Leonardo Dicaprio wins a critics' choice award — is an Oscar finally next?

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He's one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood. He's been nominated for an Oscar four times, but never won. And he never received a nod for some of his most beloved work, like 1997's blockbuster hit Titanic or Catch Me if You CanHe’s possibly one of the most critically acclaimed actors to have never received the award. But Thursday night, Leonardo DiCaprio won the Critics' Choice Award for Best Actor in a Comedy for his work in The Wolf of Wall Street. And Earlier in the day on Thursday it was announced that DiCaprio, along with co-star Jonah Hill, are both up for Oscars in the 2014 race. And from his reaction to the nod, you could tell he was skeptical the Academy would recognize him at all:

“I am deeply humbled by this honor and even happier to share today with Marty, Jonah, Terry as well as this entire cast and crew. The Wolf of Wall Street has been a passion project of mine, and I found the role  to be one of the most challenging and rewarding of my career.   Congratulations to all of my fellow nominees and thank you to the Academy for this extraordinary recognition.”

Now that Leonardo has won not only the Critics' Choice Award but a Golden Globe award earlier this week, perhaps the odds for an Oscar are in his favor. The actor appears to be gaining some serious momentum this award season, and 

After all, third time's the charm? 

See a list of other winners in major categories from Thursday's Critics' Choice Awards below:

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Adele Exarchopoulos, Blue Is the Warmest Color

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Frozen

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Blue Is the Warmest Color

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Sandra Bullock, Gravity

BEST ACTION MOVIE
Lone Survivor

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Mark Wahlberg, Lone Survivor

BEST COMEDY
American Hustle

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Amy Adams, American Hustle


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