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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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2019 Oscar Predictions: BEST ACTOR (April) – Bale’s VP is VIP

Christian Bale (Untitled Dick Cheney biopic) holds onto the #1 spot, a phrase I feel like I will repeat quite often this year. Despite just having a Best Actor statue go to another actor with a ‘fat’ transformation biopic, Bale is an exception because he actually physically transforms his body rather than adding on a fat suit and makeup. His …

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2019 Oscars: The Best Actor Contenders (March)

This year’s crop of Best Actor contenders looks like it will largely come from previous Oscar nominees and winners with a smattering of first-timers ready, and certainly willing, to break through. Top of the list is Christian Bale, a Supporting Actor winner for 2010’s The Fighter. He’s looking for a lead win playing Dick Cheney, the most controversial Vice President …

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