Oscars Best Supporting Actor And Actress Nominees 2016: Winners Will Be The Academy Awards’ Real Nailbiter

Zachary Volkert - Author
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Mar. 3 2017, Updated 1:31 a.m. ET

It’s likely to be a pretty boring evening for the main acting categories, but the 2016 Oscars Best Supporting Actor and Actress nominees have the real intrigue over the Academy’s potential winners.

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After all, mutiny will let loose if the Academy doesn’t pick Leonardo DiCaprio for his admittedly powerful work in The Revenant. Weeks of #Justice4Leo and editorials recounting his many Best Actor Oscars snubs paint a grim picture for any of the other men who scored a nomination. Additionally, his biggest competition, Eddie Redmayne, already won the award last year. He also has a lead on the others in past nominations, totaling five if you include his nod for Best Supporting Actor in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. That’s compared to three for Matt Damon, two for Michael Fassbender, and just one for Bryan Cranston.

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