December 27, 2015 at 11:24 pm #204147
Nearly every year at least one actor gets nominated for an Academy Award without hitting any one of the big 3 US based precursors; SAG/GG/Critics Choice. So as of now who has the best chance of filling that precious slot?
In the past ten years, only 2006 was an exception.
-Bradley Cooper-American Sniper
-Jonah Hill-The Wolf of Wall Street
-Jacki Weaver-Silver Linings Playbook
-Gary Oldman-Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
-Max von Sydow-Extremely Loud&Incredibly Close
-Maggie Gyllenhaal-Crazy Heart
-Michael Shannon-Revolutionary Road
-Tommy Lee Jones-In the Valley of Elah
-Laura Linney-The Savages
-William Hurt-A History of ViolenceDecember 27, 2015 at 11:34 pm #204149
Please add Helen Mirren, so I could add mu WTF vote 🙂December 28, 2015 at 3:19 am #204150
How would Helen Mirren be a “WTF” nominee with two SAG nominations and many critics mentions? Look at the past ‘WTF nominees’ – they had zero support before the Oscar nomination.December 28, 2015 at 4:22 am #204151
LOL, gotta agree that Helen Mirren is definitely not. She has too many mentions. I don’t think the poster understands what this thread is. hahaDecember 28, 2015 at 4:27 am #204152
For now, I think the most possible might be Michael Caine and Michael Keaton. The Academy tends to nom an older, respected actor and if you look at the contenders now, there is not one such actor. Dicaprio, Fassbender, Redmayne, Damon, Cranston, Smith, Depp are not really those. And besides Cranston, the other 5 are those “studs” that the Academy apparently loves to hate. So it might be possible that Caine sneaks in.
And Keaton, with preferential voting, might have those small pool of voters who might rank him #1 and just push him into the nominees circle. Doesn’t hurt that he was just nominated last year.
But with this year’s quite open races for almost everything for a nomination, who knows right? we could get a few of these people in.December 28, 2015 at 6:53 am #204153
I still believe Joan Allen has a big chance. She’s in my 7th spot at the momentDecember 28, 2015 at 6:58 am #204154
My pick is Stewart but I really think that Caine can get the nom (and if he does that probably will shake up best actor a bit)December 28, 2015 at 7:04 am #204155
Marion Cotillard in Macbeth.December 28, 2015 at 7:20 am #204156
It depends on which film the Academy embraces more than many are expecting.
If it’s Sicario, Benicio Del Toro.
If it’s Brooklyn, Julie Walters.
If it’s The Hateful Eight, Samuel L. Jackson.
And I know they have nominations already, but I think WTFs could still include (because they’re so far out of the race in almost all predictions):
If it’s The Big Short, Steve Carell.
If it’s The Revenant, Tom Hardy.
If it’s Mad Max, Charlize Theron.
But it won’t be Room so y’all can stop with the Joan Allen nonsense.December 28, 2015 at 7:45 am #204157
Daisy Ridley, Star Wars: The Force AwakensDecember 28, 2015 at 8:41 am #204159
From the options listed, I selected Kristen Stewart, but my personal pick remains Seth Rogen in Steve Jobs. If the film maintains solid support from the acting branch and the supporting actor category remains fluid, I could totally see him getting in.December 28, 2015 at 10:23 am #204161
It’s one thing to not be nominated anywhere (Jonah Hill, Gary Oldman) it’s another thing being a WTF nominee (Dern, Weaver).
Helen Mirren wouldn’t be WTF.
My guess is that Michael Caine and Ian McKellen who are being talked about in this weak year for Leading Actors fill that description. Even if somebody is talking about it it’s stil WTF because they’re so far away in this race and plenty of people predicting them haven’t actually watched their films and never will.