There is a lot of speculation that Sunday will be the day Leonardo DiCaprio finally lands an Oscar. So, who did the 41-year-old bring as his date to the 88th Academy Awards? His mom, Irmelin Indenbirken!
Prior to the kickoff of the awards show, DiCaprio walked the red carpet and spoke to ABC’s Robin Roberts about the big night.
“We’re all nervous right now,” the actor said. However, he also added that he’s honored to be nominated.
“I just feel particularly proud of this film,” he told Roberts. “I think that [director Alejandro González Iñárritu] has achieved something that is quite transcendent cinematically, and I’m proud to be representing a movie like this.”
DiCaprio continued that he’s been in acting for almost 25 years and that he wouldn’t be where he is today without his parents.
“I grew up in East Los Angeles and my parents took me to auditions every day after school,” he revealed. “They listened to me. They listened to this kid who was overly ambitious and said he wanted to be an actor. And I always felt not part of the industry, but they sort of forced me in there because they listened to a young child’s dreams. I can never be more thankful.”
DiCaprio is nominated for Best Actor for his role as Hugh Glass in “The Revenant.” He’s nominated alongside Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”), Matt Damon (“The Martian”), Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs”) and Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”).