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DiCaprio: I'm living the dream

Leonardo DiCaprio still feels lucky to work with Martin Scorsese, who he praises as having "his finger on the pulse".

The 39-year-old was nominated for this year's best actor BAFTA for his role as Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street, directed by Martin.

He lost out to British star Chiwetel Ejiofor at last night's ceremony, but didn't let it get him down as he praised Martin and the work they've done together.

"I was lucky enough to do one movie with Martin Scorsese and the fact that it’s been five now is kind of beyond my wildest dreams," Leonardo told British newspaper Metro.

"He influenced a whole range of actors in my age range. He really has his finger on the pulse of our culture. He puts characters up on screen without judgement. I have learned so much about the film making process and what it is to be an actor on this long journey."

Once the award proceedings were over last night, stars flocked to the numerous BAFTA after-parties that took place in London.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt made an entrance at the Entertainment One BAFTAs After Party wearing matching his-and-hers tuxedos.

They were joined by Brad's 12 Years a Slave co-star Lupita Nyong'o, as well as the film's director Steve McQueen at the London Edition Hotel.

Singer Tinie Tempah also joined the group in a booth at the party.

Cate Blanchett, who took home the gong for best actress for her role in Blue Jasmine, headed to The Grosvenor House Hotel for the official EE BAFTA Awards after-party.

Steve Coogan, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dame Helen Mirren and Emma Thompson were among the famous faces enjoying the bash.

Lily Allen was also there, but ditched the dramatic pink hairpiece she was pictured wearing earlier in the evening.

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