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July 26, 2016 at 1:10 pm #1201880411
This year both men are potential nominees for Sully and Fences. Who will the Academy feel more anxious to award their 3rd Oscar?
Fences makes Washington’s 7th overall nomination and his 5th in Best Actor. Sully makes Hanks’ 6th overall nomination all in Best Actor.
3/4: Brennan (all supporting)
4/12: Hepburn (all lead)
3/7: Bergman (2 lead, 1 supporting)
3/12: Nicholson (2 lead, 1 supporting)
3/19: Streep (2 lead, 1 supporting)
3/5: Day-Lewis (all lead)July 26, 2016 at 4:05 pm #1201880503
Of the two, I suspect Washington is likelier but I think it’s most probable neither triumphs. I’m not necessarily sold on Hanks as a nominee to begin with.
OSCAR FLASHBACK: Best Original Song (1982) – I Love You, Dorothy MichaelsJuly 26, 2016 at 5:47 pm #1201880549
This could be a real battle if the quality of the two projects is as stellar as projected.
Denzel Washington is recreating his Broadway performance as Troy Maxson in Fences, what is arguably the greatest play of what is arguably America’s greatest African American playwright. Troy drives a garbage truck in Pittsburgh. A talented athlete, Troy remains bitter over his inability to play professional baseball. His rage damages his relationship with his family. It is a tremendous vehicle that won a Tony Best Actor for both Washington and James Earl Jones in the original production.
Tom Hanks was recently reelected to the AMPAS Board of Governors. Yet, his failure to earn a Best Actor nomination for Bridge of Spies gave him the dubious honor of joining Cary Grant as the actor who starred in the most (six) Best Picture nominees without earning a Best Actor nomination. While his reelection to the Board of Governors demonstrates that Hanks is obviously popular with the membership, a whopping 16 years have passed since his last Oscar nomination for acting. In a rather odd circumstance for a two time winner of Best Actor, Hanks may well be considered overdue.July 26, 2016 at 6:10 pm #1201880572
Aww this would be like a Philadelphia reunion for them both. Personally I’d vote for a role played by Washington any day. Hanks will probably be amazing and understated like usual. However, I am holding out for a Gosling win.July 27, 2016 at 8:43 am #1201880750
Is there any reason we are just looking at Hanks and Washington? Why not throw Liam Neeson in there for Silence, who in my opinion should have won for Schindler’s List but lost to Hanks for Philadelphia. The Academy might be more apt to go with Neeson after loosing for Schindler’s List.
I think Neeson might be supporting in Silence; he’s currently third-billed after Garfield and Driver, and by the sounds of things the plot is centred around Garfield’s character.July 28, 2016 at 7:55 am #1201881102
You are doing nothing more than making comparisons between the two, I just invited a different comparison…what is wrong with that.
No. This is about these two men potentially winning their 3rd Oscar this year. If you want to talk about other people who could win their 1st Oscar start your own thread on the subject.July 28, 2016 at 9:39 am #1201881146
Clint Eastwood vs Denzel Washington.
A heavy-weight Director and a relative newbie; iconic thespian to boot. Very diverse subject matters.
One looks a lot ‘safer’ than the other….
Sight unseen, I’ll put my chip next to Hanks…for now.July 28, 2016 at 10:26 am #1201881153
I think Washington will win first. Hanks may be as well-regarded but Washington has been in the Oscars longer than Hanks has. Hanks’ first nomination was in 88 and he hasn’t been nominated since 2000.July 28, 2016 at 12:52 pm #1201881237
I think Washington will win first. Hanks may be as well-regarded but Washington has been in the Oscars longer than Hanks has. Hanks’ first nomination was in 88 and he hasn’t been nominated since 2000.
I think favoritism for Davis in her category will help Washington’s case for a 3rd one now. History will repeat itself. Where a black actress wins Best Actress and Washington takes Best Actor. After Oscars so white the Academy will welcome Fences with open arms as long as it’s good.