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2018 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (December Part 2) – Oldman still tops but Kaluuya is coming

Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) is an unmovable force in Best Actor as he notches another month at the top of the chart.

But the big move and the big news is Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) bursting into the top 5. He’s jumps over Tom Hanks (The Post), Jake Gyllenhall (Stronger) and James Franco (The Disaster Artist) to reach his highest peak yet and it’s thanks to his SAG, Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice nominations. He’s a real contender in this race in a possible Best Picture winner.

Someone else rises and it’s definitely worth a look. Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.) was falling off the chart just two weeks ago (at #9 with just 13 points). His film is a critical and box office flop but then the SAG and Globe noms came out and there he was on both, over stronger competition. Or so it seemed they were. The two-time Oscar winner, SAG winner and Globe winner is still in this game.

2018 Oscar Predictions (December Part 1): BEST PICTURE | BEST DIRECTOR

Here are the 2018 Oscar predictions for Best Actor for the second half of December from the Gold Rush Gang. Keep an eye on all of the Gold Rush Gang’s 2018 Oscar predictions updated LIVE throughout the month.

Green – moves up from last month
Red – moves down from last month
Blue – debut/new entry

BEST ACTOR ERIK
ANDERSON
BRYAN BONAFEDE GREG HOWARD EVAN
KOST
JASON OSIASON KENNETH
POLISHCHUK
DENIZCAN SÜRÜCÜ RICHARD
ANTHONY
ŞÜKRÜ SÖĞÜT MATT DINN TOTAL
POINTS
1 Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 99
2 Timothée Chalamet – Call Me by Your Name 1 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 90
3 Daniel Day-Lewis – Phantom Thread 3 3 5 3 3 3 3 6 3 3 75
4 Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out 4 4 4 5 7 4 4 3 6 4 65
5 James Franco – The Disaster Artist 6 5 2 6 4 6 5 4 4 5 63
6 Tom Hanks – The Post 5 6 6 4 6 5 6 5 5 6 56
7 Denzel Washington – Roman J. Israel, Esq. 7 7 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 35
8 Jake Gyllenhaal – Stronger 8 9 7 8 5 8 9 8 8 8 32
9 Robert Pattinson – Good Time 8 10 9 10 8 9 9 14
10 James McAvoy – Split 8 9 10 6
11 Jeremy Renner – Wind River 10 10 10 10 4
11 Andrew Garfield – Breathe 9 9 4
13 Chadwick Boseman – Marshall 9 2
13 Jacob Tremblay – Wonder 10 10 2

OTHER CONTENDERS
Christian Bale – Hostiles
Harry Dean Stanton – Lucky
Hugh Jackman – The Greatest Showman
Hugh Jackman – Logan
Matt Damon – Downsizing

About Erik Anderson

Erik blames his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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