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List Rules Only actors who were nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2016.

The 88th Academy Awards will air live on February 28, 2016. The Oscars are considered the most prestigious of all the awards shows and often the debate among who should win, or even be nominated, stirs up a lot of controversy. Here are the nominees for the 2016 Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Among the five Oscar nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role, only Eddie Redmayne has won an Academy Award for acting. That was just last year for his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. You may remember a young Matt Damon taking home an Oscar for screenwriting in 1998 for Good Will Hunting. The actor also has two other previous nominations for Best Actor.

Although Bryan Cranston has a shelf full of awards for his role as a high school chemistry teacher turned meth dealer on TV's Breaking Bad, this is the actor’s first Academy Award nomination. Michael Fassbender has one other Oscar nomination for 12 Years a Slave.

Which brings us to Leonardo DiCaprio, who is currently the odds on favorite to finally take home an Academy Award, after four previous acting nominations. DiCaprio won the Golden Globe for Best Actor this year, and although that doesn’t guarantee anything, it certainly improves his chances with the Academy.

However, nothing is certain until the ballot is opened on February 28. Make your voice heard and vote up the actors you think will win the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
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Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Vote: Your Oscar Picks for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Leonardo DiCaprio age 43 - Nominated for his role as Hugh Glass in The Revenant.

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Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Vote: Your Oscar Picks for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Matt Damon age 47 - Nominated for his role as Mark Watney in The Martian.

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Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Vote: Your Oscar Picks for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Michael Fassbender age 40 - Nominated for his role as Steve Jobs in Steve Jobs.

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Bryan Cranston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Vote: Your Oscar Picks for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Bryan Cranston age 61 - Nominated for his role as Dalton Trumbo in Trumbo.

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Eddie Redmayne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Vote: Your Oscar Picks for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Eddie Redmayne age 35 - Nominated for his role as Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl.