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Coming up next here on BBC News it's Talking Movies.

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Hello from Hollywood, and the special Oscars edition of Talking

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Movies. Today, we preview the 88th annual Academy Awards. We will be

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rating the Oscar chances of many of the big names in the running, and

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looking at the ongoing diversity controversy and finding out how

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these protests have happened before. I will take us specifically

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to 1962. Plus, the foreign language category, first nominations for

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Colombia and Jordan, with this differential competition from

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Denmark and France. As a filmmaker it is a huge stage to be asked on

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two. And again, a large contingent of British act as in the running.

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Who are they and water chances? All that and more in this special Oscars

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edition of talking movies. -- Talking Movies. This year's Oscars

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contest is far from certain. That makes the Academy Awards, if he

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regarded as a horse race, far more interesting. At the Oscars is more

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than just nominees vying for the big prizes. That said, at Hollywood's

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Chinese Theatre, the controversy surrounding it has meant there is a

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big guessing game as to which film will win. I would have to say The

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Revenant. Why is that? I like Leo, he is the man. I think The Revenant,

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because it has a lot of buzz. I like mad Max, but probably The Revenant.

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The major category that is hardest to call seems to be that of best

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picture. It is seen as a 3-way race. You have the big short, about the

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financial crash of 2008. Also, Spotlight, about the sexual abuse

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scandal. And then The Revenant, a revenge thriller starring Leonardo

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DiCaprio. I think it could be between The Revenant and the Big

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Short. I think those two are ahead of Spotlight at the moment. The

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biggest issue to involve the academy has been the outcry that for the

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second year in a row, all the acting nominees are white, despite well

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reviewed performances by black actors in several films. Some stars

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have said they will boycott, including Jaeger Pinkett Smith, in a

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video posted online. Is it time that people of colour realise how much

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power we have amassed? According to one count, just 2% of academy

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members are black. The organisation has moved swiftly to institute

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measures to diversify its membership, which were welcomed by

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many. Interestingly, black protest against the Academy is nothing new.

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It is nothing new at all, and I will take us back specifically to 1962

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when we had African-American pickets outside the auditorium where the

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Oscars were being held. It was an African-American FAQ who decided to

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take up this course, and to hit not only racist representations but what

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he called nebulous representations. -- act. Negative representations

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towards black people in film. There will be black presenters and

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performers as there have been in previous years, and the Oscars will

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be hosted by Chris Rock. That is partially why you hire Chris Rock.

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You want him to say provocative things, and he won't get up on stage

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and not say anything. If he did that, it would be a huge controversy

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in and of itself. While African-Americans will be frustrated

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by the lack of black faces in the ranks of acting nominees. Another

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group, Latinos, almost never get nominations, and very rarely win. I

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would say it is very tough for a Latino to win an Oscar for Best

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Actor or Best Actress. We haven't seen that since the early 1950s. All

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the other actors who have won Oscars up until now have been in supporting

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roles, whether they are men or women. But at least it could be a

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consolation prize for Latinos this year, it was a Latino director is

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perhaps going to go home with the Best Director and best picture Oscar

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for the second year in a row. Here on Hollywood Boulevard a star can be

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found for George Arliss, the first British actor to win an Oscar. This

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year, there is a big contingent for the UK vying for Oscar progress.

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This year, six British actors are hoping to carry a statuette back to

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the UK. In a funny twist of fate, most of them are not actually

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playing the role of a Brit. Following on from his success last

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year in The Theory of Everything, Eddie Redmayne will be hoping he can

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become the first person since Tom Hanks in 1995 to win back-to-back

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Oscars. You will not tell anyone about this. He is hopeful that the

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film of one of the first people to undergo sex reassignment surgery

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will have the same effect on audiences as it did on him. I felt,

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when I read the script, which was just really overwhelming emotional

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reaction to a deeply unique love story. If we have retained that then

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I am very lucky. The whole housing market is propped up on these bad

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loans. Moving on to the supporting actor category, and it is one

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dominated as Brits as Christian Bale, Mark Rylands, and Tom Hardy

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are all vying for the win. For Tom Hardy, it is his first nomination.

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Reward perhaps for the gruelling shoot that the cast of The Revenant

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had to go through. For Tom Hardy, the work will always take priority

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over the awards. I don't personally go in thinking I am doing it for

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awards, whether nominations come or not, that is not putt I suppose that

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is not what I work for. I'm tremendously grateful to be

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nominated, I didn't expect that to happen. Long known as one of the

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world's finest theatre actors, Mark Rylands has been demonstrating his

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talent in front of the camera. His performance in the Cold War drama

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Bridge of Spies, is a showcase the those not already familiar with his

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talents. It has led to his first nomination and the opportunity to

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work with Steven Spielberg, which lets face it, can't be that bad.

