Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio attend the Cinema Vanguard Award to Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio during the 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Jonah Hill, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Martin Scorsese in Tokyo to promote The Wolf of Wall Street. The trio rolled into the Tokyo Stock Exchange earlier today (January 29th, 2014) for a press conference. This marked the first time in history that the Tokyo Stock Exchange held a film press conference.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Martin Scorsese attend The Wolf of Wall Street premiere in Japan
After a study to determine producer credits, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joey McFarland and Emma Tillinger Koskoff are the four producers eligible for Oscar consideration on “Wolf of Wall Street.”
The Academy rules usually limit it to three producers. When Oscar nominations were announced Jan. 16, “Wolf” was listed as a best pic nominee with the note that the individual producers had yet to be determined.
In onscreen credits, there is a fifth producer, Riza Aziz, who is McFarland’s partner in Red Granite. The company issued a statement immediately following the Academy’s decision, saying, “We are thrilled that the Academy has recognized the invaluable contributions of Marty, Leo, Joey and Emma on behalf of ‘The Wolf of Wall Street.’ Riza Aziz and Red Granite remain honored to be part of the production team.”
Academy rules state that a film can have three or fewer producers, but the producers branch executive committee “has the right, in what it determines to be a rare and extraordinary circumstance, to name any additional qualified producer as a nominee.”
Oscars will be presented March 2 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and televised live on the ABC Television Network.
“We’re a different generation, but he goes in the same places that I want to go. He’s not afraid to go there. He’s not afraid to deal with that part of himself and that’s interesting. We have a different context, we grew up differently, but I think we speak the same language emotionally and psychologically. It’s very lucky.” - Martin Scorsese on Leo DiCaprio
"He encouraged all of us, all the actors to improvise, and re-improvise that improvisation and be free, and really push the boundaries every single day we were on set, I’m just thankful that Martin Scorsese is still this punk rock, still this vital at 71 years old. There’s no filmmakers left like this."- Leonardo DiCaprio on Marty Scorsese
Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese pose together during the Critics Choice Awards
Congratulations to The Wolf of Wall Street on its 5 Academy Award Nominations!!
Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese on the red carpet at the 71st annual Golden Globe awards, January 12th, 2014