Fifth Anniversary of Best Actor and Another Official Line up
Well time for my annual prediction of the Academy's Choices for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor
Well will it be one crazy man.
Or the other. Out of the two I'd predict Gyllenhaal since Lou Bloom is the more approachable of the two men, although do so at your own risk. Carell could be the one though since the Academy has loved Bennett Miller's films so far, and if Stephen Daldry has taught us one thing, it is if the academy loves you they usually keep loving you. Of course maybe I am overestimating David Oyelowo's chances but since right now I am predicting him to win at the moment, I better predict that he will be nominated, even though I do think he very well might be snubbed by Bafta. Also Carell and Gyllenhaal could both have a spot, in fact maybe Gyllenhaal is already a lock since I think most of us did not think he'd make it anywhere at first due to the nature of his role, which appears not to be a problem. Also I would not completely count out someone like Bradley Cooper who may have a late surge for American Sniper, or even Ralph Fiennes or Timothy Spall if the academy just ends up loving their films more than expected. One other note before I go to the other category is that someone may end up like Tom Hanks last year, if it's anyone I would have to guess Benedict Cumberbatch is the one who misses out.
Now I guess this is the five. It seems someone should miss out but who is the replacement? Josh Brolin maybe, Miyavi maybe, who knows maybe F. Murray Abraham finally gets his second nomination. I have feeling if one film is loved more by the Academy than the precursors you will see it here, or these just are the nominees. What also does not help is most recently when an actor's sole major support is from BAFTA in this category it often does not carry over such as Hoffman and Broadbent in 2011, and unfortunately Brendan Gleeson and Brad Pitt in 2008. So if anyone else shows up differently history is against him although history can always change.