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This will be a first for the both of us. You should be careful is not

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quite there is something very open and enthusiastic about what was

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happening. I never felt he was trying to shoot on the end of

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something he had, he was very curious about what I had to bring to

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it. Up for Best Actress in a leading role is Charlotte Rampling, who

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takes on the part of a wife who must confront relationships from the past

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in marriage drama 45 Years. Nominated in the Best Supporting

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Actress category is Kate Winslet for her role as Steve Jobs's

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long-suffering assistant. The film was disappointing in the box office

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but has been widely praised for its structure, presenting Steve Jobs at

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important parts of his life. You don't think you are having a bizarre

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overreaction to a 19-year-old girl allowing her mother to list her

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roadhouse? 45 minutes of real time, past -- fast paced dialogue that was

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difficult for all of us to keep up with. I took away from the

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experience and knowledge of Steve that he did have a soft side, he

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really did, and he did have the ability to be emotional and really

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feel things in ways that often people don't imagine someone like

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him really could. The Best Supporting Actress category is

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perhaps one of the most open in this year's competition, and while Alicia

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Vikander might currently be the front-runner, don't be too surprised

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if you see Winslet at the podium after a gap of 17 years. This year,

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81 films were submitted for inclusion in the Oscars best foreign

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language film award. At only five made it onto the short list. They

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came from Hungary, Denmark, France, Jordan and Colombia. All the

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nominated foreign-language films deal with characters operating under

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pressure. Especially Son of Saul. Jewish prisoners at the bash which

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concentration camp who were disposing of the bodies from the gas

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chamber. I wanted to do this from the perspective of one person within

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the camp. I wanted to be immersed in the experience, the experience of

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one person. The academy is often blamed for being Eurocentric in its

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selections. That has been partly remedied this year with nominations

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for Colombia and German. In Embrace of the Serpent, from Columbia, there

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is a story about... It was so timely, through the story I could

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feel millennia worth of knowledge, million -year-old stories speaking

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through men, which was moving. Theeb is a coming-of-age story of a young

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boy who guides had Officer through the desert. The Danish film, Are

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War, is about... It look simple world I didn't know existed. A world

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of human suffering, and not just in Afghanistan where the world is

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harmed not just there but the people at home. That is what we try to look

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at. Finally, there is the French film Mustang, which had a lot of

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academy support. The story of five was Lumb sisters who are controlled

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by overbearing adults. The Oscar nomination has meant a lot to the

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Turkish director. It gives us a huge universal spotlight and strength. Of

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course, the film generates a muscular debate and can possibly

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open a little breach of discussion. Win or lose, all the countries

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running for an Oscar have benefited from the nomination itself. The

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accolade has boosted the filmmakers' profile. In some

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instances, it has helped them secure distribution deals, and often it has

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made the directors here is in their own country. It is like winning the

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World Cup. Previously, investors were very confident in the idea of

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locally made films, so now that we have an Oscar nomination it has

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changed everything. Not just for myself and for the team that made

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Theeb but for all filmmakers in Jordan. All the foreign-language

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films up for Oscars this year are considered strong contenders,

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showing audiences as Sample of what world cinema has to offer. Although

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it is a category that has historically been hard to predict,

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how indication is that Son of Saul is the one to beat.

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20 actors are up for either leading or supporting performances. Oscar

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prognosticators say it's likely Leonardo DiCaprio will take home the

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Best actor Oscar for his performance in the reverend, but in other races

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there could be surprises. Heralded as the biggest Irish actress since

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home or in Ojha are, this actress is up for the Best actor award for

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Brooklyn. She is torn between New York and Ireland. Immigrant story

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connected with the director. It was very close to my heart because it

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was about my people, it was about the journey my parents went on back

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in the 80s, they moved to New York and they went through the same

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things even though it was a decent different era and different time,

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they went through the struggles. But Ronan has stiff competition, Brie

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Larsson is the first favourite. She spent seven years captive in a

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shared with her son. We're going to bake a birthday cake. It's a 1950s

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and two women are in love. Carol. Critics describe Cate Blanchett's

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Carol as cold but it seemed to be powerful enough for the academy to

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give her a nod for the Best actress in a leading role. We gave each

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other the most breathtaking of gifts. Cate Blanchett believes the

