85th Oscars. Oscar Race for the Films of 2012
Predictions for entertainment / discussion purposes only.
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WHO WON: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
NATHANIEL'S VOTE: Daniel or Joaquin
READER'S CHOICE: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Daniel Day-Lewis, the frontrunner all season took 39% of your votes in reader polling. Joaquin Phoenix, his only critical competition, won 29%. Hugh Jackman had 11% while Bradley Cooper and Denzel Washington trailers with 11% and 2% respectively.
statistics cited involve acting & feature films only
37 years old | 23 films | 1st nomination!
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55 years old
19 films | 5 noms | 2 wins
38 years old | 23 films | 3 noms
57 years old | 41 films | 6 noms | 2 wins
|He's getting the best reviews of his career for his mentally ill protagonist who is rescued by the love of an vibrant kindred spirit||
He's a world giant of the craft and his possession by the 16th President is immaculate and, more surprisingly, entertaining. But winning three is difficult...
|Tom Hooper isn't just campaigning when he says he couldn't have made the movie without him. It's a rare perfect fit of iconic role to one of a kind movie star. Jackman lost 30 lbs and the star turn has immediacy, passion and soul.||Despite an often bizarre and thorny relationship with celebrity, no one doubts his gift. But can those stellar reviews for this complex haunted animal of a man, equal a third nomination?||After a decade of arguable "paycheck" jobs, Denzel is brilliant again in the meaty role of a cocky addict unmoored by a plane crash. It's a hit (which is a big deal for straight dramas these days).|
Snubbed? This category narrowed down quickly to six men during the precursors with only John Hawkes (The Sessions) left on the cutting room floor.