It’s time to polish your shoes and Febreeze your tuxedo: the Oscars are almost here. The 88th Academy Awards are set to air live on February 28. The official nominations won’t be announced until January 14, but it’s never too early to guess who will get nominated for their performances in a bunch of movies you haven’t seen! Here are the most likely 2016 Academy Award nominees for Best Actor.
Last year, Eddie Redmayne won the Oscar in this category for his stellar performance in The Theory of Everything. He may score back-to-back nominations after receiving rave reviews for his performance in 2015's The Danish Girl. Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated for Best Actor four times. Will his turn in The Revenant earn him another nom, and maybe even that win he's been waiting for? The young Ghanaian actor, Abraham Attah, has even received Oscar buzz for his performance of a child soldier alongside Idris Alba in Netflix's Beasts of No Nation. With no clear frontrunner, the race for nominations is wide open.
With Michael Fassbender portraying Steve Jobs (Steve Jobs) and Bryan Cranston playing screenwriter Donald Trumbo (Trumbo), actors portraying real-life figures prove to be as popular as ever. Other Best Actor frontrunners performing in films inspired by true events include Steve Carell (The Big Short), Will Smith (Concussion), and Johnny Depp (Black Mass).What actors do you think should be nominated for best actor at the Academy Awards? Make your voice heard. Vote up the men who you think were the best actors and deserve the 2016 Oscar nominations for Best Actor. Vote down any performance you think is overrated.