And it meant nothing beyond the fact that GG voters liked him, a fact demonstrated with his 2nd and now his 3rd award.
The Aviator was in the game for best picture, though. Before "Million Dollar Baby" came out, it was the front-runner. I think the combo of Leo and Martin Scorsese, plus Old Hollywood Glamour, made the Globes choose it. I don't think that it was just them, however. A lot of people thought it had a shot at both Pic and Actor, though Jamie Foxx was the man of the moment coming soon after Ray Charles' death. I still think DiCaprio's best shot at Oscar was "What's Eating Gilbert Grape," which was a heavily competitive year. But this year, he'll likely win because of the combo of popularity and the supposed hardship of making "The Revenant." Best Picture is less secure, I think we agree on that. It could be a compromise vote. The difficult topics of "Spotlight" (an investigation of the Catholic Church scandal) and "The Big Short" (a group of guys profiting off the crash of '07) may be off-putting enough to make "The Revenant" seem appealing. Although, that could also help "Mad Max: Fury Road," except that that's a really un-traditional choice.