Six Spot #8: Best Actor 2013

Oscar Question

Welcome back to The Six Spot! In case you missed last week’s 1997 Best Actor Six Spot, you can catch it here.

This week, I finally tackle what has by far been the most requested Six Spot: Best Actor 2013. But before we dive into that, I want to assure everyone that I do, indeed, know that female acting categories exist. I know that of the now eight Six Spots, only one has been dedicated to a female acting race. I promise I will continue to widen my focus as this series continues. It just so happens that, recently, the years I’ve looked at have had interesting Lead Acting and Directing races. Nevertheless, I have a very interesting Six Spot planned for Six Spot #10—so keep tuning in!

Here goes nothing!

 

The First Five Spots

Matthew McConaughey Jennifer Lawrence

The Academy Award nominees were…

  • Christian Bale, American Hustle
  • Bruce Dern, Nebraska
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
  • Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Breakdown of Seasonal Hardware

Chiwetel Ejiofor BAFTA

  • Christian Bale, American Hustle
    • Key Nominations: Golden Globe, BAFTA, BFCA (Comedy), BFCA (Lead Actor)
  • Bruce Dern, Nebraska
    • Key Wins: SAG, LAFCA, NBR
    • Key Nominations: Golden Globe, BAFTA, BFCA, Indie Spirits
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
    • Key Wins: Golden Globe (Musical/Comedy), BFCA (Comedy)
    • Key Nominations: BAFTA
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
    • Key Wins: BAFTA
    • Key Nominations: Golden Globe, SAG, BFCA, LAFCA (runner-up), NSFC (runner-up), NYFCC (runner-up), Indie Spirits
  • Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
    • Key Wins: Golden Globe, SAG, BFCA, Indie Spirits
    • Key Nominations:

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Leonardo DiCaprio

  • Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
    • Key Nominations: Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA, BFCA
  • Robert Redford, All is Lost
    • Key Win: NYFCC
    • Key Nominations: Golden Globe, BFCA, NSFC (runner-up), Indie Spirits
  • Joaquin Phoenix, Her
    • Key Nominations: Golden Globe
  • Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
    • Key Nominations: Golden Globe
  • Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
    • Key Wins: NSFC
    • Key Nominations: Golden Globe, NYFCC (runner-up), Indie Spirits
  • Forest Whitaker, Lee Daniels’ The Butler
    • Key Nominations: SAG
  • Michael B. Jordan, Fruitvale Station
    • Key Nominations: Indie Spirits