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OSCARS 2016!!! 2016 Academy Award Nominations For Best Actor In a Leading Role

The 88th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2015 and will take place on February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California at 5:30 p.m. PST / 8:30 p.m. EST. The list of nominees has published on 14/01/2016. Here is the list of nominations in the category of Best Actor In a Leading Role.

Source: http://oscar.go.com/nominees/

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Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston

Movie – Trumbo

Bryan Cranston portrays Dalton Trumbo, a successful Hollywood screenwriter who struggles to survive professionally after being blacklisted in the late 1940s. This is the first Academy Award nomination for Bryan Cranston.

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Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne

Movie– The Danish Girl

As Lili, Eddie Redmayne portrays an artist torn by the societal norms and restrictions of the early 20th century while trying to transition from male to female.This is the second Academy Award nomination for Eddie Redmayne. He was previously nominated for:

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (2014)
Winner, Actor in a Leading Role

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Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

Movie– The Revenant

Leonardo DiCaprio portrays Hugh Glass, a 19th-century American frontiersman who is left for dead by his comrades after being mauled by a bear during a winter expedition.
This is the sixth Academy Award nomination for Leonardo DiCaprio. He was previously nominated for:

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (2013)
Nominee, Actor in a Leading Role

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (2013)
Nominee, Best Picture

BLOOD DIAMOND (2006)
Nominee, Actor in a Leading Role

THE AVIATOR (2004)
Nominee, Actor in a Leading Role

WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE (1993)
Nominee, Actor in a Supporting Role

4

Matt Damon

Matt Damon

Movie– The Martian

Matt Damon plays Mark Watney, an astronaut stranded on Mars who must engineer the means to survive the planet's harsh environment long enough to be rescued.
This is the fourth Academy Award nomination for Matt Damon. He was previously nominated for:

INVICTUS (2009)
Nominee, Actor in a Supporting Role

GOOD WILL HUNTING (1997)
Nominee, Actor in a Leading Role

GOOD WILL HUNTING (1997)
Winner, Writing (Original)

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Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender

Movie– Steve Jobs

Michael Fassbender plays Steve Jobs, a technology innovator whose personal relationships are marred by discord while his career is filled with both groundbreaking achievements and shattering losses.
This is the second Academy Award nomination for Michael Fassbender. He was previously nominated for:

12 YEARS A SLAVE (2013)
Nominee, Actor in a Supporting Role