Video: Watch Leonardo DiCaprio call Kate Winslet 'my homegirl'


Fans and celebrities alike have been championing Leonardo DiCaprio's cause, calling for the actor to finally be presented with an Oscar this year, having lost out on five previous nominations. His main "groupie" and number one supporter seems to be his Titanic co-star Kate Winslet, who has openly said that she thinks 2016 is "Leo's year".


The English Rose may well be right. Leonardo, star of The Revenant, continued his winning streak on Sunday night as he was awarded the BAFTA for Best Actor; last month he picked up the Golden Globe and SAG Award.

When asked at the BAFTA winners press conference how he felt about Kate being his "main groupie", Leonardo chuckled, saying, "My main groupie?"



Leonardo DiCaprio referred to Kate Winslet as his "homegirl"

"No, it feels amazing, honestly," he said. "I have a true love for cinema, I have ever since I was a young teenager. I grew up in this industry, ironically I felt very detached from it even though I lived in East Los Angeles. I always felt like it was this distant thing that I couldn't touch.

"So to have worked in this industry since I was 13 years old, having done 20-something odd movies, and to be here now, really feels amazing. It feels fantastic."

"And Kate? Kate is my homegirl," he added to a room full of laughter.


Kate has openly said that she thinks 2016 is "Leo's year"

Leonardo and his former co-star were reunited at the awards, where Kate picked up the Best Supporting Actress BAFTA for her performance in Steve Jobs. The pair were pictured proudly clutching onto their accolades and chatting onstage at the Royal Opera House.

Leonardo, 41, who said he was "shocked, amazed and honoured" to receive the BAFTA, was also asked how he felt, knowing that the Oscar is within reach.


"It feels amazing, honestly," said Leonardo, who was crowned Best Actor

A humble Leo replied: "My answer to that is, this is one thing that is absolutely beyond my control. We did the work, we put our heart and soul into this movie, I can't say we didn't put everything on the table, creatively as an entire team, so it's up to the world now and voters to decide all of those things, but I'm really happy to be part of a film like this."

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