UPDATED – FEBRUARY 23, 2017 – FINAL PREDICTIONS – Mahershala Ali seems to be following the path that Alicia Vikander did last year.  BFCA and SAG wins will bring him to the finish line but BAFTA winner Dev Patel could make a play in the end.  I’ve also been very tempted go choose the popular character actor known as Michael Shannon.  There’s tons of respect for him in the industry and he could eek it out in the end in a shocker.  

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  1. Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight
  2. Michael Shannon – “Nocturnal Animals
  3. Dev Patel – “Lion
  4. Jeff Bridges – “Hell or High Water
  5. Lucas Hedges – “Manchester by the Sea

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  • Calvin Philips

    Any possibility of Willem Dafoe for TFiOS? Tony Revolori (or someone else) for The Grand Budapest Hotel?

  • Joshua Black

    paul dano is due man, hes been snubbed a lot, I thought he was amazing in Prisoners as well as Little Miss Sunshine and TWBB among others

  • ShortMlee

    I’m sorry but ever since the Kids Are All Right came out, a completely disgraceful film for the gay community and understandably HATED by so many gay women. It’s hard to feel “love” of any kind for Ruffalo. Why that film became popular is mind-boggling.

    • Marcus Adriano

      Could you develop this afirmation? Why is it hated by the gay community?

    • Anthony Moseley

      Ruffalo’s nomination for that film was definitely head scratching. I thought Andrew Garfield deserved the 5th spot far more.

    • Austin

      I know I saw that film it was a pretentious and disgusting Oscar bait film that is an insult to gay and straight people everywhere How it got a Best Picture nomination is still a mystery

  • Brett Greer

    Andy Serkis has been overlooked long enough he deserves a nomination!!!

  • Yeehaw

    Dano missed out on TWBB? BUAHAHAHAHA! Nice. Overrated by hipster movie elitists around the world. He’s one of the worst actors today.

    • Austin

      Have you seen Love and Mercy he was amazing in that

  • Sam Coff

    I think Depp’s nomination will depend on how….weird….he does it. It hunk if he plays it like a real role, he’ll get in. If he goes weird again, it’ll just be another thing for everyone to yell about.

  • Max Conoley

    Oscar Isaac is the lead in A Most Violent Year.

  • Wait, Ethan Hawke is at #32? At LEAST rank him higher than Edgerton.

  • Blake

    I noticed you guys used to have Joaquin as the supporting actor in The Immigrant (or at least I thought) but have moved him to lead–COMLETELY agree! Have you thought about Jeremy Renner’s performance as a potential supporting contender tho? I actually liked him more than Joaquin & it was a true supporting performance. Renner already earned an accolade for it from another movie/awards site, in addition to winning the ensemble award w/ Cotillard and Joaquin at Newport film fest. I doubt that either of the men will get anywhere near the big awards, but if u ask me, neither Renner or Phoenix are done roping in smaller awards for their work here just yet.

  • 😉 Holding steady!?!? LOL

  • lukebaggins

    maybe consider Jason sudeikis for Race

  • John

    Are you saying Liam Neeson deserved Oscars for Taken?

  • Marwin 1994

    CHRISTOPH WALTZ for Tulip Fever
    EDWARD NORTON for Collateral Beauty
    DANE DEHAAN for Tulip Fever
    LIAM NEESON – Silence
    NICHOLAS HOULT or HENRY CAVILL for Sand Castle

    • Austin

      Or Kurt Russell

  • Luke McGowan

    1. Liam Neeson (Silence)
    2. Vin Diesel (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk – I think that this is going to be like Argo, everyone expects they’ll reward the veteran without a nomination but then they’ll pick someone else)
    3. Oscar Isaac (The Promise – sounds like something he’ll cakewalk and hopefully get recognised)
    4. Nick Offerman (The Founder)
    5. Jackie Earl Haley (The Birth of a Nation)

    6. Steve Martin (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk)
    7. Brendan Gleeson (Live By Night – if it does in fact get a qualifying run)

    8. Warren Beaty (Rules Don’t Apply)
    9. Chris Tucker (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk)
    10. Kyle Chandler (Manchester By the Sea)

  • Matt St.Clair

    Mahershalal Ali, Moonlight
    Stephen Henderson, Fences (This year’s Mark Rylance, perhaps? Primary stage actor transitioning to film)
    Steve Martin, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
    Ben Mendelsohn, Una (I still believe this can happen. He’s also in Bloodline Season 2 and Rogue One this year to boost his profile.)
    Liam Neeson, Silence

  • Fernando Garcia

    And Alan Rickman? His final performance in Eye In The Sky is remarkable…

  • Luke McGowan

    I think they’d run Tye Sheridan in supporting and keep Alden Einrehach in lead. So I’d boot Huston and put Sheridan in his spot.

  • Evan

    Liam Neeson – Silence
    Edward Norton – Collateral Beauty
    Aaron Eckhart – Sully
    Armie Hammer – Birth of a Nation
    Jared Leto – Suicide Squad

  • Luke McGowan

    1. Liam Neeson (Silence)
    2. Vin Diesel (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk)
    3. Oscar Isaac (The Promise)
    4. Nick Offerman (The Founder)
    5. Marhershala Ali (Moonlight)

    6. Stephen Henderson (Fences)
    7. Tye Sheridan (The Yellow Birds)
    8. Steve Martin (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk)
    9. Brendan Gleeson (Live By Night)
    10. Edgar Ramirez (Gold)

  • Wizard

    Robert De Niro – Hands of Stone??????

  • Tee

    Frontrunners:
    1. Liam Neeson
    2. Marhershala Ali
    3. Jack Huston
    4. Oscar Isaac
    5. Robert De Niro

    Hopefuls:
    6. Steve Martin
    7. Aaron Ekchart
    8. Armie Hammer
    9. Ben Mendolson
    10. Kyle Chandler

    Dark Horses:
    11. Jared Leto
    12. Adam Driver
    13. Nick Offerman
    14. Craig Robinson
    15. Robert Pattinson

    • Austin

      16.Simon Helberg

  • Luke McGowan

    Tye Sheridan has the far weightier role than Jack Huston. Would be be co-lead or supporting?

