Saturday, February 6, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio's Russian Fans Are Melting Down Their Gold to Make Him an Oscar

At this stage in awards season, it seems almost certain that Leonardo DiCaprio will win his first Oscar this February 28. If there is a God, we imagine that even He has ticked off DiCaprio’s name on his Oscar pool in pen. But what if we are all wrong and the Screen Actors Guild, the Hollywood.
Foreign Press Association, and every other award-giving entity who celebrated The Revenant star are no indication of who will claim the little gold man this month. What would we, as a Leo-loving nation, do if someone else’s name is called? Channel our disappointment into some Poor Leo Internet meme again?
Well, DiCaprio’s fans in Siberia have prepared for this unlikely outcome while simultaneously proving themselves to be the most devoted Leo fans on planet Earth. Metro reports that the actor’s female admirers in Russia’s Far East are donating their silver and gold valuables to an “Oscar for Leo” campaign, which will melt down the jewelry and sculpt it into the exact shape of an Oscar statuette.
Er, well, the silver and gold will be converted into the approximate shape of an Oscar statuette, plus a few upgrades. So, instead of the traditional little gold man holding a sword, this little silver man will be holding “a golden ‘choron’—a traditional three-legged Yakut goblet.” Another difference—the Siberian Oscar’s head will be looking upward rather than down.
“We have just started fundraising for the statue,” a teacher from the Arctic State Institute of Culture and Arts, Tatiana Egorova, told Russian news channel RIA Novosti (via RT.com).

According to early calculations, it will cost 100,000 rubles (about $1,300) to build a 12-inch statue—although the size will vary depending on the number of donations. Egorova also explained that many of the women donated part of their valuables so that they could keep the other part—like separating a pair of earrings—and feel closer to the actor.
“Like one half will be with Leonardo DiCaprio and one half with them,” she said. “To be somehow connected with the actor.”
So far about 100 people have donated their valuables. The campaign’s organizer has expressed, according to The Metro, “It might not be a real Oscar, it was just as valid a prize for Leo’s efforts in The Revenant.” While some cynics might debate that statement, we are certain that the eco-activist actor would appreciate the effort. Here’s to you, Leo.

53 comments:

Charles Okafor said...

Hmmm. OK o













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Ngene Olivia said...

Cool











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Olumide David said...

The guy deserves the award! The Revenant is just another sensational movie.

Wilheminna Moses said...

Awwww! That's so nice

Vivian Reginalds said...

He must win o
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Adebayo Charles #Arsenalfcshareholder said...

I wish him all the best
But some fans are funny...some of them will drink the garri

seyi okusanwo said...

Nice one

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Lol so nice of them, but I see him wining this time.


. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Ikenna Ikoku said...

Linda u no dey sleep!

acid man(linda's husband) said...

Oji ogwu

I-cee Onwumeh said...

Leo deserves an Oscar, its sad to think that George Clooney has one while Leonardo who is no doubt one of the greatest actors of our time has none.

Uju Zita said...

he is past due for an oscar, he will definitely get one this year. Don't mind adding a gold ring to get him one...Lol

LINDA MY LINDA

YOUNGBUHARI said...

Lol. These are die hard fans. Its Extreme!

chioma jacinta said...

K. * it's well*

Adejoke fasasi said...

Good


#Hajia Mufliat

uche ekwulugo said...

Very nice. Even me self go donate my own join. Leo na my manchi




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ProudlyDeltan15 said...

Na them sabi.....his acting in the Revenant was wonderful but the movie itself I thought it could have ended better and also a better storyline.....ProudlyDeltan

Nwaka Uche said...

Valentineboy
aka Lindaikeji's son
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.God is watchin
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My birthday is on feb14
linda take note!

kene2chukwu said...

hmmmm

theresa urateh said...

Such true fans indeed

PETER IFEANYICHUKWU said...

Fine actor

Owakah I said...

NICE

Uche Anaekwe said...

Seriously don't know why he hasn't won an Oscar yet!!! Whatever their criteria for judging is it is clearly poor

owakah (A.K.A. Innosometin) said...

good 4 him

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Very thoughtful of them

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Very thoughtful of them

anita gold said...

Hmm!

anita gold said...

Hmm!

Freda Odigie said...

I pray he wins too

Jamila Shaibu said...

Ok seen...I wish him well

Stella Selorm Martins said...

This guy deserve an Oscar just from titanic alone sef

Bridget Abanum said...

Definitely he deserves an Oscar!!! % Linda Your Greatest Fan %

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Such loyalty!


...merited happiness

Nenyechi said...

They should calm down,y hurry

Juliet Iwuno said...

Dem no get work. Linda take note!

Ogenah Boris said...

I think Leo deserves an Oscar come February 28

Linda's daughter aka Nwa Linda said...

Please dude deserves it

Posh Queen said...

His fans are loyal

Pidgin Mistress said...

Nice doh☺

Anon said...

Lol Oscars...U got ur hands tied this time

Ikemefuna Kingsley said...

Please how can I make my own donation

Leonardo DiCaprio deserves it!



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Luciana Chinda said...

Good

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

The guy deserves to win. Have watched the movie review and was awed by his performance..

Rapuluchukwuifenineadigomma kingsley Wenceslaus said...

He deserve to win this time

Juliet Dim said...

You can never tell... Next pls

Di Mateo Xavie said...

Nice show of solidarity

Ele Blessing said...

With all dis preparations he might end up not winning...who knows

adefila bamidele said...

consolation tinz, fear of d unknown

JENNY IKEJI said...

Good one some fans are the real vip.

KWEEN said...

I praaaaaaaaaaay he wins. He deserves it. It won't be fair if he loses out again.

Emeka David Agom said...

i dey laugh we go see

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