Lily Gladstone upset by Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscars snub

Lily Gladstone wants to share her Oscar nomination with her 'Killers of the Flower Moon' co-star Leonardo DiCaprio.



Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese and Lily Gladstone cover Variety
Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese and Lily Gladstone cover Variety

Lily Gladstone wants to share her Oscar nomination with Leonardo DiCaprio.

The 37-year-old actress has become the first indigenous woman to be nominated for Best Actress at the upcoming 96th Academy Awards and though she's happy to be shortlisted, she is very "upset" that her 'Killers of the Flower Moon' co-star failed to be recognised too.

She told Variety: "[My parents] were [furious].

"He was the first to text me congratulations, with popping confetti. I told him how upset we all were.

"My nomination is equal parts his. I would not have been able to do what I did without his generosity as an actor and as a human being.”

And director Martin Scorsese believes his long-time collaborator's performance will stand the test of time, even without any awards recognition.

He added: "He went so far into the complexities and contradictions of a man who was so weak, so malleable, who did such unspeakable things, but who also truly loved his wife. Leo fearlessly created a true Everyman … an Everyman that people just don’t want to acknowledge. So that will endure.”

Meanwhile, Lily revealed her dad predicted the 81-year-old filmmaker would one day make an "epic" movie about Native Americans.

She said: "I would say the most glowing reception that I’ve seen is from the Native cinephiles. There’s a lot of Natives whose favorite filmmaker is Scorsese, my dad included.

"My introduction to Marty as a filmmaker was because of Robbie Robertson. [When I was a kid], my dad and I would drive around the rez listening to Red Road Ensemble. It sounded like what it felt like to grow up where I lived.

"He told me Robbie was an actual rock star from this band called the Band, and Martin Scorsese used to come over to his house and watch movies with him in the basement. I was 10. I had no idea what the hell he was talking about.

"He told me Marty did this movie 'Casino', so I watched the first few minutes and got scared and turned it off.

"I reminded my dad recently of what he said back then. Of course he doesn’t remember saying it, but it was burned into my head. He said, 'One day, Martin Scorsese is going to make his Indian movie.' And he said it would be epic. My dad just knew. "

On hearing her story in the joint interview, both Martin and Leonardo simply said: "Wow."

Read the full interview at

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