  • John

    This is a really weak category.. None of them is really great excluding Liam Neeson

    • Chipper

      Having seen Moonlight, there is no doubt that Mahershala Ali deserves to be on that list. Blistering as Juan in the first act of that film.

  • I don’t understand why you people think Florence Foster Jenkins is a contender in any way, shape or form. Reviews aren’t really there, the release date is quite early, it’s just a dramatic comedy… Philomena it ain’t.

    • Luke McGowan

      Meryl is always a contender, and she frequently drags people along (see August: Osage County)

    • Jonathan

      “Reviews aren’t really there” – 88% on Rotten Tomatoes and 71 on Metacritic (pretty decent if you ask me)

      “The release date is quite early” – Films such as Mad Max: Fury Road, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Toy Story 3, Up, Seabiscuit, The Sixth Sense, Moulin Rouge!, Gladiator, Fargo, Babe, Braveheart, Forrest Gump and Four Weddings and a Funeral all received Best Picture nods, and they were released before Florence Foster Jenkins.

      The Academy loves period pieces and Streep and Frears’s work, so I’d say it has a good shot at quite a few categories (Picture, Actress, Supporting Actor, Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, Production Design)

  • Harry Bodell

    Just had the chance to see “Hell or High Water”. Incredible film (with the reviews to back it up, so far). Wondering what you think of Jeff Bridges’ and Ben Foster’s performances in this category. While I see Bridges listed in the unranked category, both actors give phenomenal performances that have been receiving critical praise (with some even considering this Bridges’ career best, as hard as that may be to believe). Chris Pine also gives a surprisingly superb performance, though I doubt he’s anything more than a mid-tier contender for Best Actor. The film itself is worth strong consideration in the other major categories despite the early release date (though that doesn’t seem to be hurting “Florence Foster Jenkins” in the rankings).

  • PhC

    Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
    Ben Mendolsohn – Una
    Liam Neeson – Silence
    Timothy Spall – Denial
    Ralph Fiennes – A Bigger Splash

    Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals
    Robert Pattinson – The Lost City of Z
    Jack Huston – The Yellow Birds
    Riz Ahmed – Una
    Mark Strong – “Miss Sloane”

  • Luke McGowan

    Timothy Spall deserves a shot in the arm after a heinous miss for Mr. Turner. He looks terrific in Denial, even better than Weisz.

  • Jonathan

    1. Liam Neeson (Silence)
    2. Steve Martin (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk)
    3, Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
    4. Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins)
    5. Kyle Chandler (Manchester by the Sea)

    IF Silence gets pushed to 2017, I’d replace Neeson with Aaron Eckhart (Sully).

  • Patrick Downing

    Reviews called DeNiro’s performance his best in many years.

    • Luke McGowan

      That’s not saying much.

  • Patrick Downing

    Hands of Stone. I agree.

  • Anthony Moseley

    It sucks that 10 Cloverfield Lane came out so early in the year that most people will forget about John Goodman’s amazing performance. Had the movie released this fall instead, I imagine he would have been a lock for a nomination.

  • Alec Glass

    Umm Lucas Hedges for Manchester by the Sea nowhere on this list? really?

  • Luke McGowan

    I really don’t see Grant or Eckhart happening, unless Eckhart’s ticket is Bleed for This. Every time I see Sully all I can do is laugh at that stupid moustache. I get the feeling that, unless Silence comes out, we haven’t seen the winner yet.

  • Chris Boothe

    Look for Jeff Bridges to catapult into the top 5. Hell or High Water is the critical hit of the Summer. Bridges is being heralded. It looks like’s going for the win here.

  • RTS

    I’m really surprised Lucas Hedges performance in “Manchester by the Sea” doesn’t appear on any of your lists. Is there a reason for this?

    • Alec Glass

      Based on his showing up in the predicted nominees for the critics choice predictions they put out, I’m assuming just an oversight

  • AwardsWatch

    Lucas Hedges is at #2 with the Gold Rush Gang at AwardsWatch, fwiw.

  • monteg

    1. Liam Neeson (Silence)
    2. Oscar Isaac – (The Promise)
    3. Steve Martin (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk)
    4. Edward Norton (Collateral Beauty)
    5. Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals ot Loving)

  • Jordan Breslow

    I think Simon Helberg stole Florence Foster Jenkins and should at least receive consideration.

  • Jonathan

    I (or anyone else) haven’t seen Rules Don’t Apply yet, but based on the trailer, I can’t see Beatty making it in. The film looks like a cartoon and Beatty’s performance looks like a failed comedic interpretation of Howard Hughes. But, you never know.

  • Luke McGowan

    Scott Feinberg doesn’t even have Steve Martin in his predictions. He’s pushing Garrett Hedlund. Honestly, I’m still predicting Vin Diesel.

  • Luke McGowan

    You can’t still be considering Eckhart in the five for Sully, he barely has anything that makes him stand out! It’s not even comparable to Hoffman’s performance in Charlie Wilson’s War.

  • Miles Allen

    Aaron Eckhart was nothing special in Sully when I saw it in theatres and I haven’t seen Florence Foster Jenkins but I can’t imagine Hugh Grant making the cut for something like that. I would replace those two with Lucas Hedges and Jeff Bridges.

    • Luke McGowan

      Timothy Spall and Lucas Hedges do more in their respective trailers than Eckhart does in his entire movie. Listening to the podcast, I get the logic of Sully being Eckhart’s representation but why are we so certain the Academy is seeking to annoit Eckhart this year? That’s the logic jump I’m trying to find.

    • michaeldal65

      I gotta say, I cannot stand Grant usually but I will not be surprised if he gets in for Florence… Its a lived-in performance, well pitched, and beautifully played.

  • NotSoAverageJoe

    Liam Neeson is NOT going to be nominated for Silence. I have read the book “Silence” and his character only is in 2 scenes and they are not even particularly long scenes nor do they have much leeway for his character to shine in. His character is important in that he is talked about a lot. So unless Scoresse drastically changes the size of his character I wouldn’t consider him an option. Also why have you guys not had Brimstone as ANY of your predictions? Its gotten pretty rave reviews at the Venice film festival as well as TIFF. Certainly has far better reviews than MANY of the movies you have here including Loving which you have in the top 5.

    • You have read the book, but you haven’t read the screenplay and you haven’t seen the film, so calm down.

