Best Actor

Awards Nominations:

Gotham Award Nomination

Predictions (10/9): What a THIN category this year, not that it matters because it doesn’t seem like anyone could wrestle this trophy from Gary Oldman’s fingers anyway. The young Timothée Chalamet seems like his biggest competitor right now, although he’s a lot younger than Best Actor typically goes for. But the raves for his Call Me By Your Name performance, the weak year and the fact he’s in several other high-profile films may just be enough to drown out all that. 

The biggest questions, as of now, are whether or not the PTA project with three time winner Daniel Day Lewis will:

  1. Finish filming/come out in time for the year
  2. Be any good

Same goes for Jackman, whose film looks to revolve around his performance and play on his musicality/charm/star power. Last time he was nominated was for Les Miserables. And then, of course, there’s The Post

The Frontrunners

  1. Gary Oldman, The Darkest Hour 
  2. Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name*

Looking Good

  1. Jake Gyllenhaal, Stronger

On the Bubble

  1. Andrew Garfield, Breathe
  2. Steve Carrell, Battle of the Sexes or Last Flag Flying
  3. Bryan Cranston, Last Flag Flying
  4. Denzel Washington, Roman Israel ESQ
  5. James Franco, The Disaster Artist*

Question Marks

  1. Daniel Day Lewis, Phantom Thread
  2. Hugh Jackman, The Greatest Showman
  3. Tom Hanks, The Post
  4. Chadwick Boseman, Marshall