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Eddie Redmayne has been nominated for his second consecutive best actor Oscar.
He will compete with Leonardo DiCaprio, who received a nod for revenge epic The Revenant, which leads the pack with 12 nominations.
Redmayne secured his nomination for his role as a transgender artist in The Danish Girl and will also compete with Irish actor Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs, Matt Damon for The Martian and Bryan Cranston for Trumbo.
Redmayne took home the Academy Award last year for his performance as Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything.
Eddie Redmayne has been nominated for a BAFTA award for the second year in a row after winning plaudits for his role in The Danish Girl.
Stephen Fry and actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw announced the shortlist for the prizes at BAFTA’s headquarters in London.
The British star, who won a BAFTA and Oscar last year for The Theory Of Everything, will face Leonardo DiCaprio in the best actor category.
DiCaprio, who stars in The Revenant, has been nominated for a BAFTA three times but has never won.
The only other actor to win two years in a row is Colin Firth for A Single Man in 2009 and The King’s Speech in 2010.
Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Matt Damon (The Martian) and Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs) are also named in the best actor category.
Eddie Redmayne, who won an Academy award last year for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything and is in the running to repeat the achievement this year for his role in The Danish Girl, has said that he sometimes sends money to drama students who are struggling to pay their rent.
In an interview with GQ, Redmayne has said that having parents who lived in London afforded him “the greatest privilege” of being able to live and work in the capital without paying rent. Redmayne himself did not go to drama school; after graduating from Cambridge, he worked as a waiter while seeking professional acting work. In 2002, he got his first stage break as Viola, playing opposite Mark Rylance’s Olivia in an all-male production of Twelfth Night.
Since his rise to fame, the actor has said he frequently receives requests for financial aid.
“I get letters from people trying to go to drama school and needing to pay their rent,” he said. “And so that’s something I occasionally do. It’s impossibly expensive to live in London.”
Last year, Redmayne said he still relies on the counsel of the drama teacher at his former school, Eton.
“I had the greatest drama teacher I could ever have wished for in Simon Dormandy,” he said. “He inspired me to continue acting and I owe him so much. We will stay in touch. Over the years I’ve continued to seek out his advice and work with him if I think I could use some feedback when I’m preparing for a role.”
The Golden Globes announced that Eddie Redmayne (who is also a nominee for The Danish Girl), Amy Adams, Channing Tatum, and Patricia Arquette will present at the ceremony this Sunday.
They’ll be joined by Jamie Foxx, J.K. Simmons, Julianne Moore, and Amber Heard. PEOPLE also announced that Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, and Jaimie Alexander will be among the night’s presenters.
The Globes previously announced that Olivia Wilde and Mel Gibson — who has been a favorite target of host Ricky Gervais in the past years he’s emceed the ceremony — will also be presenters at the show.
The 73rd Golden Globe Awards will air Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.