Are the Afflecks about to go where no two brothers have gone before? While Casey Affleck is in striking distance to win the Best Actor Oscar for his haunting performance in “Manchester by the Sea,” Ben Affleck is the favorite to prevail at the Razzie Awards for Worst Actor (“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”) and Worst Screen Combo (with Henry Cavill). Who do you think has a better shot at next weekend’s awards ceremonies: Casey at the Oscars or Ben at the Razzies? Vote in our poll below.
After winning precursor awards at the BAFTAs, Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice, Casey now has the support of 13 Oscar experts from major media outlets, but that still doesn’t make him the frontrunner to win Best Actor. Denzel Washington (“Fences”) actually has the backing of 14 experts, which translates to leading 21/20 odds of winning his third Oscar, just ahead of Casey’s odds of 6/5. This would be Casey’s first Oscar triumph, though his brother Ben already has a pair.
Ben’s Oscar victories came for writing the screenplay for “Good Will Hunting” (1997) and producing Best Picture champ “Argo” (2012), while his Razzie trophy was for Worst Actor for the combined three films of “Daredevil”/”Gigli”/”Paycheck” (2003). Three years ago Affleck was honored with the Razzie Redeemer Award for his “Argo” comeback, but thanks to the stink bomb that is “Batman v Superman” he’s back in their cross-hairs once again.
Interestingly enough, Ben is one of 16 performers to prevail at both the Oscars and the Razzies. Others on the list include Eddie Redmayne (Oscar for “The Theory of Everything,” Razzie for “Jupiter Ascending”), Sandra Bullock (Oscar for “The Blind Side,” Razzie for “All About Steve”) and Halle Berry (Oscar for “Monster’s Ball,” Razzie for “Catwoman”). Click through our photo gallery above to see all 16.
So which of the two Affleck brothers do you think has the best chance of taking home an award next weekend? After voting in our poll below, be sure to sound off in our notorious movie forums, where Hollywood insiders hide behind cyber handles.
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