Every year there’s a category which becomes almost ridiculously easy to call, and this year it falls to the leading actor race. Though all five nominees have put in terrific performances, one is standing out this awards season and whether it be a lifetime achievement vote, a sympathy vote or a genuine unbiased determination of this year’s best performances, it looks like Leo’s year could be on the cards.
However, this is a year where our leading actor nominees have been unfairly embroiled in the #OscarsSoWhite debacle following the omission of Will Smith. Instead our nominated performances include a technological innovator, a transgender artist, an astronaut, a blacklisted communist writer and bear attack survivor. Not too shabby is it?
Click through the pages for more information on each nominee, and vote for your favourite below.