      In the Japanese version, the role (played by Tamba Tetsuro) is pivotal to the ending, much like Col. Kurtz in Apocalypse Now. Scorsese’s film will be three hours long, so Neeson might have even more screentime than Tamba.

      • NotSoAverageJoe

        The difference is that Brando’s part gave him a lot to sink his teeth into despite being a small role. Neeson’s role in the book is not designed that way at all. The most his character does is have a simple conversation with another character 2 times, that’s it.

        In order for this to be an Oscar worthy role Scorsese would have to change it drastically.

  • NotSoAverageJoe

    I would love to see Guy Pearce get nominated for Brimstone.

  • Jonathan

    1. Liam Neeson (“Silence”)
    2. Michael Shannon (“Nocturnal Animals”)
    3. Stephen Henderson (“Fences”)
    4. Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”)
    5. Jeff Bridges (“Hell or High Water”)

    ALTERNATES:
    -Hugh Grant (“Florence Foster Jenkins”)
    -Steve Martin (“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”)
    -Aaron Eckhart (“Sully”)
    -Timothy Spall (“Denial”)
    -Lucas Hedges (“Manchester by the Sea”)

    • NotSoAverageJoe

      Liam Neeson is not going to be nominated, the character he is playing has a tiny part in the book. Also Ben Foster gave a way better performance in Hell or High Water he is the one who will get nominated.

      • Jonathan

        Interesting – I think Neeson will have an expanded role due to the three hour + runtime but even if his role is limited he could be amazing (quite a few have won with limited screentime)

        • NotSoAverageJoe

          Trust me it won’t happen. Scorsese would drastically have to change the story to give Neeson a substantial role. His character is completely absent from 95% of the book. And even when his character is in it he does not have a ton to do. It will not get him an Oscar nomination.

          I really don’t understand that. Bridges was good but really did not have a lot to do besides mumble and somewhat entertaining. Foster is completely riveting in every single scene he is in and had a far more demanding role.

          • Jonathan

            Good to know.

        • NotSoAverageJoe

          Also are you one of the guys who makes these list’s? Why don’t you have Brimstone listed anywhere? The performances are completely raved, they should deffinitly be in the top 40.

          • Jonathan

            Right now it has been getting mixed reviews

    • Austin

      What about Simon Helberg’s performance in FFJ He was very good in that film besides Jeff bridges is just doing his gruff cowboy shtick that he’s been doing since True Grit

      • Jonathan

        These predictions were three months ago, they would for sure be updated.

        Current Predictons:

        1. Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”)
        2. Hugh Grant (“Florence Foster Jenkins”)
        3. Jeff Bridges (“Hell or High Water”)
        4. Dev Patel (“Lion”)
        5. Mykelti Williamson (“Fences”)

        I don’t believe Helberg will be nominated simply because it’s not an Oscar-caliber performance, and the Globes nominated him because they are a lot more open and cool.

        Bridges will be nominated because he is a 6-time nominee (and winner for “Crazy Heart”), and obviously very well respected. He has showed up at Golden Globes, SAG, BFCA, and won the NBR. I don’t think he misses, especially since the film might be a Best Picture nominee.

        The surprise nominee I believe will be Mykelti Williamson, who has been in the industry for a long time and gave a heartbreaking performance in “Fences”. It would make sense for him to be carried on the ride along with Denzel and Viola.

  • shitbrick

    now steve martin is not a shoe in

  • Jonathan

    The predicted five

  • shitbrick

    johnation tell me your prediction 10 best picture nominations.

    • Jonathan

      1. “Silence”

      2. “La La Land”

      3. “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”

      4. “Fences”

      5. “Moonlight”

      6. “Loving”

      7. “Manchester by the Sea”

      8. “Lion”

      9. “Arrival”

      10. “The Founder”

  • shitbrick

    i guess you do not see hidden figures getting nom

    • Jonathan

      I’m not so sure it has a confirmed December limited release… 20th Century Fox hasn’t stated it does to my knowledge. If it does, I’d swap it with The Founder (I could see it going “The Blind Side” route, with Keaton winning Best Actor and it receiving a Best Picture nod)

  • Gioele Rafaschieri

    Best Supporting actor:
    Jeff Bridges Hell or High Heaven fantastic performance (THE WINNER)
    Liam NeEson (Silence)
    Steve Martin
    Hugh Grant
    Stephen Henderson (“Fences”):

    Best Actor Leading
    Casey Affleck
    “Manchester by the Sea”
    Joel Edgerton
    “Loving”
    Ryan Gosling
    “La La Land”
    Michael Keaton
    The Founder
    Ben Foster
    Hell or High Heaven

  • Jonathan

    I couldn’t see Eckhart making it in, as his work in “Sully” was acclaimed but isn’t deemed awards-worthy. And basing off the trailer, Beatty in “Rules Don’t Apply” looks like he’s just having fun – not an Oscar performance in my eyes. I’d replace them with your #6 and #7 – Ali and Henderson.

  • Luke McGowan

    Every time I see Aaron Eckhart predicted for Sully I throw up in my mouth.

    I’m still waiting for Vin Diesel to be a surprise thing for Billy Lynn. He had a similar very small role in Saving Private Ryan, if Ang Lee directs him well you just wait and see…Heath Ledger was just a pretty boy before Ang Lee got his hands on him.

    • Jonathan

      Watching the trailer for “Fast 7” and seeing “Academy Award Nominee Vin Diesel”? I couldn’t see it happening but Ang Lee gets great performances from his actors

      • Luke McGowan

        Never thought we’d see Academy Award nominee Matthew McConaughey at the start of Ghosts of Girlfriends Past either

    • Alec Glass

      Welp

      • Luke McGowan

        I don’t think anyone could have expected Billy Lynn to flop like this. I wrote this anticipating the film to be a smash hit

        • Alec Glass

          No I know, it was mostly tongue-in-cheek haha. Though I still don’t understand the anticipation for vin diesel, and I will note that he’s been cited as one of the worst parts of the movie lol

          • Luke McGowan

            I anticipated Stallone 12 months out too. Sometimes you just look at a director and a project and wonder if the actor will suddenly do amazing things. Never hurts to have it in writing when and if you are ever right

        • michaeldal65

          I did. Its such obvious Oscar-bait.

