Back at it again today with my very early Oscar predictions for 2018! We are now at Best Actor.
Yesterday, I discussed the Supporting categories. Earlier today, I posted my initial predictions for Actress. If you missed my take on them, you can peruse them here:
As mentioned in those posts, these are an early bird snapshot of where I see the races before they come into sharper focus beginning next week. That’s when the film festival kicks off and many of the Oscar bait fall titles will be screened for critics. Starting next Thursday (August 30), I’ll begin posting my weekly ranked predictions in the major film categories.
Tomorrow – look for Best Director and my first take on the new category everyone is talking about – Best Popular Film. Best Picture should be up Sunday!
TODD’S EARLY OSCAR PREDICTIONS: BEST ACTOR
Steve Carell, Beautiful Boy
Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Robert Redford, Old Man & The Gun
John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman
Christian Bale, Backseat
Ryan Gosling, First Man
Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
Lucas Hedges, Boy, Erased
Hugh Jackman, The Front Runner
Stephan James, If Beale Street Could Talk
Rory Kinnear, Peterloo
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Tim Blake Nelson, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here