EDITORS NOTE: These predictions were made in March 2011 and reflect what my thinking was at that time. I have updated my predictions since then, but leave these on the blog for a historical record. For the most updated list of predictions, go to the Tracker Pages in the upper right hand corner of this blog.
84th Oscar Lead Actor Predictions
1. Leonardo DiCaprio in J. Edgar. (Winner)
2. Ryan Gosling in The Ides of March
3. Joseph Gordon-Levitt in 50/50
4. Michael Fassbender in A Dangerous Method
5. Antonio Banderas in The Skin That I Inhabit
6. Brad Pitt in The Tree of Life or Moneyball
7. Johnny Depp in The Rum Diary
8. Evan Ross in Mooz-lum
9. Sam Riley in On the Road
10. Anton Yelchin in Like Crazy
11. Ewan McGregor in Beginners
12. Matt Damon in We Bought A Zoo or Contagion
13. Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
14. George Clooney in The Descendants
15. Michael Shannon in Take Shelter
16. Tobey Maguire in The Details
17. Michael Clarke Duncan in The Discarded Boys
18. Tom Hanks in Larry Crowne
19. Tony Leung in The Grandmasters
20. James Franco in The Iceman
21. Woody Harrelson in Rampart
22. Ralph Feinnes in Coriolanus
23. James McAvoy in The Conspirator
24. John Cho in A Very Harold And Kumar Christmas
25. Kal Penn in A Very Harold And Kumar Christmas
See Lead Actor predictions for other years HERE.
Or check out the Lead Actress, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress predictions.
See predictions for other categories at the 84th Oscars HERE.
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