Is Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant“) a lock for Best Actor at this weekend’s SAG Awards? He is according to the predictions of the Expert film journalists we’ve polled, we Editors who cover awards year-round for Gold Derby, and our Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting last year’s SAG winners.
All 15 of our experts are predicting DiCaprio to win his first ever SAG Award on his ninth nomination, giving him overwhelming 1/10 odds: Thelma Adams (Gold Derby), Matt Atchity (Rotten Tomatoes), Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior), Matthew Jacobs (Huffington Post), Dave Karger (Fandango), Tariq Khan (Fox News), Jack Mathews (Gold Derby), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Christopher Rosen (Entertainment Weekly), Sasha Stone (Awards Daily), Anne Thompson (Thompson on Hollywood), Brian Truitt (USA Today), Glenn Whipp (LA Times), Susan Wloszczyna (RogerEbert.com).
All seven of our editors – Chris Beachum, Marcus Dixon, Rob Licuria, Matt Noble and I along with O’Neil and Sheehan – agree that DiCaprio is out front.
Is there anyone who could conceivably beat the frontrunner? Out of our Top 24 Users, 22 are predicting DiCaprio, while the last two are betting on Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs“), who previously won as a member of the ensemble of “Inglourious Basterds” (2009) but hasn’t won individual honors.
The remaining three nominees have support from some of our Users, the group contributing their picks at Gold Derby who make up the biggest and often savviest bloc of predictors, but it’s limited. Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo“) gets 40/1 odds when combine the predictions of all groups. Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl“) gets 50/1 odds. And Johnny Depp (“Black Mass“) gets 80/1 odds.
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Photo credit: “The Revenant” by 20th Century Fox