While it looks like Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) WILL win Best Actor at the Oscars after his recent victories at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice and SAG Awards, fans are crying that Timothee Chalamet (“Call Me By Your Name”) SHOULD win. Based on the early results of our 2018 Oscars Dream Ballot, which asks our readers to pick their favorites in all 24 categories, things are looking peachy for Chalamet as he leads with 48% for his role as queer teen Elio in Luca Guadagnino‘s coming-of-age drama.
“Call Me By Your Name” earned four Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor for Chalamet, Best Adapted Screenplay for James Ivory and Best Original Song for “The Mystery of Love.” Fans’ passionate love affair for this sensitive film, which is based on Andre Aciman‘s 2007 novel, is like no other as it also leads our Dream Ballot for what should win Best Picture.
Not to be outdone, Oldman still has strong support (30%) from our Dream Ballot respondents who hope he prevails for playing British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. In third place is Daniel Day-Lewis for his role as dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock in “Phantom Thread” at 11%.
Close behind is Daniel Kaluuya‘s role as victimized boyfriend Chris Washington in “Get Out” at 10%. Rounding out our Dream Ballot results is Denzel Washington as the titular “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” with 1% of the vote.
Read on to see the early results between who WILL and SHOULD win Best Actor at the Oscars, then be sure to cast your own votes in our Dream Ballot.
Who WILL win Best Actor? — based on Gold Derby’s racetrack odds
1st place: Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) at 2/13 odds
2nd place: Timothee Chalamet (“Call Me By Your Name”) at 14/1 odds
3rd place: Daniel Day-Lewis (“Phantom Thread”) at 40/1 odds
4th place: Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”) at 50/1 odds
5th place: Denzel Washington (“Roman J. Israel, Esq.”) at 100/1 odds
Who SHOULD win Best Actor? — based on votes by readers like you
1st place: Timothee Chalamet (“Call Me By Your Name”) at 48%
2nd place: Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) at 30%
3rd place: Daniel Day-Lewis (“Phantom Thread”) at 11%
4th place: Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”) at 10%
5th place: Denzel Washington (“Roman J. Israel, Esq.”) at 1%
Be sure to make your Oscar predictions so that Hollywood insiders can see how their films and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on March 4. And join in the fierce debate over the 2018 Oscars taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our movie forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.