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'Leonardo DiCaprio will win Oscar for Revenant'

Actor Leonardo Di Caprio poses for photographers upon arrival at the BAFTA 2016 film awards at the Royal Opera House in London, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. (AP)

By Bang

Eddie Redmayne says Leonardo DiCaprio will 'definitely' win the Best Actor Oscar on February 28.

The 41-year-old star is yet to receive an Academy Award in his life but is odds-on favourite to scoop the prize - after being nominated six times - for his portrayal of frontiersman Hugh Glass in 'The Revenant' at the star-studded ceremony to be held in Los Angeles.

And even his fellow nominee - who is recognised for his portrayal of Lili Elbe in 'The Danish Girl' - has backed his rival, saying the trophy "should" be his.

The 34-year-old Englishman said: "(Leonardo is) definitely going to win and should.

"I feel excited just to be invited to the party, frankly."

Other stars in the category include Bryan Cranston for 'Trumbo', Matt Damon for 'The Martian' and Michael Fassbender for 'Steve Jobs'.

Eddie won the coveted gong last year for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything' and being nominated this time around for his acclaimed performance as a transgender pioneer means he could walk home with a consecutive Oscar.

But the star didn't comment on that and said he is simply looking forward to the 'huge fun' he'll have soaking in the glitz and glamour of the famed awards show, which he will likely be atteding his wife Hannah Bagshawe.

He told the Telegraph: "Going to the Oscars is always the most sensory overload and a huge amount of fun."