Best Actor

Awards Nominations:

Gotham Award Winner
* Independent Spirit Award Nominee
National Board of Review Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Winner
Golden Globe Winner
* Screen Actors Guild Nominee
National Society of Film Critics Winner
* BAFTA Nominee

The Low Down

What once seemed like a two person race has quickly become a sweep for Joaquin Phoenix. The combination of the industry coalescing behind Joker (the nomination count leader, 11) and Phoenix never having won before is apparently too irresistible for voters. Better luck next time Adam Driver. 

The Frontrunners

  1. Joaquin Phoenix, Joker**++
  2. Adam Driver, Marriage Story**+
  3. Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory+++
  4. Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon A Time In… Hollywood*
  5. Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes*