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Love Affair (1994) - as "A Year With Kate" nears its conclusion

A YEAR WITH KATE... 2 episodes left

 "A really beautiful look into the careers of one of my favorite actors, but it's made me consider the careers of so many different actors and how the great ones adapt to eras while still staying true to themselves. This is a special, lovely series. I both cannot wait for and am so sad for the end next week.-John T

 

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Rhett is all "as if i could lose this poll" - Have you voted?

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87th Oscars. The Oscar Contenders of 2014 - For prediction, discussion and entertainment purposes only. This is not a endorsement of quality work, especially since no one has seen the pictures yet!

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Predictions as of Dec 19th
Given the dearth of campaigns in this category, the 5th spot probably belongs to the highly respected Robert Duvall who hasn't had much trouble winning precursor spots. But somehow I still think a last minute candidate like Tom Wilkinson will pop in.
J.K. Simmons
never nominated
Whiplash
(SPC)
Oct 10th
Ed Norton
2 nominations
Birdman
(Fox Searchlight)
Oct 14th
Ethan Hawke
3 noms | (1 for acting)
Boyhood
(IFC)
July 18th

 

Mark Ruffalo
1 nomination
Foxcatcher
(SPC)
Nov 14th

 

Tom Wilkinson
2 nominations
Selma
(Paramount)
Dec 25th

It seems like the right time to honor him for years of good work. Oscar loves a stern mentor and the film and this performance are already very  popular

awards
 NYFCC most critics groups
nom:
SpiritSAGGLOBE
BFCA,OFCS

This very meta picture which cast former Batman star Michael Keaton as former Birdman star also cast Norton in the role of an apparently difficult actor. Hmmm. Still he looks funny in it.

awards
NBRsome critics groups
nom:
SpiritSAGGLOBE
BFCA,OFCS

The parents anchor this long journey through a young boy's life. But Hawke makes this type of role look effortless. And despite the Best Picture boost, effortlessness is tricky to get noticed for.

awards
n/a
nom:
SpiritSAGGLOBE
BFCA,OFCSGotham

 

Ruffalo is having a good year (see: The Normal Heart), he's excellent in Foxcatcher as well as playing the film's most likeable character. Should be an easy get given the dearth of competition thus far. But winning will be tough.

awards
n/a
nom:
SAGGLOBE
BFCA,OFCS,

Tom is Presidential! He has several good negotiation scenes as stressed out president Lyndon B Johnson, presiding over the nation during a very turbulent time. At times maddening (for his inaction) but his character arc is engaging.

awards
n/a
nom:
n/a

Also Possible. If Less So

strange year for this category. so few men even tried to campaign...

Andy Serkis and Jason Clarke, - Dawn of Apes (INTERVIEWJohn Goodman - The Gambler  Tyler Perry Gone Girl
Michael Caine -Interstellar Charlie Cox - Theory of Everything
Miyavi, Garrett Hedlund, Finn Wittrock - Unbroken
Paul Jesson - Mr Turner
Shia Labeouf - Fury 
Andrew Scott & Ben Schnetzer - Pride (BIFA Nods both

Riz Ahmed -Nightcrawler (Spirit & Gotham nod)
Martin Short - Inherent Vice Alec Baldwin - Still Alice

 

 

Robert Duvall
6 noms | 1 win
The Judge
(Warner Bros)
Oct 10th
Josh Brolin
1 nomination
Inherent Vice
(Warner Bros)
Dec 12th
Chris Pine
never nominated
Into the Woods
(Disney)
Dec 25th
Christoph Waltz
2 noms | 2 wins
Big Eyes
(Weinstein Co)
Dec 25th

He hasn't been nominated in 16 years but title characters are often a boon to actors with Oscar. Though this father/son drama wasn't been well reviewed, legendary actors sometimes don't need that to mount successful campaigns

awards
n/a
nom:
SAGGLOBE
BFCA

He has the largest supporting role in the film and he's quite great/funny in it. But will voters know what to make of the film at all? It's love it or hate it material

awards
n/a
nom:
BFCA, OFCS

 

 

Academy voters love to be surprised and who knew that Chris Pine had an inner musical comedy star in him. He sings really well and he's hilarious as the narcissistic prince

awards
n/a
nom:
n/a

 

EGREGIOUS CATEGORY FRAUD ALERT. Oscar loves him. Still, isn't two actual statues more than enough until he gives another undeniable performance like the one he gave in Basterds?

awards
n/a
nom:
GLOBE