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Kate Winslet: ‘It’s probably going to be Leo’s year’ at the Oscars

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Just like Rose and Jack, Kate Winslet will never let go of Titanic costar Leonardo DiCaprio — at least when it comes to his prospects at next month’s Oscars.

While attending this weekend’s London Critics Circle Film Awards, where she won best supporting actress for her role in Steve Jobs, Winslet told BBC News she’d be “surprised” if DiCaprio doesn’t win the Best Actor Oscar for his role in The Revenant.

“I think you can sort of feel it, and I think that everyone wants it for him,” she said. “It would be amazing.”

But, she added, a win for DiCaprio would mean a loss for her Steve Jobs costar Michael Fassbender, who is also nominated in the Best Actor category.

“It’s also slightly difficult for me to, because Michael Fassbender has been nominated and I was his right hand woman for three months whilst we were making Steve Jobs and I saw how hard he worked. I think his performance is so extraordinary,” Winslet said. “But I think yeah, you can sort of feel the temperature. It’s probably going to be Leo’s year.”

The Academy has nominated DiCaprio five times for his acting, but he has yet to win. The 88th Oscars will be handed out on Feb. 28. Head here to see the full list of nominees