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In China, no 'Revenant,' but mad Oscar buzz for Leonardo DiCaprio

In China, no 'Revenant,' but mad Oscar buzz for Leonardo DiCaprio

In recent years, Leonardo DiCaprio hasn’t been making the kind of films Chinese censors are very keen on. With its full-frontal nudity, expletive-riddled script, flagrant drug use, graphic sex and general debauchery, “The Wolf of Wall Street” never had a chance with the Communist Party’s conservative gatekeepers. Ditto for “The Revenant,” with its gore, violence and sexual assault.

But don’t fret, Leo, China hasn’t forgotten you. In fact, the entire country seems to be rooting for you to finally take home Oscar gold come Feb. 28.

While the #OscarsSoWhite controversy has dominated the awards season conversation stateside and...

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