Wearing a dark suit and polka-dot tie, the actor signed autographs and spoke with reporters as he made his way down the red carpet at the screening in London’s Leicester Square on Thursday.
On Thursday morning, The Revenant mauled its award-season competition, scoring 12 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for DiCaprio and Best Supporting Actor for his costar Tom Hardy.
The film, which has already bagged three Golden Globes, was the most nominated movie this year, followed by Mad Max: Fury Road with 10. The Martian came in third with seven nominations, and Spotlight, Carol and Bridge of Spies followed with six.
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The Revenant, based on a true story, follows Hugh Glass (DiCaprio), a 19th-century fur trapper who is brutally attacked by a grizzly bear, forced to witness his son’s murder and then left for dead in the wilderness by his companions.
DiCaprio is considered by many critics to be a frontrunner for Best Actor, an award he’s been nominated for four times but has never taken home. His competition this year includes Bryan Cranston for Trumbo, Eddie Redmayne for The Danish Girl, Matt Damon for The Martian and Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs.
The Oscars telecast airs live on Feb. 28 on ABC, and The Revenant opens in U.K. theaters Friday.