Monday, September 9, 2013

Oscar Predictions: Best Actor

Click on the picture for a direct link to the trailer. 


September 9th Update.


This category is absolutely stacked this year, like always. There's a lot of ways to go. Right now, this is what I'm thinking. 

1. Robert Redford- All is Lost
 Robert Redford All is Lost
Redford is the frontrunner right now. All is Lost is a one man show and Redford brings it. He hasn't been nominated as an actor since 1974, so this would represent his comeback.

2. Matthew McConaughey- Dallas Buyers Club
 Matthew McConaughey Dallas Buyers Club, Matthew McConaughey Oscar
McConaughey has been on a roll lately. He lost 40 pounds for the role of an AIDs patient in Dallas Buyers Club. It's an Academy friendly story and powerhouse performance that will be rewarded.

3. Chiwetal Ejiofor- 12 Years a Slave
 Chiwetal Ejiofor 12 Years a Slave, Steve McQueen 12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave is looking like a serious contender. The film and Ejiofor have received outstanding reviews so far. He plays a free man is is abducted and sold into slavery in this incredible true story.

4. Tom Hanks- Captain Phillips
 Tom Hanks Captain Phillips, Tom Hanks Captain Phillips Oscar
Hanks plays Captain Richard Phillips. It's the true story detailing the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. Early word has been great.

5. Leonardo DiCaprio- The Wolf of Wall Street
 Leonardo DiCaprio The Wolf of Wall Street, Leonardo DiCaprio Martin Scorese 
DiCaprio and Scorsese have had great success in the past. Earlier in the year, DiCaprio said this was one of the best things he's ever done. Still, it's a crowded field and the film hasn't been screened yet. A lot can change.

Other Possibilities

6. Bruce Dern- Nebraska

7. Forest Whitaker- The Butler

8. Joaquin Phoenix- Her

9. Steve Carrel- Foxcatcher

10. Christian Bale- American Hustle

Coming soon: Best Director

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