Help Leonardo DiCaprio finally win an Oscar

The actor is on a mission to win an Oscar in Leo's Red Carpet Rampage, a side-scrolling platformer you can play in your browser.

Anthony Domanico
CNET freelancer Anthony Domanico is passionate about all kinds of gadgets and apps. When not making words for the Internet, he can be found watching Star Wars or "Doctor Who" for like the zillionth time. His other car is a Tardis.
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Take Leonardo DiCaprio on a Red Carpet Rampage in this fun new side-scroller from UK entertainment company The Line.

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It's been a pretty good career for Leonardo DiCaprio.

The actor most prominently known for his roles in movies like "Titanic," "Inception" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" has won Golden Globes, BAFTAs and a slew of other awards throughout his career, but he's never managed to snag an Oscar.

Think you can help Leo get the Oscar he so desperately wants? The Line Animation -- a collective of 6 directors based in the UK -- released a side-scrolling browser game called Red Carpet Rampage that lets players control the award-seeking actor as he tries to sprint, jump and bash his way towards the illustrious Oscar award.

Players must rapidly (and, I mean incredibly quickly) tap the letters G and H on their keyboards to move DiCaprio across the screen, and tap the space bar to jump over the paparazzi and Lady Gagas trying to thwart his red carpet adventure.

After completing a running challenge, gamers must do bonus things like crawl to Leo's Lamborghini while high on quaaludes, teach him to "act harder," and manage to spot the one black nominee in the audience, all while rapidly mashing those few buttons on your keyboard.

The game is actually pretty challenging, making it almost impossible to successfully get Leo the Oscar he's seeking. Though, maybe you'll be more successful. I only made it to about stage 6.

Of all the people trying to get Leo an Oscar in Red Carpet Rampage, DiCaprio himself might actually have the best shot at success. The actor is nominated for the Oscar for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role" for his role as Hugh Glass in "The Revenant" at the 2016 Academy Awards show, which airs on at 4 p.m. PT on February 28 on ABC.

Will Leo finally break his dry spell in 2016, or is the actor going to need you to help him act harder? We'll find out in a few weeks. In the meantime, you can try to make it happen by having a Red Carpet Rampage in this highly-addictive browser game.