Here's Why Leonardo DiCaprio Didn't Attend The Oscars Despite His Movie Being Nominated

Leonardo DiCaprio skips Oscars despite "Killers of the Flower Moon" nominations, debunking 'snub' rumors.

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Leonardo DiCaprio's critically acclaimed movie, "Killers of the Flower Moon," received 10 nominations at the 96th Academy Awards. However, DiCaprio was not present at the event, leaving fans wondering about his absence. The historical drama, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring DiCaprio alongside Robert De Niro and Lily Gladstone, delved into the investigation of the Osage killings. The film was nominated for Best Picture, and many cinephiles eagerly awaited the outcome on the night of March 10.

DiCaprio, who has been a regular attendee at the Oscars with several nominations and a previous win for Best Actor in "The Revenant," was not present, leading many to speculate that he had been snubbed for not being nominated in the Best Actor category for his performance in "Killers of the Flower Moon." Fans expressed their disappointment on social media, stating that DiCaprio's performance was the best of the night and that he deserved a nomination.

However, Entertainment Tonight reported that DiCaprio's absence was due to a scheduling conflict. The actor was busy working on his upcoming project, a Paul Thomas Anderson film with the working title "BC Project," where he will be co-starring with Sean Penn and Regina Hall.

Although DiCaprio was not physically present to support "Killers of the Flower Moon" at the Oscars, he previously praised the film on Instagram, describing it as a "powerful film that combats the erasure of Native peoples, culture, and communities." He emphasized that it's a movie everyone should watch.

Despite the film's 10 nominations, "Killers of the Flower Moon" did not win any awards on Oscar night. This outcome suggests that even if DiCaprio had attended, he would not have received an award.