It was announced on Monday, December 4, that Armie Hammer is preparing to make his Broadway debut in the play “Straight White Men.” That means he could be in a position to make a play for the Tony Awards after potentially winning an Oscar: he’s a current contender for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the romantic drama “Call Me by Your Name.”
“Straight White Men,” which was previously stage Off-Broadway in 2014, is written by Young Jean Lee and follows a man and his three adult sons who come together during Christmas and confront their privilege. It will be produced by Second Stage Theater and is set to co-star Tom Skerritt in his second Broadway production following his role in “A Time to Kill” in 2013. Tony winner Anna D. Shapiro (“August: Osage County,” 2008) will direct the production, which begins previews on June 29 before opening on July 23.
Hammer might be an Oscar winner by then. He currently ranks among our top five contenders for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in “Call Me by Your Name” as Oliver, a graduate student who falls in love with his professor’s son (Timothee Chalamet) during a summer studying in Italy. Hammer is even tipped to win by one of our Top 24 Users, who got the highest scores predicting last year’s Oscar nominations. This would be the first Oscar bid for Hammer, though he has been on the awards radar before; he earned SAG Award nominations as a member of the ensemble of “The Social Network” (2010) and for his supporting role in “J. Edgar” (2011).
Do you think he’ll be a hit on the rialto?
Be sure to make your Oscar nomination predictions so that Hollywood studio executives and top name stars can see how their films are faring in our Academy Awards odds. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominees are announced on January 23. And join in the fierce debate over the 2018 Oscars taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our film forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.