Thursday, May 22, 2014

87th Oscar Lead Actor Updates (2014-2015 Awards Season) (5/22/2014)

There are several younger actors with prestige films out this year, but I predict that Oscar will go for a lineup of veterans over the age of forty. The Academy loves to reward career actors who have paid their dues with a nomination, and Steve Carell, Michael Keaton and Timothy Spall certain fit the bill.

Personally, I’m hoping that part of Steve Carell’s acceptance speech includes something like: “Hey, an Oscar is much better than an Emmy!”.... Or perhaps a shout-out to Nicole Kidman for giving him the idea for the nose?

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1. Steve Carell in Foxcatcher (Predicted Winner)
2. Michael Keaton in Birdman
3. Timothy Spall in Mr. Turner
4. Joaquin Phoenix in Inherent Vice
5. Christoph Waltz in Big Eyes

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6. Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game
7. Jack O’Connell in Unbroken
8. Chadwick Boseman in Get On Up
9. Ben Affleck in Gone Girl
10. Oscar Isaac in A Most Violent Year
11. Bradley Cooper in American Sniper
12. Jeremy Renner in Kill The Messenger
13. Eddie Redmayne in Theory Of Everything
14. Michael Fassbender in Macbeth
15. Gael Garcia Bernal in Rosewater
16. Robert Downey Jr. in The Judge
17. Brad Pitt in Fury
18. Bradley Cooper in Deep Tiki (aka Untitled Cameron Crowe Project)
19. Ralph Fiennes in The Grand Budapest Hotel
20. Michael Peña in Cesar Chavez
21. Tommy Lee Jones in The Homesman
22. Tom Hardy in Locke
23. Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar
24. Channing Tatum in Foxcatcher
25. Ben Foster in Untitled Lance Armstrong Biopic

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26. Christian Bale in Exodus: Gods And Kings
27. John Lithgow in Love Is Strange
28. James McAvoy in The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby
29. Brendan Gleeson in Calvary
30. Miles Teller in Whiplash
31. Bill Murray in St. Vincent De Van Nuys
32. John Lloyd Young in Jersey Boys
33. Gaspard Ulliel in Saint Laurent
34. Chiwetel Ejiofor in Half Of A Yellow Sun
35. Colin Firth in The Railway Man
36. Alfred Molina in Love Is Strange
37. Russell Crowe in Noah
38. George Clooney in The Monuments Men
39. Jon Hamm in Million Dollar Arm
40. Jesse Eisenberg in The Double
41. Jonah Hill in True Story
42. Al Pacino in Manglehorn
43. Philip Seymour Hoffman in A Most Wanted Man
44. Jude Law in Dom Hemingway
45. Bradley Cooper in Serena
46. Eltar Coltrane in Boyhood
47. Tom Hardy in Child 44
48. Tobey Maguire in Pawn Sacrifice
49. Christopher Plummer in Elsa & Fred
50. Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler

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