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2020 Oscar Nomination Predictions: BEST ACTOR (April)

Like Best Actress, there are a few previous winners in this category looking for seconds. Namely, Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman for Netflix and Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood for Sony/Columbia. These are bound to be two dynamic performances that take up a lot of oxygen this year. For De Niro, working …

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FINAL 2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR

Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox) Like Supporting Actor, the frontrunner in Best Actor has also jumped hurdles and through hoops to avoid the pitfalls of his problematic film to come out largely unscathed. Back in the early fall there wasn’t much reason to think that Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) would make too big a splash other than maybe having some …

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2019 Oscar Winner Predictions

Oscar winner predictions for the 91st Academy Awards in all 24 categories are all right here. Follow this page and the links below over the next month for live predictions, updated in real time, following the buzz and precursors all leading up the big night at the Dolby – February 24, 2019. All predictions are from Erik Anderson, founder and …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (December)

John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman) Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born) and Christian Bale (Vice) still hold the top two spots this month but a big swap between #3 and #6 with Ethan Hawke (First Reformed) falling out to make way for Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody). While Hawke has been the clear critics’ favorite this season, with over a dozen wins …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (November)

Ethan Hawke and Rami Malek rise but could Michael B. Jordan knock them out? Some big moves this month from actors in films large and small including a previously nominated indie fave and two performances from certified box office hits. Ethan Hawke (First Reformed) has been an underdog contender in Best Actor for months. For some he’s been top 5 …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (October)

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born) maintains his #1 status and right now still looks like the one to beat in Best Actor. I think the question for many people is how many Oscars can Cooper take home in one night? He could be personally nominated for five awards and I feel like the industry likes him the way they …

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Frontrunner Friday: No one knows anything (and that’s a good thing)

Frontrunner Friday has returned after a month to digest the impact that Venice, Telluride and Toronto had on the Oscar playing field and it was definitely substantial.  What it didn’t do, however, is solidify among us Oscar pundits an actual frontrunner. You ask one of us and they’ll say A Star Is Born has it. You ask another and it’s …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (September)

Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born (Warner Bros) Bradley Cooper makes not only the biggest jump on this month’s chart he shoots all the way to the #1 spot. The hype is real for A Star Is Born not just as an incredible directorial debut but for what many are calling the best performance of his career. He’s already loved …

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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (August)

Lucas Hedges in Boy Erased (Focus Features) Lucas wedges into the top spot For the first time since my 2019 Oscar predictions began, Christian Bale has been relegated to, well, the Backseat. Lucas Hedges has emerged at the new frontrunner for Best Actor with his TIFF and Telluride-bound Boy Erased. This wasn’t an easy leap to make, putting a 21-year …

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