2022 Best Actor

Brendan Fraser
The Whale
Austin Butler
Elvis
Colin Farrell
The Banshees of Inisherin
Bill Nighy
Living
Hugh Jackman
The Son
No nominationsNo nominationsNo nominationsNo nominations1 nomination
On the comeback trail with a large rooting force. The film’s content could be the big hurdleIf people who hate the film like his performance. Seems like a sure thingFarrell does his best work with McDonough and if the film hits, it would be easy to see him go along for the rideBeloved by the industry, it’s way past time to honor the actor. Is the film too small? Will it get a push?It’s gonna be a long road for Jackman if The Son‘s tepid response repeats outside its festival run
ALTERNATIVES
Jeremy Pope
The Inspection
Adam Driver
White Noise
Diego Calva
Babylon
Gabriel LaBelle
The Fabelmans
Tom Hanks
A Man Called Otto
No nominations2 nominationsNo nominationsNo nominations6 nominations
2 wins
Lots of positive goodwill from TV and Broadway. All depends on how the public responds to the filmBaumbach isn’t exactly the Oscar favorite, but Driver is hard to escape these daysConfirmed as Lead, could be in line for a ton of breakthrough noticesBeing the star of a potential BP nominee goes a long way. But, he’s young and he’s unknownOne of the few unseen mysteries left in the year. If he is better than decent, he might be able to crack the top five
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Daniel Gimenez-Cacho
Bardo
Kelvin Harrison Jr
Chevalier
Tom Cruise
Top Gun: Maverick
Daniel Craig
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Timothee Chalamet
Bones & All
No nominationsNo nominations4 nominationsNo nominations1 nomination
Inarritu is one of the best directors at getting his actors nominated. But, this film might be a tough askAnyone who saw Luce knows he’s destined for greatness. The film earned a mix reception, but his performance has been critically laudedWe have to take everything with Maverick seriously. The numbers can’t be ignored. Cruise will get some considerationHe’s obviously having a blast, but how seriously does the academy take these films?The kind of Guadagnino film we are getting will determine how seriously we need to take Chalamet