Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio were part of an Academy Award-winning film when they co-starred in 1997's "Titanic." Since then, the two have gone on to have very successful careers, and Winslet has taken home an Oscar for her acting. DiCaprio has been nominated several times but has never won one. His former co-star believes 2016 could finally be his year to win Best Actor.
"I think you can sort of feel it, and I think everybody wants it for him. It would be amazing," Winslet said. "I think it's going to be Leo's year."
Although Winslet said she thinks DiCaprio will win, she did note that her co-star from "Steve Jobs," Michael Fassbender, who is also up for Best Actor, had a great performance as well. She said she saw firsthand how hard he worked, and the decision was "difficult for her."
Winslet is nominated this year in the Best Supporting Actress category for "Steve Jobs." She has been nominated for Best Actress four times in her career, and she took home an Oscar in 2009 for her role as Hanna Schmitz in "The Reader."
DiCaprio has been nominated for an Academy Award five times. In 1993, he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," and he's been up for Best Actor for "The Aviator," "Blood Diamond" and "The Wolf of Wall Street." For "The Wolf of Wall Street," DiCaprio was also up for Best Picture, as he was one of the producers. Despite all of his nominations, he has never taken home an Oscar.
The Independent reported that during an interview on BBC's "Andrew Marr Show," DiCaprio hinted that he should've won an Academy Award for one of his past works. However, he noted that "it's beyond your control," while adding that he's really proud of the work that went into "The Revenant."
"The truth of the matter is that I've been in situations before where I've thought films or performances, either mine or others', should be either nominated more or adored by the public, or critics should revere it more," DiCaprio said.
DiCaprio is already sweeping awards season ahead of the 2016 Oscars. This month, DiCaprio won for Best Actor — Motion Picture Drama for "The Revenant" at the Golden Globes. He also walked away with the honor of Best Actor at the 2016 Critics' Choice Awards Sunday.
The 2016 Oscars airs Sunday, Feb. 28, on ABC.