    • michaeldal65

      “Heath Ledger was just a pretty boy before Ang Lee got his hands on him.” What rubbish! Two Hands, Ned Kelly, and his work in Monster’s Ball was criminally underrated…

  • Luke McGowan

    There’s no way the Academy is going to rally around Florence Foster Jenkins for any reason. I just don’t see it. If Neeson doesnt sweep this category Shannon has it in the bag. I wish Tim Spall or Alan Rickman were in contention more

    • NotSoAverageJoe

      The character Liam Neeson plays in Silence is tiny. I have read the book and his character is not even in it till the last 40 pages and even then he is only in about 10 of those pages. Its not an Oscar worthy role trust me.

      I would say the only too really solid choices right now are Michael Shannon and Ben Foster

    • Gabriel Tiller

      “for any reason”

      It’s a glossy period drama that played well with older audiences, directed by Stephen Frears and starring Meryl Streep. I think it’s fair to say that it’s in the conversation to some degree.

      • Luke McGowan

        See Ricky and the Flash which ran a very similar argument and didn’t even get a Musical globe not for Queen Meryl. But we aren’t talking about Meryl we are talking about perennial snubee Hugh Grant. When was the last time a perennial snubbee got picked up for a movie as the film’s single nomination. Stanley’s Tucci is one but how often does it happen? And does it have to be a representation of several films?

        • Adventurer

          I agree. I don’t see Grant taking it either. He was marvelous, yes. But I see your argument as well, and I have the same feeling.

  • Luke McGowan

    Oh if Danny DeVito gets in I’ll be thrilled. He should have an acting nomination after his work in LA Confidential and The Rainmaker

    • Jonathan

      At least he is a Academy Award nominee (for producing “Erin Brockovich”)

      • Luke McGowan

        It’s not the same. It’s like how Brad Pitt has an Oscar but not for acting. It doesn’t count

        • Adventurer

          Or like Affleck and Damon.

          • Jonathan

            How doesn’t it count? An Academy Award nomination (or win) for ANY category is a great honor. Screenplay in the case for Affleck and Damon is a pretty big category.

            • Adventurer

              Yes, it is an honour, but winning an acting award for an actor is more heeded than a writing award.

  • Malvinna

    Mahershala Ali def should be higher!

  • notafanboy

    This list seriously underestimates Jeff Bridges. Shannon will not be nominated, Nocturnal Animals is too indie. Neither will the guy from Fences, because Viola and Denzel are going to take center stage there. As for Moonlight, it will probably go the way of Carol—a few acting nominations, maybe cinematography, but that’s it.

    • “Too indie”? Many Oscar nominees have came from very indie films before (Amy Adams in Junebug, Mare Winningham in Georgia, Laura Linney in The Savages, Catalina Moreno in Maria Full of Grace etc.) and Shannon is a previous nominee. Better think of a better reason not to bet on him.

    • Alec Glass

      As far as Jeff Bridges goes, that might be the case had they not given him his career award just a few years back. Given that it came out back at the end of summer, I feel like its gonna be a performance thats more likely to be forgotten that called back to. As far as Shannon goes, its worth noting that he’s a very well-liked actor, and a true “actor’s actor.” He got a SAG nomination last year for 99 Homes which was not only indie, but only moderately well reviewed, and his work in Nocturnal Animals is supposed to be a step above. Not to mention that Nocturnal Animals may be vaguely indie, but its still relatively within the Academy’s wheelhouse: Tom Ford’s last movie fared well with the academy too so he’s clearly on their radar. And yeah while Moonlight may go the way of Carol, I think it has better odds: Carol was well-received but not nearly as well as Moonlight is, which is getting more like Boyhood-level reviews, and while Carol was very cold and some weren’t pulled into it as much as others. My guess is Jackie will wind up being our Carol of the year, as its reviews seem to be similarly divisive: mostly positive, some overwhelmingly so, but a cold edge that’s put some viewers off.

    • Adventurer

      “Too indie” is a terrible reasoning to cast off nominees. There has been plethora of nods given to performances from Indie movies before. Also the rationale that Williamson is not a contender just because Davis and Washington are in the running is also a terrible one. There have been numerous cases of a film getting nominated for all the acting categories (Silver Lining Playbook, From Here to Eternity, American Hustle etc.). Hell, there have been cases of three acting wins going to one film.

  • Luke McGowan

    I think we should start considering Mykelti Williams. He’s been in lots of movies for the last 20 years and this could be his big break

    • Jonathan

      I agree. He also plays a baity role in “Fences” as Denzel’s character’s mentally ill brother.

      • Luke McGowan

        Just hope he doesn’t go full retard. Never go full retard

        • Jonathan

          Very true haha

  • Luke McGowan

    1. Neeson
    2. Mykelti Williams
    3. Bridges
    4. Shannon
    5. Ali

    I’m pegging Florence to get given the short end of the stick

  • Beth McGowan

    It’s a bit mad not to even mention Ashton Sanders, on this whole list of 60 names. He’s fantastic in Moonlight, probably my favourite performance in the film (which is saying something).

    • Beth McGowan

      I see you’ve added him to the last bit now, good. It’s a shame he isn’t more of a contender.

  • michaeldal65

    Don’t know whay Fiennes is listed here. His performance WAS the film. Only a truly gifted performer gives a performance like that…

  • Nihal Bhat

    neeson for sure. silence for sure one of the best films this year.

  • Tee

    I think Liam Neeson is the only surefire nominee unseen, since he’s the only real veteran. Hugh Grant has had a long career, yes, but he has no nominations to Neeson’s one

    • Jonathan

      Yeah, I think if Grant was nominated for “Four Weddings and a Funeral” like he should’ve been his chances would be greater. He won the BAFTA for Best Actor and the Golden Globe for Best Actor – Comedy or Musical but came up short for the nomination.

  • Kian

    Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    (Updated: November 03, 2016)

    1. Liam Neeson – “Silence”
    2. Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight”
    3. Lucas Hedges – “Manchester by the Sea”
    4. Hugh Grant – “Florence Foster Jenkins”
    5. Dev Patel – “Lion”

  • Kuuga

    Nunca retirem Liam Neeson da lista dos 5 primeiros.

