Legend has it that every single night, Leonardo DiCaprio takes the stage in the miniature recreation of the Dolby Theater in his backyard and pretends to accept the Best Actor Oscar before he dives onto a pile of gold-painted models where he laughs and then cries while thinking about how he may never get his hands around his very own little gold man. Basically, DiCatchAHo wants that Oscar about as bad as all of us wanted him to shave that bear pussy off of his face. Well, next year may finally be Leonardo’s year and the production company behind his newest movie is trying to make his OSCUH wet dreams come true.
The Wrap (via Lainey) says that Leo’s newest Oscar bait The Revenant will get a giant awards season push from New Regency. The movie, which was directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, went way over budget and they’re spending more money on award show consultants, because they know that sometimes awards = MONAY.
One knowledgeable insider claimed that New Regency has hired “every awards consultant known to man” to strategize an Oscar campaign for “The Revenant” — evidence of the studio’s emphasis on awards prestige which have also been known to boost a film’s box office prospects.
The Revenant is coming out in limited-release in December so it can qualify for awards. And it looks like those awards consultants are already hard at work. No, they haven’t made Leo knock on the doors of academy voters and say, “Um, vote for me and I’ll suck yer dick.” They haven’t made him do that yet. But they are letting it be known how much he suffered for this role. In The Revenant, Leo plays a 19th century fur trapper who goes through some serious shit while out in the wild. Leo tells Yahoo that while making the movie, he slept in an animal’s dead body, almost froze to death and ate the raw organ of a bison.
I can name 30 or 40 sequences that were some of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do. Whether it’s going in and out of frozen rivers, or sleeping in animal carcasses, or what I ate on set. [I was] enduring freezing cold and possible hypothermia constantly.
I certainly don’t eat raw bison liver on a regular basis. When you see the movie, you’ll see my reaction to it, because Alejandro kept it in. It says it all. It was an instinctive reaction.
Leonardo’s going to have to bring it harder than that if he wants to go from Oscar bridesmaid to Oscar bride. So, he slept in a carcass and ate raw animal organs. BIG DEAL! Famous types have done all that and more on Bear Grylls’ show. Hopefully in future interviews to push this movie, he’ll really convince us that he endured a lot by telling us that he only left the set ONCE to fly to the Mediterranean to frolic on a yacht with a bunch of naked models. Now that is real suffering!