Reigning Best Actor champ Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) is poised to enter the Oscar record books. If he wins again this year for “The Danish Girl,” in which he plays 1920s artist Lili Elbe, one of the world’s first sex-change patients, he will be only the sixth performer in Oscar history to take home back-to-back trophies. Revisit all of Oscars’ consecutive acting champs by clicking the photo above.
Redmayne has earned nominations from all the key Oscar precursors: the Golden Globes, SAG Awards and Critics’ Choice Awards. He’s also been recognized with nominations from various critics’ groups, including journalists from Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Vancouver and Washington DC, to name a few.
According to the predictions of Gold Derby’s Oscar experts drawn from major media outlets, Redmayne is in third place to win Best Actor with 13/2 odds.
Rounding out our experts’ Top 5 nominees are Matt Damon (“The Martian”) with 17/2 odds and Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”) with 12/1 odds. Click here to see even more of our experts’ Oscar odds and rankings.
While Redmayne would be the sixth repeat winner overall at the Oscars, he’d be only the third back-to-back Best Actor champ following Tom Hanks (“Philadelphia” in 1993 and “Forrest Gump” in 1994) and Spencer Tracy (“Captains Courageous” in 1937 and “Boys Town” in 1938).
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