'The Revenant' news: Leonardo DiCaprio could finally bag that elusive Oscar


Could the “most difficult film” that Leonardo DiCaprio said he ever did bag him an Oscar?

Following his five previous nominations from the said prestigious award-giving body, DiCaprio is yet again foreseen to get nominations in the Oscars for his role in his upcoming movie, “The Revenant.” 

“The Revenant” is a movie based on the biography of Hugh Glass, an American western fur-trapper who became known after his successful defeat of the grizzly bear that attacked him. But, he did not save his life without a cost, for Glass suffered eaten-up shoulders, and scratches and wounds in the face, scalp and other parts of his body. 

However, what makes the life of Glass even more interesting is the betrayal and revenge that he sought from the men who left him for dead while he was under attack.

According to DiCaprio, what made this movie his “most difficult film” is the extreme conditions under which the scenes were taken. In the trailer of the movie, the snow is the most prevalent background as they shot the film in temperatures up to under 30 degrees. “The Revenant” director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu shared that some single scenes were taken a few times because of the condition that they were in. 

Meanwhile, in the early screening of the movie held at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, some award voters who comprise the audience were said to have been gored out at the extent of details that the movie provides regarding the bear attack of Glass and his revenge to his party men. 

Inarratu’s upcoming film is expected to bag awards similar to his first award-laden movie, “Birdman.”

“The Revenant,” which also features Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter, and Lukas Hass, will have a limited release on Dec. 25 and will be shown in theaters on Jan. 8, 2016.