Los Angeles - Matt Damon has made a tongue-in-cheek jibe about Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar prospects for his performance in The Revenant.
The Hollywood star is widely expected to finally claim the Best Actor gong at next week's awards ceremony, but his long-time friend and The Departed co-star has joked that he won't be among those backing DiCaprio for the prize.
Matt - who has also been nominated for his starring role in The Martian - joked with The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "Fuck Leo. Fuck that dude. Fuck his talent and his handsomeness."
Matt's remarks come shortly after another nominee, The Danish Girl star Eddie Redmayne, said DiCaprio will "definitely" win the Best Actor Oscar on 28 February.
Redmayne won the much sought-after award last year for his performance in the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything.
However, he thinks DiCaprio would be a worthy winner of the prize in 2016.
The British actor said: "(Leonardo is) definitely going to win and should.
"I feel excited just to be invited to the party, frankly."
Also among the nominated actors are Michael Fassbender, for his role in Steve Jobs, and Bryan Cranston for Trumbo.
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