Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Oscar Nominees: Best Actor in a Leading Role

My predictions: 5/5
My ballot: Come back in February!
The nominees: Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea), Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge), Ryan Gosling (La La Land), Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic), Denzel Washington (Fences)

Well, no surprises here. Mortensen pulled through all the way from his Globe and SAG nods, though he is the lone representative of his film today. That’s not true of any of the other four, which all scored Best Picture bids and healthy nomination totals. I still can’t understand why Tom Hanks wasn’t ever a serious contender for “Sully,” but oh well. Congratulations to Garfield on his first nomination, even if I think I would have left him off.

My current bet to win: It should be Affleck - nothing about the race has changed.

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