Oscar Watch – Best Actor

Jean Dujardin - The Artist - 2012 Best Actor

Jean Dujardin – The Artist – 2012 Best Actor

The nominees for Best Actor this year are –

  • Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
  • Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
  • Denzel Washington – Flight
  • Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables

In theory this should be the easiest category to handicap but take a look at the following festival winners first –

  • Daniel Day Lewis – Golden Globes (Drama)
  • Hugh Jackman – Golden Globe (Comedy/Musical)
  • Daniel Day Lewis – Screen Actor’s Guild
  • Daniel Day Lewis – Chicago Film Critics
  • Daniel Day Lewis – New York Film Critics
  • Daniel Day – Lewis – BAFTA

Ok, that kinda takes the drama out of the nominations and picking a winner especially when you consider Daniel Day-Lewis’s Oscar track record –

  • My Left Foot – Best Actor Winner – 1990
  • In The Name Of The Father – Best Actor Nominee – 1994
  • Gangs Of New York – Best Actor Nominee – 2003
  • There Will Be Blood – Best Actor Winner – 2008

The man has made 10 movies since 1990 and he has been nominated 4 times!  I really cannot expect anyone else to win this thing but I guess you never know.

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