  • Luke McGowan

    Oh no, Eckhart is back in the five…:'(

  • Brennan

    As much as I love Sully, Eckhart has no shot at being nominated.

    1.Ali 2. Neeson 3. Hedges 4. Grant 5. Sarsgaard

  • Lucas Le Moal

    i want mahershala ali, jeff bridges, lucas hedges, liam neeson and aaron eckhart

  • Maxi Pouce

    Did you remove Liam Neeson from the top 5 List? He’s even 7th now , why?

  • Alec Glass

    They love their vets but they do NOT love flooding it with vets. If the argument is that this is Hugh Grant’s year, and that Jeff Bridges is getting in alongside him, AND that they’re recognizing Beatty for his lackluster film, I reaaally don’t see them throwing Costner into the mix as well just because, unless he was AMAZING, in which case I think one of the aforementioned names has got to go… Unsure what that all means for Neeson, as he technically is a vet as well though admittedly doesn’t really feel like one… helps that he’s only been nominated once before.

    • Alec Glass

      OH I almost forgot, and with Annette Bening potentially winning best actress as well! I really think you may be overestimating the extent of impact the veterans’ narratives will have for this year…

  • Jonathan

    Kevin Costner (“Hidden Figures”) = Ed Harris (“Apollo 13”)?

  • Demetra

    Here’s what’s actually gonna happen:

    1. Mykelti Williamson (Fences)
    2. Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
    3. Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
    4. Adam Driver (Silence)
    5. Dev Patel (Lion)

  • rockyguy

    dOES COSTNER HAVE a shot at nom the reviews have not come out this website and variety seems like only one that linked him as front runner

  • PixarAnimator

    Dan Fogler (“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”)?

  • rockyguy

    variety does not link kevin ( or hidden figures) as a front runner anymore

  • Jonathan Low

    I do hope Patel is the flag bearer. We need an Asian actor represented this season, not to mention his performance is worthy.

  • rockyguy

    this mean kevin is not front runner anymore

  • Anthony Moseley

    Has Hugh Grant even been nominated for anything yet? Kind of hard to consider him in the running when he’s been coming up empty so far.

    • davi

      He got SAG nom, GG for Best Actor in Comedy, and BFCA for Best Comedy Actor. Pretty much like Christian Bale for The Big Short last year.

  • rockyguy

    grant has gotten a lot of critical award nom. its funny costner seemed like front runner early but he has not had a single nom for anything. costner chances are done

  • Daniel Motta

    My predictions:
    1. Mahershala Ali
    2. Hugh Grant
    3. Dev Patel
    4. Michael Shannon
    5. Ben Foster

  • Joshua Black

    1.ben foster
    2.Jeff bridges
    3.mahershala ali
    4.michael shannon
    5. Lucas hedges

  • adam

    Nocturnal Animals doesn’t have the buzz; out goes Michael Shannon. I’m guessing Foster and Bridges both make it in, along with Dev Patel, Lucas Hedges, and Mahershala Ali. The surprise will be the snub for Hugh Grant.

    • Alec Glass

      I wouldn’t be so sure about Shannon being out, even in the wake of not nabbing the SAG. He’s an actor’s actor, is crazy beloved among them, and it’ll be actors voting for his nomination. He doesn’t need his film to do so well. Won’t necessarily make it, but I don’t think he’s out for the count yet.

  • Truth

    I laughed out loud that Idris Elba is a contender in play for THE JUNGLE BOOK. He wasn’t even nominated for his brilliant performance in BEASTS… but he’s mentioned for voicing a CGI tiger?
    Come on now! Delete that (and the mention of Bill Murray for the same movie).

    I think Ali will win the award. He was moving in MOONLIGHT and the movie itself is unique and affecting. I heard that even Kirk Cameron and Cindy Brady have become more sensitive and open-minded to the gay community as a result of the film.

    • Calvin Damon

      Does that mean Kirk Cameron’s Saving the LGBT Community where he makes the case for the benefits of gay conversion therapy isn’t happening?

    • Alec Glass

      you’re equivocating very different things… Elba wasn’t nominated for Beasts but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t a contender… in fact he definitely was, he won the freakin SAG. Clayton isn’t predicting Elba to get nominated for Jungle Book either… so… as an unranked contender below 40, that puts this performance presumably far below his in Beasts, which could have been as high as #6…

  • PixarAnimator

    Diego Luna in Rogue One?

  • Daniel Hogan

    Why isn’t Aaron Taylor-Johnson on your list… at all?

    • He is. He’s #21

      • Dan Hogan

        I looked like 3 times. Only saw Eckhart when I searched for Aaron. One of us is crazy. I’m ok if it’s me.

        • Daniel Hogan

          Edit: I’m not crazy, you sly dog. Looked on another browser from before I posted, and Chris Messina was 21 with no ATJ. You almost got away with it 🙂

  • oscarstan

    Oh brother, Issey Ogata? You’ve got to be kidding me, he’s been nominated for nothing among the critics groups and shown up nowhere during this awards season. Lucas Hedges is easily in the top 5, especially coming off a nomination for Best Supporting Actor and a win for Best Young Actor at the Critics Choice Awards.

    • Ogata was runner-up in Los Angeles.

      Grant is a Golden Globe, BFCA (Comedy) and SAG nominee.

  • PixarAnimator

    Jason Sudekis in “Race”?

    • oscarstan

      no…just no

  • FM Talks

    Surprised but the attention Jeff Bridges is getting. Foster’s role is much stronger.

  • Tee

    1. Mahereshala Ali
    2. Hugh Grant
    3. Dev Patel
    4. Lucas Hedges
    Hell or High Water could be the Mad Max of this year- the only problem with that is that Mad Max scored no acting nominations. I know double dipping is a suicidal prediction I put Hedges above both for safety’s safe. Jeff Bridges’ industry veteran spot is taken by Grant, while Foster’s spot as lowkey actor looking for a first nod is taken by Patel. However, my entire prediction so far is first time nominees, so…
    5. Jeff Bridges

  • davi

    Do you think Peter Sarsgaard should nab the number #5 spot?

  • davi

    I think the five men will be:
    1. Ali
    2. Grant
    3. Patel
    4. Bridges
    5. Sarsgaard, the WTF nom

  • FM Talks

    I’m surprised by the attention Bridges is getting. If anyone gets nom from the film it should be Foster. Of the 5 predicted here, I rank Bridges last.

