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Oscar Predictions 2016: Who Will Win Best Actor?

The 2016 Oscars are almost here, which means it's time to firm up those predictions and get your ballot all ready to go.

This week, leading up to film's biggest night of the year, Moviefone's editors are revealing our predictions in the ceremony's biggest categories. We've already given you our picks for Best Actress. Now it's time for Best Actor. The nominees are:

Bryan Cranston, "Trumbo"
Matt Damon, "The Martian"
Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant"
Michael Fassbender, "Steve Jobs"
Eddie Redmayne, "The Danish Girl"

Here, we've filled you in on who we think will win, as well as who we feel truly deserves to take home that coveted golden statue.​

Tim Hayne
Who Will Win: Leonardo DiCaprio for "The Revenant." Please, won't someone give Leo the Oscar before he kills himself for a role?! DiCaprio is one of the most talented actors working today, and he's been passed over for multiple Oscar-worthy performances in the past ("The Aviator" and "Wolf of Wall Street" come to mind), so this is his year. Like his Best Actress counterpart Brie Larson, he's already won the Golden Globe, SAG Award, and BAFTA for his role in "The Revenant, " so if the Academy decides to pass him up for Michael Fassbender or Matt Damon, it'll be a jaw-dropper.

Who Should Win: Leonardo DiCaprio. For his health, and for the hopes of a nation rooting for him to win.

Phil Pirrello
Who Will Win: Leonardo DiCaprio.

Who Should Win: Matt Damon. "The Revenant" star is practically a lock to get his first Oscar, which is more of a "he's-put-the-time-in" award — which the Academy loves to do, to make up for previous oversights like "Wolf of Wall Street" or "The Aviator." But I need convincing that one should win an award because they grunted through the cold a lot. And braving harsh conditions and how "hard" it was has been the throughline of the actor's campaign, which seems to be winning over voters if early awards wins are an indication. Damon's performance as the most likable astronaut ever made is arguably career-best level work; any other year, he'd likely take home the Oscar.

Rachel Horner
Who Should Win: Leonardo DiCaprio. Just give him a freaking Oscar already. The competition isn't that impressive and if he doesn't win, everyone is going to be more mad at the Academy than they already are.

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