Anticipating the movie awards season

If you're anything like me you'll find that there's nothing better than curling up on the sofa with a good film. And 2015 has proven to be a great year for the movies and many people are already putting together their best-of lists and placing their bets upon who will win those highly-coveted movie awards.

The Golden Globes recently unveiled their nominations and as they're a good indication of who could win an Oscar, it's been interesting to see who's made the shortlist. There are quite a few films on the list that I haven't seen yet, but there's one name on the list that I'm sure that everyone will be rooting for – Leonardo DiCaprio!

I'm sure that I'm not the only female who fell for Leo thanks to his amazing performance opposite Kate Winslet in Titanic. And although his looks might have altered somewhat, he still shows some serious on-screen magnetism.

But unbelievably, the movie star has never won an Oscar. Despite receiving Academy Award nominations for his work both behind and in front of the camera for films such as What's Eating Gilbert Grape, The Aviator, Blood Diamond and The Wolf Of Wall Street, it seems that Oscar success has eluded poor Leo.

However, that could all be changing with many critics stating that his performance in this year's The Revenant could be the one to boost Leonardo DiCaprio's odds on winning an Oscar. Sites such as Betway often show the betting form for lots of popular cultural events such as the Academy Awards alongside traditional sporting events, and it will be interesting to see whether some of my other favourite movie heart-throbs will also be making the short-list.

One film that really grabbed me in 2015 was The Martian. I found Matt Damon's performance as an astronaut stranded on Mars truly inspirational and moving, and so I was really glad to see that the hunk had made the Golden Globe shortlist – despite it weirdly being nominated for best comedy or musical!

Other eye candy that did well in the nominations included everybody's favourite gruffly-spoken actor Tom Hardy who helped the film Mad Max: Fury Road receive a place on the best film shortlist. This film really kept me on the edge of my seat as it was pretty much a two-hour solid chase scene across a post-apocalyptic desert that suited the monosyllabic Hardy perfectly!

But although it's still some time before the Oscar nominations are announced, I'm sure I won't be the only one betting on Leonardo's long-awaited success at this iconic award ceremony.
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