  • michaeldal65

    Couldn’t be happier about Ogata being added. Saw the lumbering, overlong SILENCE this week and he steals every scene he’s in. If it deserves to be nominated for anything, it is his very funny performance. The film is so damn reverent I don’t think anyone really registered the subtle comedy he brings to it.

    And can I assume you mean, by a WTF nomination, a nod that’s an unexpected surprise rather than a stupid one? THat may well be Driver in PATERSON. The Best Actor category isn’t too tight…

  • Joshua Black

    feeling like taylor-johnson should be closer to tenth

  • dion davis

    With Aaron Taylor-Johnson making it in for the Globes I would rank him in the top ten. Of the Nocturnal cast,he has the Oscar clip.

    • Joshua Black

      Lol

  • michaeldal65

    I hope you’re wrong. All Patel does is moon around looking soulful and mournful. His spot should be taken by Shannon (the clear winner I think) or Hedges.

  • FM Talks

    What happened to all the buzz for Liam Neeson for Silence??

    • Tee

      I think it’s just that he has such a small part he isn’t being considered.

      • FM Talks

        True.. but then I wonder why was their buzz in the first place.

        • Stein-Erik Rutledal

          Buzz was “overdue actor in Scorsese film” before anyone had seen the film. Just seemed like a classic Oscar narrative, but guilds haven’t been responding to Silence like expected.

          • FM Talks

            Thanks. I didn’t know he was being predicted before people saw the film. As I was watching it, I kept wondering what was I missing that I wasn’t getting the hpe.

  • Reece

    I don’t think that Mahershala Ali deserves the win, maybe a nomination, but definitely not a win. He probably will, but his performance was very average there was nothing above and beyond about it. It definitely was not a show-stealer for me, and he has in the film for like 10 minutes… :

    • FM Talks

      I agree. I would nominate Lucas Hedges, Ben Foster, and Mykelti Williamson over him.

  • Alfred

    Morris from America isn’t eligible.

  • Bryce

    Issey Ogata
    Jeff Bridges
    Lucas Hedges
    Mahershala Ali
    Michael Shannon

    Mahershala Ali will win. That guy did phenomenal in Moonlight.

  • Kian

    1. Mahershala Ali
    2. Lucas Hedges
    3. Jeff Bridges
    4. Dev Patel
    5. Hugh Grant

    Ali has been sweeping this category at any awards show so he is a sure win here. Grant’s place could easily be replaced by Michael Shannon, Ben Foster, or even Aaron Taylor-Johnson. But I want Grant to get the nod since he is long way overdue for a nomination. And I really don’t see Issey Ogata happening tbh.

    • Adventurer

      I fully agree with you. Ali’s sweeping this category so far, and don’t see any other actors giving him any competition. Although history of the category shows Academy loves to give this award out to veterans more than newcomers, but I don’t see that happening this year. Plus after last year’s racism criticism the propaganda pushing seems even more likely.

      • dean

        What propaganda pushing?, are you insinuating Ali does not deserve to win?, or that the Oscars will only give him the award because he is black?

        • Adventurer

          Well to keep the brevity, if they give Ali and Davis the awards, Denzel has low chances of winning. Because 3 Black actors taking 3 of the acting awards? I hear the buzz already. Let’s face it, everything in Hollywood is propaganda pushing.

        • FM Talks

          I don’t think Ali deserves to win. His performance is no stronger than the other male characters, nor is it stronger than the supporting actors in Fences or Ben Foster or Lucas Hedges.

  • Joshua Black

    Everyone is blind: it’s obvious that the best performance is bridges. They (the little dumb awards groups) aren’t rewarding it because he so recently won. I’m a huge Foster fan but this was not his best and he was out acted by the veteran. If oscar is something true than bridges will win; i think it will happen.

    • FM Talks

      I’m a Bridges fan and I don’t get the attention he’s getting for this performance.

  • 22cinema11

    Michael Shannon definitely deserves a nomination. And if any supporting actor from “Nocturnal Animals” gets in, it should be Shannon – he was way better than Aaron Taylor-Johnson in my opinion. (Although the whole cast of NA did a great acting job and should have been nominated or at least heavily considered for SAG Cast Ensemble.)

  • Alfred

    I believe, the 5 nominations will come out of these 12 actors: Ali, Bridges, Patel, Grant (he is supporting not leading as it was considered at the Globes, so Helberg doesn’t have a chance), Hedges, Ogata, Costner, Shannon and Johnson (both from Nocturnal Animals) and anyone from Fences (Williamson, Adepo, Henderson).

    • Alfred

      To be really honest anyone from Moonlight (Rhodes, Holland, Sanders) can be nominated along with the locked Ali, so I add these three to the 12 actors I’m referring above. In this category Moonlight has the biggest possibilities but unfortunately not for the other categories. Bukowski has said that this world is made for white straight male (although the big achievements through the years, he is so right), so playing black and lgbt themed in Moonlight it will cost to it and they will go with the typical safe choices: a yacht drama with an adult coping with a teen (that happened so many times at cinemas) or a typical musical reminiscent of the 50’s. When a temporary drama adresses so many universal subjects and is not historical, talking about slavery etc (because goverments accept some things only when it’s past, that’s why they praise only these films for the atonement of the past crimes/wars/genocides and when something is contemporary and socio-political is left in the ice). Blacks, natives and the whole universe is not only about history typical films but also for innovative films talking about our present days. This Bukowski line exists at the Oscars and imdb top 250 but I hope Academy will get over the safe choices and praise the best film of the year (along with I, Daniel Blake. These two films are masterpieces).

      • Alfred

        *When I wrote temporary drama I meant contemporary drama! Sorry English is not my mother tongue.

  • AyeAye

    You are dramatically underestimating Taylor Johnson. I mean 21st is a too low of a place. I’d put him in top 15, he’s a dark horse. I don’t believe he’ll get a nomination though.

    Ali, Shannon, Hedges, Patel and Grant are my top 5. Ali’s gonna win.

    • DaKardii

      I have him in my top 10, now that he actually won the GG. In fact, I think he actually has a better chance than Shannon, now.

