Oscar mystery: Will Eddie Redmayne be first since Tom Hanks to win two in a row?

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Eddie Redmayne has the chance to make Oscar history with his role in “The Danish Girl.” He could become the first actor in more than two decades to win back-to-back Oscars. The last to accomplish that feat was Tom Hanks in 1993 (“Philadelphia”) and 1994 (“Forrest Gump”). And he’s on a list with only four other actors in Oscar history who have ever pulled it off: Spencer Tracy, Luise Rainer, Katharine Hepburn and Jason Robards. Will Redmayne join that elite company?

As of this writing, he ranks a close second in our Best Actor predictions with 4/1 odds, behind Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant“). Do you think Redmayne will pull ahead? Our forum posters are discussing his chances in our forums. Read some of their comments below, and join them now to let us know what you think.

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KylieistBoi: [Redmayne] probably will deserve it, but even from the trailer of “Black Mass,” Johnny Depp is amazing as Whitey Bulger and he should be the one winning, or Tom Hardy for “Legend,” who is also amazing in its trailer.

TWNickPeek: “The Danish Girl” would have to be universally praised for Eddie to win a second one in a row. But it is possible. I’m calling it; the race will be between Eddie, Leo, and Johnny. If I’m wrong, oh well.

AMG: I would love him to … but I can’t see voters giving Eddie a second before rewarding Leonardo DiCaprio once. But if he ends up being the best in the category,with raves (which is possible), we could well have a double winner!

GloFish: As a socialist, I believe the Oscars need to spread the wealth around. Back-to-back winners need to be banned and 10 nominations in a career should be the max.

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Last year, our Top 24 Users led the way with an accuracy rate of 76.67% when it came to predicting the Oscar nominations. Next up were Gold Derby’s Editors with 74.44%, followed by the Experts with 71.11% and all Users with 68.09%. (Click on any of these groups to see what they got right and wrong last year.)

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Photo: Eddie Redmayne in “The Danish Girl.” Credit: REX

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