Tom will next star in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk and Taboo, an eight-part TV series produced by Ridley Scott
The 30-year-old actor is now considered as the overwhelming favourite to land the coveted licence to kill now that Daniel Craig has quit the role after four movies, reported Daily Mirror.
Mark Rylance's win was the first true surprise of the night, as he bested sentimental favourite Sylvester Stallone (Creed), as well as Christian Bale (The Big Short), Tom Hardy (The Revenant) and Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight). "I want to just say thank you to my fellow nominees," said Mark Rylance after receiving his award
Mark Rylance won the Best Supporting Oscar for his role in Bridge of Spies. The actor beat Sylvester Stallone, nominated for Creed to win the top honour. Other actors who competed for the golden statuette were Christian Bale (The Big Short), Tom Hardy (The Revenant), Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight)