Leonardo DiCaprio Leads OSCARS BEST ACTOR Race, According To Top Critics

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO has ended MICHAEL FASSBENDER’s reign as the 2016 Oscars Best Actor frontrunner thanks to his performance in new movie THE REVENANT.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Fassbender topped awards show odds site GoldDerby.com just before Steve Jobs was released in the U.S., but the Danny Boyle biopic flopped in America and it seems to have ended the Irish actor’s Academy Awards dreams.

DiCaprio is now back at the top, according to America’s top movie critics, who update their scores on the website weekly.

Leonardo DiCaprio.

The Departed star was the first leader of the GoldDerby.com race back in early September (15), but he was overtaken by 2015 Best Actor winner Eddie Redmayne, who wowed critics with his portrayal of transgender artist Einar Wegener/Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl. Johnny Depp also briefly took over at the top when his film Black Mass was released.

DiCaprio now has the support of 11 of the 22 film experts at GoldDerby, while Fassbender’s odds are dropping fast – from 23/10 to 3/1.