      • AyeAye

        It was a WTF win. Shocking. And a true disappointment. Ali was much superior in his role.

  • sailingsam

    Dev Patel should win for Lions. Issei Ogata and Kevin Costner should both be nominated.

  • Alfred

    My final prediction nominees: Mahershala Ali “Moonlight“, Jeff Bridges “Hell or High Water“, Lucas Hedges “Manchester by the Sea“, Hugh Grant “Florence Foster Jenkins“ and Dev Patel “Lion“. Unfortunately the great performance of Michael Shannon in “Nocturnal Animals” ,although very close, it will be left out.

  • DaKardii

    My prediction so far (will update when BAFTA nominations are announced)

    -Mahershala Ali for Moonlight
    -Jeff Bridges for Hell or High Water
    -Dev Patel for Lion

    The other two will come from the following list: Hugh Grant for Florence Foster Jenkins, Lucas Hedges for Manchester by the Sea, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson for Nocturnal Animals.

    • AyeAye

      If Grant had gone Lead (he could still end up in Lead as we speak), he has less chances of an appearance among the nominees than he does in Supporting.

      • DaKardii

        Given the BAFTA results that have since come out, I now agree with you. Grant’s nomination has helped him, and now I consider him a guaranteed nominee, not just a wild card.

  • John

    Your logic for Shannon really doesn’t make any sense. George Burns won the lead Globe that year that’s why he wasn’t in supporting.

    • Adventurer

      I was thinking the same lol

    • DaKardii

      Shannon I think is ranked too high on this list. He’s been snubbed throughout the major awards season. Ironically, his co-star Aaron Taylor-Johnson has fared a lot better, and I think he should be in the top 5, not Shannon.

  • jmlatinsir

    Would love to see Ben Foster in this lineup. He was the best thing in Hell and High Water and that’s high praise considering the other high caliber performances, script, photography and direction.

    • FM Talks

      Agreed!

    • DaKardii

      I see Foster as a dark horse, to be honest.

  • DaKardii

    UPDATED AND FINAL PREDICTION, NOW THAT BAFTA NOMINATIONS ARE OUT

    Best Supporting Actor is locked up.

    -Mahershala Ali for Moonlight
    -Jeff Bridges for Hell or High Water
    -Hugh Grant for Florence Foster Jenkins
    -Dev Patel for Lion
    -Aaron Taylor-Johnson for Nocturnal Animals

  • Pokermask

    My predictions for Best Supporting Actor at the moment:
    Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
    Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
    Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
    Dev Patel – Lion
    Aaron Taylor-Johnson – Nocturnal Animals

    Top choice: Mahershala Ali – Moonlight

    • adertamilka .

      Hugh Grant is definitely getting in.

  • Alfred

    You overlook a very strong contender: Jack Raynor from “Sing street”.

  • Alfred

    Also Danny De Vito could have been in this list. He is great in “Wiener-dog”.

  • Alfred

    After PGA, DGA and Bafta here are my predictions considering all the 336 eligible films and not only the front-runners (in order):
    1. Mahersala Ali “Moonlight”
    2. Jeff Bridges “Hell or High Water”
    3. Lucas Hedges “Manchester by the sea”
    4. Dev Patel “Lion”
    5. Hugh Grant “Florence Foster Jenkins”
    *Still in big fight:
    6. Aaron-Taylor Johnson “Nocturnal Animals”
    7. Michael Shannon “Nocturnal Animals”
    8. Issey Ogata “Silence”
    9. Kevin Kostner “Hidden Figures”
    10. Mykelti Williamson “Fences” (surprise underdog)
    11. Stephen Henderson “Fences” (surprise underdog)
    12. Jovan Adepo “Fences” (surprise underdog)
    13. Jack Reynor “Sing Street” (surprise underdog)
    14. Danny DeVito “Wiener-Dog” (surprise underdog of a never nominated Hollywood star)
    15. Trevante Rhodes “Moonlight” (surprise underdog)
    16. Andre Holland “Moonlight” (surprise underdog)
    17. Ashton Sanders “Moonlight” (surprise underdog)

  • Mangesh Gaikwad

    # Supp. Actor ::
    1.Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)

    2.Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
    3.Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
    4.Dev Patel (Lion)
    &
    5.Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals) / Ben Foster(Hell or High Water) /Issey Ogata (Silence) / Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins) / Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals).

  • Tee

    1. Mahershala Ali
    2. Aaron Taylor-Johnson
    3. Dev Patel
    4. Jeff Bridges
    5. Hugh Grant

  • stevesailer

    I realize it was almost a year ago, but Alden Ehrenreich completely stole “Hail, Caesar!” from George Clooney and the rest of the famous cast as the cowboy actor.

    And he’s off to a big career being cast as Han Solo.

    Is the idea that he’s going to make so much money that he doesn’t need an Oscar?

    • AyeAye

      I agree. He stole the show from veterans like Clooney and Brolin.

  • CWGJr

    Hugh Grant was great in Florence Foster Jenkins, but he was the Lead Actor, not the Supporting Actor. The Supporting Actor in that movie was Simon Helberg. I would like to see them both get nominated in their respective categories.

  • Alfred

    I don’t know how else to write it! Morris from America isn’t eligible. You need update!

  • Alfred

    I’ve noticed that Golden Globes is more accurate for the screen time of a role than Oscars. Last year they nominated Alicia Vikander and Rooney Mara for actress in an obvious leading role whereas Oscars nominated them in supporting (and even gave it to Vikander). The same happens this year. Golden Globes nominated Hugh Grant in an obvious leading role (some times bigger screen even than Meryl Streep herself) whereas Oscars put him in supporting!!!!

    • Fabio González

      Putting them in supporting roles give them a higher chance to win, because the award is less desired. I hope Mahershala Ali wins.

      • Alfred

        Yes, but this is politics. They should consider the roles and the screening time as it is and not for giving chances to some actors and not putting them in a competitive category. It’s politics, no art and should be stopped!

        • AyeAye

          Mara was the central character in Carol from what I saw not Blanchet.

        • AyeAye

          Mara was the central character in Carol from what I saw not Blanchet.

          • michaeldal65

            Blanchett was infinitely better though…

            • AyeAye

              I meant the category. Blanchett should’ve gone supporting, Mara should’ve gone lead. They switched categories.