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appeal of the film is the universe than 80 of love. If you asked me why

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I love my husband as madly and passionately as I do I would find it

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hard to answer that question after 18 years. You think what could there

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be between these two. That is what is so confusing and will bring and

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enticing to both of them, they just don't know why. Other nominees in

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the best actress category include Charlotte and Jennifer Lawrence. --

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Charlotte Rampling. Moving on to Best actor, the definite favourite

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is Leonardo DiCaprio who gets mauled by a bear on the frontier in the

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Resonant. This film has got an amazing reaction. I think certainly

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from my colleagues, a lot of directors on spoken to, a lot of

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actors feel like this is a special film and it feels great. And I

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accused of a crime? Also up for best actor is asked the rookie Bryan

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Cranston with his portrayal of Hollywood agitator Donald Trumbo

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during the days of communist fear. Any time you're playing a

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nonfictional character there's the added Spence of responsibility. In

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some way that helps you keep it in context of where can go with a

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character. Another Oscar hopeful for the best actor award is Michael

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Fassbender, German born. He was nominated for his portrayal of the

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late Apple CEO in the film Steve Jobs. His performance was compelling

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enough to secure him an Oscar nod even after the film made a largely

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unimpressive showing at the box office. Matt Damon has been

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nominated for his role in the Martian and Eddie Redmayne in The

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Danish Girl. In cinemas 40 years ago the film Rocky was a big triumph, it

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gave Sylvester Stallone his first box office hit. Now he's up for a

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best supporting actor Oscar for reprising his role in the film

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Creed. It seems that Sylvester Stallone has no opponents in this

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category. He's a clear favourite to win. The credit is one person for

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his nomination, filmmaker Ryan Kubler. He had this crazy idea to

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resurrect Rocky when in 2006 it was done -- he credits. And I thought,

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you know, he has this passion I can relate to because I have that

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passion a long time ago when I did it at the same age. You really have

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to take a chance nowadays and do something out of the box, this is as

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far as it gets, he recreated Rocky for a new generation but it's not

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Rocky, it's Creed. Also nominated for Best supporting actor are Mark

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Rylance, Tom Hardy, Christian Bale and Mark Ross Lyon. In the best

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supporting actress category, Alicia appeared alongside Eddie Redmayne in

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The Danish Girl. She delivers one of the strongest performances of the

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year, she struggles with and supports her husband's transition to

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a woman in the film. Another favourite in the best supporting

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actress category is Rooney Mara, who plays Cate Blanchett's unexpected

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mother in the film Carol. You're going to fix it now. As we've

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already reported, Kate Winslet is also vying for best supporting

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actress for her portrayal of Joanna Hoffman in Danny Boyle's Steve

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Jobs. Other nominees for best supporting actress other than those

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we've already mentioned are Jennifer Jason Leigh and Rachel McAdams. Even

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though each actress may have a favourite, nothing is the definite.

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Anything can happen and there could be surprises.

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Now it is time to stick our necks out as we try to predict the

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Oscars. Here goes. Best documentary feature will go to

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a knee, his portrait of the late singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse.

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Best original screenplay will be won by the investigative journalism

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drama spotlight. Best adapted streamline, screenplay will go to

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The Big Short. That's good for us. The trophy for best animated film

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will be the prize for Inside Out, ingeniously set largely within the

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mind of an 11-year-old girl. Best foreign-language film looks likely

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to go to Hungary for son of salt. Best supporting actress looks like

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going to Alicia Yida candour for her role in The Danish Girl. -- son of

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salt. It looks like being a good night for Sylvester is the loan

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because we think he will get the best supporting actor trophy. How do

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you know all this? Rest actress will go to award season favourite Brie

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Larsson for Room and Best actor, everything points towards Leonardo

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DiCaprio getting that right. Finally he will take home an Oscar. Best

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rector should go to Alejandro is for the Resonant. If he wins he will be

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joining an exclusive club because only two... And finally to the most

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uncertain big Oscars race of all, best picture. Talking movies

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predicts the best picture award will go to... The rock macro red and it.

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That brings a special Oscars preview to a close, we hope you've enjoyed

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the programme. You can reach us [email protected] and you can find us

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on Facebook too. So, from me, Tom Brook, and the rest of the talking

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movies production team at Hollywood we leave you with writings on the

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wall which has been nominated for original song.

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# I've been there before, but always here before.

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# I've spent a lifetime running, and I always get away.

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# But with you I'm feeling something that makes me want to stay.

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The chilly feel to the weather continues

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