• Share
  • Tweet
  • Share

This isn't the first time Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated for an Oscar.

Hopefully, he'll finally go home with a best actor statuette this year for this work in The Revenant.

"It does feel great especially when you worked on something for this long a period of time," the actor said earlier today at the London premiere of the gritty saga. "This was, I keep saying to people, this was almost like going on a grand voyage together with a crew. It was unlike any other filmmaking experience I've had and to have so many different departments recognized the way they were, especially my friend Tom Hardy, my make-up artist that I've worked with for—what is it?—almost 23 years now, to see all their efforts and work connecting with the Academy and our community, it does feel great.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Golden Globe Awards, Winners

Paul Drinkwater/NBC

"You know, it's not often that films like this even get made, but the fact that it's gotten recognized means we're going to get to do more like it, so that's encouraging," he said.

The Revenant is leading the Oscar race with 12 nominations, including best picture, Hardy for supporting actor and Alejandro Iñárritu for best director.

The movie won the Golden Globe for best picture in the drama category on Sunday. DiCaprio and Iñárritu also won.

The Oscars are handed out on Sunday, Feb. 28, at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC at 7 p.m. ET. Chris Rock is set to host for the second time.