You can never tell the future, especially in fickle Hollywood, and even more so when it comes to those mercurial Oscar voters. But there are several young talents who have quickly made names for themselves and ust need one well-timed project. Several have come close already: consider Miles Teller in "Whiplash," Shailene Woodley in "The Descendants" and Michael B. Jordan in "Fruitvale Station."
We asked our forum posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders, what other up-and-comers might be in line for an Oscar someday soon. Read some of their comments below, then join the discussion now.
Tye-Grr: The three you mentioned (Teller, Woodley, and Jordan). I'd throw in Emma Watson, Brie Larson, Elizabeth Olsen, and I'll add Keith Stanfield, Alicia Vikander (who very well could achieve that this year), Elle Fanning (also could do it this year for "About Ray"), and Chloe Grace Moretz.
Ryan Lapierre: I believe Woodley will pull off a J. Law and at least get nominated for an Oscar. Jordan could get nominated for "Creed" this year (unless it sucks like "Sucktastic 4").
Atypical: Mia Wasikowska is a big one. If Jennifer Lawrence can win an Oscar, I don't see why Shailene Woodley can't do the same. And considering how close Emma Stone was this very year (most likely the runner-up), I think it's just a matter of time for her … For the dudes, it'll be a tougher climb. One name that immediately comes to mind is Dane DeHaan (another screwed Emmy snub for "In Treatment"). Michael B. Jordan more than proved his awards worth in "Fruitvale Station." Same goes for Chadwick Boseman in "Get On Up."
Wixson: Hoping for Maika Monroe! I think she's terrific, and if I'm being honest, I don't see Shailene Woodley winning an Oscar. Perhaps a Golden Globe in 5-6 years.
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Photo: Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley in "The Spectacular Now." Credit: C./Everett/REX
Photo: Michael B. Jordan in "Fruitvale Station." Credit: Snap Stills/REX