2022 Best Actor

Brendan Fraser
The Whale
Colin Farrell
The Banshees of Inisherin
Austin Butler
Bill Nighy
Tom Cruise
Top Gun: Maverick
No nominationsNo nominationsNo nominationsNo nominations3 nominations
Regardless of how people can’t get onboard with the film, he is a contender for the winUnstoppable along with the filmIf people who hate the film like his performance. Seems like a sure thingThey are having a tough time getting the film seen, but his reputation and critical raves should propel himLooks like a photo finish to see if Cruise can make the lineup
Paul Mescal
Tom Hanks
A Man Called Otto
Gabriel LaBelle
The Fabelmans
Diego Calva
Jeremy Pope
The Inspection
No nominations6 nominations
2 wins
No nominationsNo nominationsNo nominations
Quiet emotional performances have issues getting attention. I think it’s what sinks himWell-regarded, but he isn’t the sure thing he used to be. Would be a shockWeird backlash to The Fabelmans didn’t help, but he could surpriseMay have had all the proper praise, but the film didn’t make the impact he had hoped forExceptional performance, but the film was far too underseen to make an impact
Hugh Jackman
The Son
Daniel Craig
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Adam Driver
White Noise
Jonathan Majors
Daniel Gimenez-Cacho
1 nominationNo nominations2 nominationsNo nominationsNo nominations
It’s gonna be a long road for Jackman if The Son‘s tepid response repeats outside its festival runHe’s obviously having a blast, but how seriously does the academy take these films?Baumbach isn’t exactly the Oscar favorite, but Driver is hard to escape these daysStarting to become a superstar is a good way to get a nod, but the film received a rather muted reactionInarritu is one of the best directors at getting his actors nominated. But, this film might be a tough ask