Leonardo DiCaprio Is the Reason This Star Will Attend the Oscars

"He is my closest friend in the world."

ByALEXA VALIENTE
February 10, 2016, 3:28 PM

— -- Kate Winslet said she will be at the Oscars this year because she hopes to see her "closest friend" Leonardo DiCaprio finally win.

Winslet and DiCaprio, who is nominated for his role in "The Revenant," appeared together in the 1997 movie "Titanic." Although he's been nominated for an Oscar six times, DiCaprio has never won.

Winslet, who was nominated for her role in "Steve Jobs," said she would attend the awards show despite the lack of the lack of diversity in this year's nominees.

"To be honest with you, it has been such an extraordinary year for women. I'd feel like I was letting my side down if I didn't go," Winslet told the BBC at the launch of her latest film "Triple 9." "And also I feel very strongly that it may possibly be Leo's year. And he is my closest friend in the world and I just couldn't imagine not being there to support him. And I think those are reasons enough really to show my face."

Will Smith, his wife Jada Pinkett Smith and director Spike Lee have all said they would boycott the Oscars this year.

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