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Leonardo DiCaprio on campaigning for Oscars

Behind the scenes of the Academy is furious campaigning to influence the outcome of the awards. Tom Brook asks nominee Leonardo DiCaprio about what goes on.

The actor is up against some formidable competition for the best actor Oscar. The Academy Awards now resemble a political race with highly-strategised and well-funded campaigns.

Does this make Leonardo DiCaprio uncomfortable? “I think everyone is going to campaign for their work to a certain degree,” he tells Tom Brook. Almost every Oscar-nominated actor nowadays gets caught up in the process of trying to win the votes of Academy members but according to DiCaprio: “I really don’t think it can change anyone’s mind.”

Tom Brook sits down with the actor to discuss the machinations that go on behind the scenes of the Academy Awards and  DiCaprio’s latest picture, The Wolf of Wall Street.

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