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  • Welcome to Beyond The Trailer’s coverage of the 2016 Academy Awards, giving you an

  • in-depth look at the top categories. Today, Best Actor - or as we seem to be calling it

  • this year, The Leonardo DiCaprio Award! Yes, while this year’s Oscars has sparked quite

  • the debate regarding diversity, it seems everyone can at least agree that this is finally Leo’s

  • year. Do you agree? You can voice your opinion in Beyond The Trailer’s annual Oscar poll!

  • There’s a link in the video description, and right now let’s take a look at DiCaprio

  • and his bridesmaids

  • Bryan Cranston - Trumbo

  • There are few actors who have squandered their fan bases quite like Bryan Cranston. White

  • hot after playing Walter White, he followed up that legendary award winning run with a

  • bate and switch role in Godzilla, voicing Po’s father in Kung Fu Panda 3 aaaand Trumbo.

  • Trumbo is actually a nifty little film that’s much more than theTV movieit appeared

  • to be in the trailers - and while critics didn’t seem to appreciate it, thankfully

  • newbie distributor Bleecker Street Films did a better job with one of their very first

  • awards campaigns than Open Road did with Nightcrawler last year. Trumbo took off like a rocket after

  • it rocked the SAG nominations, but with the Golden Globes and then the Oscars its nominations

  • got whittled down to just one for Cranston. And to top it all off, it has yet to actually

  • win anything. Yes, it would seem that Cranston - who’s been working since the 1980s - is

  • not having a JK Simmons moment. Come to think of it, I bet Simmons and Cranston find themselves

  • in competition for the same roles a lot these days - and are even BOTH in Kung Fu Panda

  • 3. Hmm, seems Oscar WIN and ICONIC TV CHARACTER balance each other out

  • Matt Damon - The Martian

  • If anyone’s going to snag Leo’s Oscar, it’s THIS guy! Lucky for Leo though, Matt

  • Damon’s already got an Oscar for co-writing Good Will Hunting, so the odds are still in

  • DiCaprio’s favor. Interestingly enough, The Martian and The Revenant aren’t actually

  • that far off from one another, with both actors portraying men stranded in unforgiving yet

  • majestic environments. Plus both have to solely command the attention of the audience for

  • long periods of time, so to anyone else who wants an Oscar, I hope youre taking notes!

  • Damon’s role is more optimistic - which is why he won Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical

  • at the Golden Globes - while DiCaprio’s role is more tragic - which is why he won

  • Best Actor in a Drama at the Golden Globes. But the Oscars only gives out one Best Actor

  • award, and one guess as to which they gravitate towards more - optimism or tragedy. But while

  • it’s unlikely Damon will win, that he’s such a tough challenger for DiCaprio only

  • proves he’s still one of the biggest stars in Hollywood - almost twenty years after he

  • burst onto the sceneat the Oscars!

  • Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant

  • Now if you think twenty years is a long time, that’s nothinto DiCaprio. While he got

  • his big break on Growing Pains, he got his first Oscar nomination just shortly afterwards

  • in 1994 for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape at just twenty years old. And while DiCaprio

  • initially seemed to be embarked on a impressive artsy career with The Basketball Diaries,

  • Romeo & Juliet and Marvin’s Room, he indadvertedly became a heartthrob movie star with James

  • Cameron’s Titanic - a film which got a slew of Oscars nominations and wins, yet Leo was

  • totally shut out. And thus began DiCaprio’s love-hate relationship with The Academy. See,

  • despite collaborations with Danny Boyle, Martin Scorsese, Sam Mendes, Clint Eastwood and Quentin

  • Tarantino, DiCaprio could not win a freakinOscar despite his box office success - or

  • perhaps because of it. Sometimes The Academy likes to see big stars humbled, and with The

  • Revenant DiCaprio might have finally sacrificed enough - yes, The Revenant’s awards campaign

  • is largely composed of sharing horror stories from the set. But DiCaprio is said to have

  • campaigned particularly hard this year and - in a year when moviegoers have little interest

  • in the nominees - the only reason for many people to tune in is to see fan-favorite DiCaprio

  • finally accept his Oscar

  • Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs

  • Ah-ha! This nomination is sweet revenge for Fassbender who was, like, Sony’s EIGHTH

  • choice for this role. Not to mention that when Sony was hacked, an email leaked where

  • screenwriter Aaron Sorkin wondered if Fassbender was capable of putting butts in the seats.

  • Although, Sorkin likely feels that any actor starring in one of his films is guaranteed

  • an Oscar nomination, and the fact that Fassbender isn’t really a genuine contender to win

  • only further proves his initial reservations - and Sorkin might be right about that. But

  • in Fassbender’s defense, Steve Jobs has been a bit of a disappointment all around,

  • and certainly not worth all the real life drama it caused between Sony’s Amy Pascal

  • and producer Scott Rudin. The Social Network, it is not. But Fassbender should just be grateful

  • to have landed the nomination - his Macbeth was totally ignored - as this is his second

  • one, and establishes him as the type of actor thatgets nominated”, which will certainly

  • help him continue to get more prestige work. And with all his blockbuster work like X-Men,

  • Alien and Assassin’s Creed, odds are hell end up pulling a Peter O’Toole, winning

  • an Honorary Oscar when he’s in HIS seventies. Which would be pretty ironic considering his

  • David is modeled after O’Toole’s iconic Lawrence of Arabia

  • Eddie Redmayne - The Danish Girl

  • Well it’s a good thing Redmayne won last year, because his chances this year are ZERO.

  • See, last year rumor was that Michael Keaton would win Best Actor for Birdman because the

  • industry was already buzzing about Redmayne’s performance in The Danish Girl which had just

  • begun filming. Everyone felt Redmayne was sure to win in 2016 so let Keaton win in 2015

  • - until he didn’t. And again, Redmayne is very lucky that’s the way it went down because

  • The Danish Girl suffered an unforeseen turn of events. First, instead of leading the transgender

  • movement it suddenly found itself lagging behind, as REAL transgendered individuals

  • stepped into the spotlight. In fact, The Danish Girl came under heavy criticism for not casting

  • a transgender actress in the lead role. But is that the lead role? When The Danish Girl

  • began screening at film festivals - i.e. the road to the Oscars - many felt it was really

  • Alicia Vikander’s movie. And in keeping with that initial reaction, Vikander is this

  • movie’s best bet for an Oscar win. Yes, like Carol, this film was supposed to be very

  • forward thinking. But while Carol ended up just coming across as antiquated, The Danish

  • Girl has come across as being out of touch - not a good look for Oscar.

  • And those are the 2016 nominees for Best Actor! Do you agree that Leo has it in the bag? Be

  • sure to leave your comments down below, as well as vote in Beyond The Trailer’s annual

  • Oscar poll via the link in the video description. I’m Grace Randolph, and I hope youll

  • check out the rest of BTT’s Oscar coverage - right now!

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