With The Revenant bagging a slew of awards at the BAFTAS and the Globes, 12-time Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio may finally win the Academy Award for Best Actor for his stellar performance. If you’re an ardent fan of the actor, take heart in the fact that his chances look great this year.
Although there is some debate on whether George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road is truly Oscar-worthy, the scales are tipped in favour of Miller as far as the experts are concerned. Although the film garnered both critical and commercial acclaim, it is only fair to mention that Miller faces stiff competition for the Best Director award.
Redmayne bagged the Oscar for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything last year and this year, his powerful performance in The Danish Girl puts him in a comfortable position to win the award for best actor for the second time in a row. After all, his portrayal of Lili Elbe was simply outstanding.
We told you that George Miller faces stiff competition for the Best Director award and it comes in the form of Alejandro González Iñárritu, who won the Oscar for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay last year for Birdman. With The Revenant garnering appreciation from all quarters, Iñárritu seems to be everyone’s favourite.
Stallone has only been nominated once before for the Oscars, way back in 1977, for Best Actor and Best Screenplay, which is why his nomination for Best Supporting Actor this year has taken many by surprise. That being said, his performance in Creed puts him ahead of Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight), Tom Hardy (The Revenant) and Christian Bale (The Big Short).
Written By : Shirley Mistry