Golden Globes: Leonardo DiCaprio of 'Wolf' wins Comedy Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio has won the 2014 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical for his role in "The Wolf of Wall Street," marking his second win and 10th nomination.
The winners were announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Jan. 12. DiCaprio beat nominees Bruce Dern of "Nebraska," Oscar Isaac of "Inside Llewlyn Davis," Christian Bale of "American Hustle" and Joaquin Phoenix of "Her."
"The Wolf of Wall Street" was directed by Martin Scorsese and marks his fifth collaboration with DiCaprio. The movie is based on a true story and was also nominated for Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical. DiCaprio plays party-loving stockbroker Jordan Belfort, who was convicted of federal fraud crimes. The movie showcases the rise and fall of his career. Matthew McConaughey portrays his boss and mentor and Margot Robbie plays Belfort's love interest, Naomi.
Jonah Hill portrays his business partner and Jon Bernthal of "Mob City" and "The Walking Dead" fame stars as one his associates. Kyle Chandler plays an FBI agent and Oscar-winning actor Jean Dujardin of "The Artist" fame plays a shady Swiss banker.
This marked DiCaprio's 10th Golden Globe nomination. Prior to this year, had won one -- for "The Aviator," in 200. He has been nominated in the past for parts in movies such as "Titanic," "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," "J. Edgar" and "Django Unchained." He has also received Oscar nods for his roles in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," "The Aviator" and "Blood Diamond."
"The Wolf of Wall Street" was also nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical.