Wednesday, January 23, 2019

BEST ACTOR (91st)

CHRISTIAN BALE (VICE)

Role: Dick Cheney, the 46th Vice President of the USA

Oscar Record: 4 nominations, with a win for The Fighter

Pre-Oscar Citations:
Win, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy, Hollywood Foreign Press Association (Golden Globes)
Win, Best Actor, Philadelphia Film Critics Circle
Win, Best Actor, Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critics Choice)
Nomination, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
Win, Best Actor, Kansas City Film Critics Circle
Win, Best Actor, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association
Runner-up, Best Actor, Utah Film Critics Association
Win, Best Actor, Nevada Film Critics Society
Nomination, Best Leading Actor, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)

BRADLEY COOPER (A STAR IS BORN)

Role: Jackson Maine, a musician struggling with addictions

Oscar Record: 7 nominations (as producer, writer, actor), no win

Pre-Oscar Citations:
Nomination, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama, Hollywood Foreign Press Association (Golden Globes)
Win, Best Actor, Washington DC Area Film Critics Association
Nomination, Best Actor, Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critics Choice)
Nomination, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
Nomination, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
Runner-up, Best Actor, Indiana Film Journalists Association
Nomination, Best Leading Actor, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)

WILLEM DAFOE (AT ETERNITY'S GATE)
*not predicted; ranked 9th

Role: Vincent Van Gogh

Oscar Record: 3 nominations, no win

Pre-Oscar Citations:
Nomination, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama, Hollywood Foreign Press Association (Golden Globes)
Runner-up, Best Actor, Toronto Film Critics Association
Nomination, Best Actor, Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critics Choice)

RAMI MALEK (BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY)

Role: Freddie Mercury, vocalist of Queen

Oscar Record: 1 nomination, no win

Pre-Oscar Citations:
Win, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama, Hollywood Foreign Press Association (Golden Globes)
Nomination, Best Actor, Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critics Choice)
Nomination, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, Screen Actors Guild
Nomination, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Screen Actors Guild
Nomination, Best Leading Actor, British Academy of Film and Television Arts

VIGGO MORTENSEN (GREEN BOOK)

Role: Tony Lip, Italian-American bouncer who becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist

Oscar Record: 3 nominations, no win

Pre-Oscar Citations:
Win, Best Actor, National Board of Review
Nomination, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy, Hollywood Foreign Press Association (Golden Globes)
Runner-up, Best Actor, Toronto Film Critics Association
Runner-up, Best Actor, San Diego Film Critics Society
Nomination, Best Actor, Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critics Choice)
Nomination, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
Nomination, Best Leading Actor, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)

PREDICTION SCORES:
"Never Too Early" Predictions (March 2018) - 1/5 (Bale)
August Predictions - 2/5 (Bale, Dafoe)
September Predictions - 2/5 (Cooper, Bale)
October Predictions - 3/5 (Cooper, Mortensen, Bale)
November Predictions - 4/5 (Cooper, Mortensen, Malek, Bale)
December Predictions - 4/5 (Cooper, Mortensen, Malek, Bale)
Final Predictions - 4/5 (Cooper, Bale, Malek, Mortensen)

WILL WIN: Malek
SHOULD WIN: Bale
MIGHT UPSET: Cooper
SHOULD HAVE BEEN NOMINATED: Ethan Hawke (First Reformed), Alex Wolff (Hereditary), Joaquin Phoenix (You Were Never Really Here)

2 comments:

Andrew R. said...

WILL/SHOULD WIN: Jeff Bridges
SNUBBED: Viggo Mortensen

Juliana F. 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