A Different Kind of Hollywood Love StoryChristopher Polk/Getty Images
Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio may be the most famous couple that never was. Speculation about the nature of their relationship has been steady since their starring roles in 1997’s “Titanic,” although they’ve always assured fans they are just “good buddies.” This year, all eyes were on DiCaprio as he racked up awards for “The Revenant,” finally scoring an Oscar after six nominations. Winslet was there for it all, from the first hug to the final cry.
"I feel very strongly that it may possibly be Leo’s year. He is my closest friend in the world and I just couldn’t imagine not being there to support him. "- Kate Winslet on the 2016 Oscars
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Proving that friendship is stronger than gossip, the pair has been spotted together at Hollywood’s biggest events for the better part of two decades. They reunited on-screen in “Revolutionary Road” (2008), for which they both received multiple award nominations. When Winslet won a Golden Globe for the role, she gave an emotional acceptance speech: “Leo, I’m so happy I can stand here and tell you how much I love you, and how much I’ve loved you for 13 years.” The cameras cut to DiCaprio blowing her kisses. A few years later, they walked down the aisle together, as DiCaprio gave Winslet away at her wedding to Ned Rocknroll.
Both actors were nominated for awards at the Golden Globes in 2007, Winslet for Best Actress for “Little Children,” and DiCaprio for Best Actor for both “The Departed” and “Blood Diamond.” Neither won, but they didn’t skip the celebration.
Winslet and DiCaprio arrive at the European premiere of “Revolutionary Road” in London on Jan. 18, 2009.
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During the 2016 awards season, critics pointed to DiCaprio’s “Revenant” role as the performance that would, at last, win him an Academy Award. Winslet, who was nominated for an Oscar for her work in “Steve Jobs,” didn’t take home a trophy at the ceremony--but DiCaprio’s acceptance speech gave her reason to cheer.