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90th Oscars. Oscar Contenders of 2017 - For prediction, discussion, entertainment purposes only

 discuss on the blog

OCTOBER 20th PREDICTIONS

Tier 1 Prediction

Gary Oldman
59 yrs old | 54 films | 1 nomination
DARKEST HOUR
Nov 24th

REVIEWED

 The surest thing in any acting race right now. Churchill is an awards magnet role (see also the Emmys and Golden Globes in other iterations). Oscar loves a "transformation" and the performance is enormously showy

Jake Gyllenhaal

36 yrs old | 33 films | 1 nomination)
STRONGER
Sept 22nd

 

Another biographical piece. Oscar owes Jake and he's playing a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing struggling to recover when he loses his legs. The weak early buzz proved entirely wrong and people are loving his work and moved by the film.

Steve Carell
1 nomination
LAST FLAG FLYING
Nov 3rd

 This film has three leads but you know how Oscar do. Still with such a weak Best Actor field they really ought to campaign the men in Best Actor instead of doing the category fraud thing. Plus, the story revolves around Carell's character.

 

Timothée Chalamet
21 yrs old | 9 films | never nominated
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
Nov 24th 

 He's already won "revelatory" style raves for his sexual awakening. Oscar hasn't gone for a man this young (in lead) since the days of Mickey Rooney and they rarely go for men in romantic dramas. That said, the thin field and critical support could help him make history.

 

Denzel Washington
62 yrs old | films | 7 noms | 2 wins *in acting
ROMAN ISRAEL, ESQ
Nov 3rd

 

Playing an idealistic lawyer in crisis. And since he (arguably) shoulda won last year... Unfortunately no one seems to like the movie (even though they still love Denzel)

 
Tier 2 - Viable Threats...

Tom Hanks
60 yrs old | 5 noms | 2 wins
THE POST
tba

 He could be a hot contender. On the other hand, Oscar keeps passing on him even with high profile films and acclaimed star turns as if that two back-to-back in the 90s did him in for future honors

 

Bryan Cranston
1 nomination
LAST FLAG FLYING
Nov 3rd

 

 

They're obviously both leads but you know Oscar. Cranston has the showiest most vocal part. But won't people prefer Carell?

Daniel Day-Lewis

59 yrs old | 21 films | 5 noms | 3 wins)
PHANTOM THREAD
Dec 25th


Another likely thing... on paper. Daniel Day Lewis as fashion designer feels... I dunno. I worry. Especially because the film seems more imaginary than real. But given that he's announced retirement...

Sam Elliott
73 yrs old | 36 films | never nominated
THE HERO
June 9th

 In a weak year for leading men could this small film, tailor made for that perfect voice and aging masculine beauty, figure out a way to boost its profile? He'd be an interesting wildcard.

Andrew Garfield
33 yrs old | 11 films | 1 nomination
BREATHE
Oct 13th

Oscar loves a disability. And it's not uncommon to have someone from the previous year repeating in the nominee pool. That said Jake's got him beat in heat for this type of bio role this year

 
Tier 3- Long Shots

James Franco

39 yrs old | 82 films | 1 nomination
THE DISASTER ARTIST
Dec 1st

Gotham Nomination

 

If he's as strong here as he was in Logan, they'll want to honor him. But will it be the showcase he deserves or will the fan not be on his level as a song & dance man?

Matt Damon
46 yrs old | 52 films | 3 noms *in acting
DOWNSIZING
Dec 22nd

REVIEWED

He's good in the film (one of Hollywood's most reliable mega-stars) but satire can be tough to sell and he's very much the straight man to the wacky concept

 

Hugh Jackman

48 yrs old | 30 films | 1 nomination
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
Dec 25th


If he's as strong here as he was in Logan, they'll want to honor him. But will it be the showcase he deserves or will the fan not be on his level as a song & dance man?

 

Daniel Kaaluya
28 yrs old | 8 films | never nominated
GET OUT
Feb 24th

Gotham Nomination

 A best picture nod can go along way to getting performances looked at. And he is excellent as the film's wary protagonist especially in the hypnosis scenes.

Steve Carell
54 yrs old | 29 films | 1 nomination
BATTLE OF THE SEXES
Sept 22nd


If Emma's Billy Jean King is a more substantial part he might be supporting as her rival but we'll see

Tier 4 - And the rest...

OTHER LEADS

  • Harry Dean Stanton  - LUCKY Gotham Nomination
  • Donald Sutherland -  THE LEISURE SEEKER
  • Domhnall Gleeson - GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
  • Steve Carell - BATTLE OF THE SEXES
  • Chadwick Boseman - MARSHALL
  • Colin Farrel - KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
  • Hugh Jackman - LOGAN
  • Harris Dickinson - BEACH RATS - Gotham Nomination
  • John Boyega -DETROIT
  • Miles Teller - THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
  • Adam Sandler - THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES  - Gotham Nomination
  • Robert Pattison - GOOD TIME   - Gotham Nomination

 

MOVED TO 2018

  • Javier Bardem - LOVING PABLO
  • Colin Firth - THE MERCY
  • Jonathan Pryce - THE WIFE