Could Leonardo DiCaprio finally win coveted Oscar?
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Could this finally be Leonardo DiCaprio's year? Twenty years after his first Oscar nomination, the 39-year-old actor is hoping that he may at last win one of Hollywood's most prized statuettes come Sunday night.
Matthew McConaughey has long been the frontrunner for the best actor Oscar for his turn in Dallas Buyers Club - but DiCaprio is increasingly cited as a possible come-from-behind winner.
Critics have lavished praise on the actor for his portrayal of financial crook Jordan Belfort in Martin Scorsese's The Wolf Of Wall Street, fuelling speculation that Oscar voters could finally give him the Academy Award.
DiCaprio portrays the debauched and drug-fuelled New York trader from his early days through his relentless rise to the top of Wall Street in the 1990s, and then his disgrace at the hands of FBI investigators.