefore, he told Mr. Putin on the Tiger Summit in 2010 that he was entire half-Russian had mentioned about Russian grandfather too.

An Oscar golden statuette is the most prestigious prize of cinematography. Each self-respected actor must have it. As for Leonardo, he ought to have received the award ten years later. Do you agree with me? Wasn`t he worthy of it for Jack Dawson`s role of “Titanic.” This was main picture bringing him world famous popularity.“DiCaprio initially refused to portray the character but was eventually encouraged to pursue the role by Cameron, who strongly believed in his acting ability”, Entertainment Weekly reported. The film was main cult event of that year and got eleven Oscars. However, there was a scandal cause of DiCaprio had not been even nominated as “Best Actor”. In protest, moreover 200 worshippers made claims to the Academy while Leo as himself snouted that ceremony. In addition, just Jack Dawson transformed Leonardo into high-priced Hollywood superstar.



As they say, it is what it is. What the hell, had not DiCaprio been nominated even?! I am not sure I quite understand that. I can`t believe, but that is a fact. Let us talk this matter over cool and try to puzzle it out. First, I suggest to look at the list of “Best Actor” nominates: Jack Nicolson; Matt Damon; Robert Duvall; Peter Fonda; Dustin Hoffman. Yes, of course, I know each of these actors and hope like you.  Yes, they aren`t less famous than Leonardo. However, there is one thing! You know very well that Jack Nicolson was the winner. He took his Oscar for playing a role in a film… By the way, do you remember this film title? Do you remember fine Nicolson`s role thanks to which he got the Prize? I, to tell the truth, had not remembered while looked into the Wikipedia!  And you? Have you remembered? Believe that you do not too. This film name is “As Good as It Gets”. No, of course, I`ve no an idea to do down people working on that splendid film services, but… Eighteen years passed.  What film of 1997 year do you know? In fact, could you spell five best pictures you`ve ever seen?  I am more than concerned, that “Titanic” will take the first place in your list, or, at least, the third. Am I not right? I am right. Then, tell me, please, why had Leonardo DiCaprio not been even nominated? There is no answer on this question. Sometimes, I think, we will guess this secret, may be. While, it is what it is. 

There were many different pictures after “Titanic”. “What's Eating Gilbert Grape”, “The Aviator”, “Blood Diamond”, “The Wolf of Wall Street” – these are films Leonardo was nominated for but didn`t take the Award. An intension had been increasing like snowball from year to year. People of the whole world began to watch the event sidelined the essentials. Social network discussions, YouTube videos, memes, altered images all of these are people reaction upon exogenous irritant that is the main year intrigue. For example, there was a fine Oscar copy made of cast iron in Russia, 2015 and named as “Ascar”. I hope Leo got this gift. Besides, there were many jokes inside Russian social networks about “DiCaprists rebellion” which would be organized by worshippers in case of next Leo`s failure.

Now, I suggest you to come “back to the future”and watch at ceremony summary associated #OscarsSoWhite hashtag by an ordinary man eyes.“Mad Max: Fury Road” took the most amount of Oscars but technical nominations only: “Best Costume Design”, “Best Production Design”, “Best Makeup and Hairstyling”, “Best Film Editing”, “Best Sound Editing”, and “Best Sound Mixing”. Unexpectedly, dialog thriller “Spotlight” based on real journalist investigation story won “Best Picture” Award. The picture got “Best Original Screenplay” Award, also. Not bad, isn`t it? Brie Larson, an American woman of 26, Sacramento, took the “Best Actress” Oscar. She played the leading role in “Room” picture. Directed by Lenny Abrahamson the drama tell us about a girl`s life, who was kidnapped and had been spending a lot of time inside of small room into the kidnapper barn. 

The Revenant

The Revenant

Leonardo DiCaprio had been being engaged in “The Revenant” directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu from the September 2014 to the April 2015. On The 14th of January 2016 the film made record obtained twelve nominations for Oscar Award: “Best Picture”, “Best Director”, “Best Actor”, “Best Supporting Actor”, “Best Film Editing”, “Best Cinematography”, “Best Production Design”, “Best Costume Design”, “Best Sound Editing”, “Best Sound Mixing”, “Best Visual Effects” and “Best Makeup and Hairstyling”.And “The Revenant” got three awards on the 88thAcademy Award ceremony, 28th of February. The prize-winners are Emmanuel Lubezki as Best Cinematography, Alejandro G. Iñárritu as best director and… Leonardo DiCaprio as best actor… That is all. Relax. The rest is unimportant.

Total for above-mentioned. What do I want to say? By this article, I have tried to pay your attention upon a personality cult huge role. There is no doubt that Leonardo is a cult man. Only such one fact as “the leomania” disease existing left as much unspoken as is written. Besides, this man is a great environmentalist. Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation opening in 1998 made him possible to appropriate more than 30 million dollars for 70 innovation environmental protection projects in 40 countries development. It is, particularly, a question of sea fauna or endangered species prohibition. Another fact is, as Leo had become a winner the whole world exploded with joy and happiness of such great actor without any reason to be afraid to spell it loudly.  A small picture representing the struggle of Hue Glass and she-bear was been being on the top of “Yandex” for several hours that day. Believe me, an ordinary man will not be able to remember winners of the 88th Academy Award except of Leonardo DiCaprio some years ago. He will not remember about “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Spotlight”. He will not remember about Brie Larson and, with great regret, about the greatest composer Ennio Morricone who took the award as “Best Original Score” for “The Hateful Eight”. People will remember about cult man of all time Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio only. At last, this small opus I want to end with his winner speech words.

Leonardo DiCaprio poses in the press room 

 “Climate change is real,” he said. “It is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat affecting our species. We need to work together and stop procrastinating.”

Thanks very much for your attention.

Sincerely yours, R.Z.

Take care of yourself.


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Today is the 18th of March. As if to confirm my words about world wide love, Leonardo DiCaprio, yesterday received the present from the people of Yakutia. It was the Oscar statuette`s copy cast in silver. He extended appreciation to them, mentioned about climate change again.

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