  • Damon Gallagher

    Aaron Johnson out of Big Five ? He’s got Golden Globe and a nomination in Bafta, i know he’s out from SAGA but at least he deserve a place on the First Five

  • 22cinema11

    My predictions for maybe the toughest category to predict:

    1. Mahershala Ali
    2. Jeff Bridges
    3. Hugh Grant
    4. Aaron Taylor-Johnson
    5. Lucas Hedges

    • AyeAye

      It’s the easiest category to predict along with Supporting Actress. lol

      • 22cinema11

        I don’t think so – Supporting Actress had pretty much the same nominees at most of the major awards, and Supporting Actor didn’t. There were a lot of long-shots and even favourites that could have got the nod – Hugh Grant, ATJ, Ben Foster, Mykelti Williamson or Stephen McKinley Henderson from “Fences”, even Kevin Costner or Issey Ogata could have got in. In Supporting Actress, the only question was whether Octavia Spencer or Greta Gerwig would take spot #5, and the Academy went with Spencer who got the nod from HFPA and SAG as well. So I didn’t think it was that easy to predict Supporting Actor this year (especially compared to Supporting Actress or Best Actor where we had only six realistic contenders with even spot #5 pretty much assured for Viggo Mortensen). On the other hand, I completely agree with what you wrote concerning Hugh Grant’s snub – I also think he ran the show in FFJ and should definitely have been nominated for maybe the most complex and nuanced role of his career.

        • AyeAye

          ATJ was not actually in the running except at BAFTA and Globes. McKinley and Williamson were nowhere in sight at the critics’ shows. Ogata was only honoured at LA Film Critcs. It’d have been more shocking if they had crawled their way in. Costner had even lower chances than them.

          The race was always between Ali, Patel, Grant, Hedges, Bridges and Shannon. While Foster was a strong contender, it was easier to predict Bridges going in instead.

  • DaKardii

    You need to change this page. Lucas Hedges was nominated, Hugh Grant was not.

  • DaKardii

    I got three out of five right. I’m SHOCKED that Aaron Taylor-Johnson got snubbed. Grant, I’m not TOO surprised, because he was all over the place on whether to be nominated for Lead or Supporting. He may have gone for Lead, and if he did, I’m not surprised at all that Hedges got nominated, because he was my number six. But Shannon’s nomination is genuinely shocking. His performance was great, but it was not as well-received by the critics.

  • AyeAye

    AJT was not snubbed considering he wasn’t even a frontrunner at any of the critics shows. Hedges being here was predictable as well as Patel & Bridges. What’s surprising is Grant snub in favour of Shannon. Grant dominated FFJ, and AMPAS nominating Streep but not Grant is offensive to the mind.

  • DaKardii

    MY PREDICTION FOR BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR WINNER

    Right now, the favorite is Mahershala Ali, though Bridges and Patel are potential spoilers. The chances of Hedges or Shannon winning are slim.

  • Elihu Robert Torres

    BEST PICTURE IS “HIDDEN FIGURES”

  • Alex German

    I really feel like a Michael Shannon nom, with almost no precursor support AND no Nocturnal Animals love, is a big sign that he could steal the category

  • Alfred

    Dev Patel is an obvious leading, he should have been there and in this category Sunny Pawar should have been in instead (his performance is phenomenal). But, underage actors are most of the time ignored (such as the previous year Room’s Jacob Tremblay who should have been nominated in the leading).

  • Adventurer

    Supporting Actor has so far been tumultuous at the televised shows. 3 different shows, 3 different winners. I’m still going for Ali though, based on his critic awards performance. But what if Bridges swoops in and takes the win? LOL That’d be a “eff you” moment.

  • Derrick

    Dev Patel won BAFTA last night, which a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS but I think it will be his ONLY win! Mahershala Ali will take the Oscars Sunday night; I’ve seen Moonlight last night and he did a great job in the film! Aaron Taylor Johnson is NOT a snub……….He SHOULDN’T have won the Golden Globes in the 1st place! Jeff Bridges could win but DON’T see it happening. Michael Shannon………..MAYBE! Lucas Hedges is NOT gonna win!

    • michaeldal65

      God I hope so. Patel’s work is beyond overrated. Its the wrong performance in there. That slot belonged to Sunny Pawar. Incredible work. The film loses its energy when he leaves.

      • Derrick

        I wouldn’t say it’s overrated! I saw ‘Lion’ and he was pretty good in the movie PLUS Dev is British so you know BAFTA will award it’s kind. And YES, Sunny Pawar did a SPLENDID job in that movie. I’m stunned he didn’t win Critics Choice for Young Actor! I was STUNNED as to why Dev submitted himself for Supporting because after watching the film, he’s more Lead than Supporting!
        I will watch ‘Manchester By The Sea’ Hopefully tonight to give my opinion!

  • life is a state of mind

    Jeff Bridges should win for truly supporting an average film – taking it to above average. But, he’s played a worn down, old southern boy a few times before (Crazy Heart, True Grit.) Mahershala Ali will most likely win and he deserves it. I wouldn’t be surprised or unhappy if Dev Patel pulls the upset.

  • My vote is for Mahershala Ali.

  • Lucas Le Moal

    surely the biggest category : when you realize that aaron taylor johnson, issey ogata, hugh grant, and ben foster are out, you’re shocked ! mahershala ali is the best, lucas hedges my favorite !

  • Calvin Damon

    I think Dev Patel won at BAFTA because he is british and I almost feel like they rewarded him for Slumdog Millionaire as much as Lion. He wasn’t nominated for Slumdog at Oscar so the nomination here is the makeup. The british also seemed to not relate to Moonlight as much as we Americans did, with it only receiving 4 noms and no wins, along with no Best Director nomination. I really think it’s still Ali’s at the Oscar’s

  • Pablo

    Jeff Bridges is amazing in Hell or High Water, but Mahershala Ali has a nice very short performance in Moonlight. Both great actors. Patel and Hedges have a life in front of them to win this.

  • FM Talks

    Disappointing group of nominees. Ben Foster should have been nominated over Bridges for that film. Ashton Sanders or Trevante Rhodes over Ali in Moonlight, even one of the supporting men in Fences.