Friday, May 01, 2020

BEST ACTOR (93rd)

MOST LIKELY

1. ANTHONY HOPKINS (THE FATHER)

Role: Anthony, a father who begins to lose sense of reality

Oscar Record: 5 nominations, with a win for The Silence of the Lambs

Pre-Oscar Citations: None

LIKELY

2. GARY OLDMAN (MANK)

Role: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles's co-writer on Citizen Kane

Oscar Record: 2 nominations, with a win for Darkest Hour

Pre-Oscar Citations: None

POSSIBLE

3. ADAM DRIVER (ANNETTE)

Role: Henry, a stand-up comedian whose 2-year-old daughter has a special gift

Oscar Record: 2 nominations, no win

Pre-Oscar Citations: None

4. MICHAEL FASSBENDER (NEXT GOAL WINS)

Role: Thomas Rongen, Dutch-American coach of the American Samoa national football team

Oscar Record: 2 nominations, no win

Pre-Oscar Citations: None

5. TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET (DUNE)

Role: Paul Atreides, scion of a political family on the desert planet Arrakis

Oscar Record: 1 nomination, no win

Pre-Oscar Citations: None

6. Tom Hanks (News of the World)

Role: Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a traveling Texan who agrees to help rescue a kidnapped girl

Oscar Record: 6 nominations, with wins for Philadelphia and Forrest Gump

Pre-Oscar Citations: None

7. Steven Yeun (Minari)

Role: Jacob, a father who moves his Korean family to Arkansas

Oscar Record: No nomination

Pre-Oscar Citations: None

8. Matt Damon (Stillwater)

Role: Bill Baker, a father who travels to France to help his daughter who has been arrested for murder

Oscar Record: 5 nominations (for acting, producing, writing), with a win for writing Good Will Hunting

Pre-Oscar Citations: None

9. George MacKay (True History of the Kelly Gang)

Role: Ned Kelly, Australian bushranger, outlaw, and gang leader

Oscar Record: No nomination

Pre-Oscar Citations:
Nomination, Breakthrough Award, Georgia Film Critics Association

10. Ansel Elgort (West Side Story)

Role: Tony, member of the Jets who falls in love with the sister of the leader of the rival gang the Sharks

Oscar Record: No nomination

Pre-Oscar Citations: None

Other Contenders:
Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)
Timothée Chalamet (The French Dispatch)
George Clooney (The Midnight Sky)
Sacha Baron Cohen (The Trial of the Chicago 7)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Prisoner 760)
Colin Firth (Supernova)
Andrew Garfield (The Eyes of Tammy Faye)
Ethan Hawke (Tesla)
Garrett Hedlund (Burden)
Lance Henriksen (Falling)
Tom Holland (The Devil All the Time)
Hugh Jackman (Bad Education)
Michael Keaton (Worth)
Jude Law (The Nest)
Mads Mikkelsen (Another Round)
Viggo Mortensen (Falling)
Eddie Murphy (Coming 2 America)
Bill Murray (On the Rocks)
Jim Parsons (The Boys in the Band)
Dev Patel (The Green Knight)
Dev Patel (The Personal History of David Copperfield)
Eddie Redmayne (The Trial of the Chicago 7)
Géza Röhrig (The Last Planet)
Alexander Skarsgård (Passing)
Stanley Tucci (Supernova)

2 comments:

Andrew R. said...

WILL/SHOULD WIN: Jeff Bridges
SNUBBED: Viggo Mortensen

Unknown said...

Fassbender won 6 awards not 3

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
Best Actor – Michael Fassbender Steve Jobs

Online Film Critics Society
Best Actor – Michael Fassbender Steve Jobs

Phoenix Critics Circle
Best Actor – Michael Fassbender Steve Jobs

Indiewire
Best Lead Actor – Michael Fassbender Steve Jobs

Vancouver Film Critics Circle
Best Actor – Michael Fassbender Steve Jobs

Austin Film Critics Association
Best Actor - Michael Fassbender Steve Jobs