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    I’d like to think Julia Louis-Dreyfuss has the BEST chance to win an Oscar sometime in the future, but these things are so hard to predict. Its all about the role, buzz, and timing.

    Let’s be honest…did any of us think Jared Leto would win an Oscar before Julianne Moore(and countless others…)?

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    One choice doesn’t fit the “current” bill, but sort of current, and that’s Steve Carell. He looks chilling in “Foxcatcher,” and he should have been a nominee already for “Little Miss Sunshine.”

    Most of the others I could think of have already been mentioned. Bryan Cranston, Edie Falco, Jon Hamm, Tina Fey, Jeff Daniels, Steve Buscemi, Kerry Washington, Claire Danes (time to catch up to Jared Leto now lol!), Damian Lewis, etc. I’ll also throw in some younger names that apply and sort of apply, like Lena Dunham (I could see her win a screenplay Oscar in the same vein of Tina Fey, only for something “darker” in content), Aaron Paul (why not? he more than has the chops for an Oscar run), Freddie Highmore (I think he’s going to have a Benedict Cumberbatch-like breakthrough in the next ten years, and I’d like to think that he made a big impression with voters way back when for “Finding Neverland”), Chloë Grace Moretz (many won’t agree with her on the list, but whatever, I think she’s a major talent), and Keke Palmer (great screen presence when she’s cast appropriately in roles). Any of them could find themselves in Oscar glory, and it’s cool to say that we followed them when they were on “lowly” television, pffff.

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    [quote=”babypook”]

    [quote=”TinoPecchia”][quote=”babypook”][quote=”TinoPecchia”]Emmy Rossum- (she has an excellent singing voice, if that My Fair Lady remake ever happens cast her)
    Louis C.K.
    Jon Hamm
    Seth MacFarlane 
    Mads Mikkelsen
    Sarah Paulson
    Robin Wright
     

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    Out of all the film work I’ve seen from them. They got the most potential I’ve seen, Mads was great in A Royal Affair , Sarah was great in 12 Years a Slave and Robin was great in The Princess Bride (not the most recent example but still a good one).[/quote]

     

    I may have misunderstood the question. I’ve never equated these actors as television actors but due to my ignorance I’ll check it out and see just what TV shows they’ve done.

    I’d say all three of these actors have been egregiously overlooked for their film work.

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    Mads is the lead on Hannibal
    Sarah is on American Horror Story
    Robin is in House of Cards on Netflix

    This is their main television work. Hope it helps [/quote]

    Thanks Espeon. People have told me that both Hannibal and HoC are great shows. I dont know anyone who watches AHS but it’s beloved by some around here.

    I’m truly surprised seeing Mads is in a recurring tv show. The guy can play anyone in anything.

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    I recall a thread like this several years ago and if I remember correctly, Katherine Heigl’s name came up quite a few times. Where’s her Oscar buzz now?

    For me it’s much more interesting to read speculation on who the out-of-nowhere stars will be. It’s easy to guess the famous names (or people who are already big film stars but who just happened to have appeared on television recently) but the reality is that most of the TV actors who became Oscar nominees are rarely obvious (George Clooney being an exception). When their shows originally ran and they were just regular television actors, were people predicting Big Things from them? Sure, Tom Hanks was a lock in 1993, but who was predicting that when he was on Bosom Buddies? Who was predicting Kevin the PA or Jordan Catalano would be Oscar winners? Or that Daniel Desario would have a nomination, Jen Lindley would have 3 nominations and Carly Reynolds would have 2 Oscars? Basically, it’s rarely the obvious choice who goes onto an Oscar-laden career. It does appear that teen angst dramas or teen angst parodies are a good breeding ground for Oscar hopefuls, though.

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    What about Bryan Cranston? With all the kudos he’s received for his tv work, and now with his face in Godzilla which should raise his profile with non television watchers, who knows?

     

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    Claire Danes

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