The Homeland actress spoke with Entertainment Tonight during the SAG Awards about DiCaprio’s chances, and she thinks a win has been a long time coming. “He’s been a genius for decades and he’s not very old,” she said. “He’s such an exquisite actor and we’ve all adored him. He’s been underappreciated in that kind of formal, blingy sense.”
DiCaprio, 41, costarred with Danes in 1996’s Romeo + Juliet, which was nominated by the Academy for Best Art Direction, Set Decoration. Though DiCaprio wasn’t nominated for an Oscar for that performance, he’s earned six other nominations, including Best Actor for The Revenant.
On Satuday night, DiCaprio won his first SAG Award for his role in the Alejandro González Iñárritu film. “I’m truly humbled by this because it comes from all of you, my fellow actors,” he said during his acceptance speech. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”