2017 Awards Circuit In Line Series: 25 Actors for an Oscar Nomination

Welcome to the official 2017 AWARDS CIRCUIT IN LINE SERIES!

The Academy Awards get tons of flack for not rewarding actors and actresses in the prime of their careers. It often boils down to poor timing, but sometimes the Academy’s choices are downright baffling. Here at Awards Circuit, we will begin an annual tradition called “In Line,” a collection of actors and actresses that are “in line” to either win an Academy Award or garner their very first nomination. The men and women have been divided up, with each getting their own annual list.

This list will change on a year-to-year basis, with obvious newcomers having the ability to jump out in front. This list will be released every January, one day after New Years.

Click through the gallery to see the list of 25 Actors In Line for an Oscar Nomination:

Share your thoughts on the list in the comments section below!

25. Jack O’Connell

BEST PERFORMANCE: “Starred Up” (2013)

O’Connell has managed to nab key parts in many projects by stellar A-list directors, despite a very young career. In spite of mixed reviews for Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken,” O’Connell emerged as a true leading man. It wasn’t long before he showed up in Jodie Foster’s “Money Monster.” Still, fans of O’Connell cite his work in projects across the pond, such as “Starred Up” and “’71,” as the true show of his star potential. Once he applies that talent to the right high-profile project, he’ll find himself an invitation to the Dolby Theater on Oscar night.
-Christopher James

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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times,, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.


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