March 19, 2015 at 4:12 pm #550545
Of the last ten Oscar-less actors who have won the Golden Globe for Best Actor (Motion Picture Musical or Comedy), who do you think is most likely to win an Academy Award someday for acting?March 19, 2015 at 5:24 pm #550547
SachaMarch 20, 2015 at 4:17 am #550548
Honestly, I can see all of them winning, but some more than the others
Joaquin Phoenix and Leonardo DiCaprio will obviously win, and maybe even more than once. Joaquin I can see winning in the next five years, while I have a feeling that Leo is doing to have to wait until his old age to win. To me, they are the contemporary De Niro and Pacino, and while Joaquin just needs his Raging Bull, Leo is going to need to settle for something crowd-pleasing to win his career Oscar. However, I could see a situation where DiCaprio is undeniable for The Crowded Room. Or alternatively, in a disastrous world, Leo goes completely Oscarless for his entire career, which I don’t think is likely, because the narrative for him to win eventually is too strong.
As much as some people on this forum don’t want to believe it, we are not done with Michael Keaton just yet. Birdman was only the beginning – we are going to see Keaton rise up in stature and get some great roles, and his role in Spotlight could get him a win in Supporting, or if he is good in The Founder, then I can see him winning for that as well. Keaton is not done, and I am excited for his career moving forward.
Robert Downey Jr, Hugh Jackman and Colin Farell strike me as people who could go Oscarless, but could get an acclaimed role in a biopic and absolutely sweep. Downey Jr was absolutely worthy for Tropic Thunder, and Colin Farell would have been a worthy winner for In Bruges. Hugh Jackman hasn’t truly impressed me in a film yet, but I can see the right role coming along for him.
Paul Giamatti will definitely win in Supporting one day for a memorable supporting role in an indie, or for a villain role. I think his SAG win shows considerable support for him in the future, and the right role will equal Oscar gold for him (I think he easily gave the best male performance of the year in American Splendor)
Bill Murray is an odd one. Sure, he’s come close in 2003 – but the man doesn’t have an agent, chooses films that he finds charming, which are normally not quite on the Oscar radar, and his attitude during the 2003 race wasn’t very pleasant. I love the dude, but I don’t know if he can win. I hope he can, and I think if he gives a performance in a Sundance hit like Whiplash, he could sweep Supporting
Johnny Depp first needs to concentrate on getting his career out of the gutter. I like him a lot, but he needs to fix his career before it goes to the point of no return. Right now, I don’t see him ever winning, just because he’s been cashing in.
Sacha Baron Cohen is the only one I can’t see winning. I think Borat is a hilarious masterpiece, but I don’t see him ever winning an acting Oscar. He was going to play Freddie Mercury, and that could’ve been his ticket, but he dropped out. Its not that he’s a bad actor, but its just how likely are the AMPAS to ever like his brand of humor or acting style?March 20, 2015 at 4:05 pm #550549
Di Caprio, Phoenix and Downey Junior will win in the future.
Don’t know if it will be 2018, 2028 or 2048.
Oh, and Murray too (Him specially in supporting).
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