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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

90th Academy Awards: Best Actor

The nominees:

Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name

Role: A teenage boy who falls in love with the male student of his professor father.

Oscar History: First nomination

Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread

Role: A demanding fashion designer with a history of drawing inspiration from muses and then discarding and replacing them.

Oscar History: 3 wins as Best Actor, 2 previous nominations as Best Actor

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Role: The unsuspecting boyfriend who discovers that his girlfriend and her family have targeted him for a nefarious purpose.

Oscar History: First nomination

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Role: Winston Churchill, who is newly appointed as Britain's Prime Minister at the crucial moment when a decision must be made over how to deal with Hitler and the Nazis.

Oscar History: 1 previous nomination

Denzel Washington< Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Role: An idealistic defense attorney who finds himself in the middle of a crisis.

Oscar History: 1 win as Best Actor and 1 win as Best Supporting Actor; 1 previous nomination as Best Supporting Actor, 4 nominations as Best Actor, 1 nomination for Best Picture

What I've Seen: Call Me By Your Name, Darkest Hour, Get Out, Phantom Thread

Not Nominated But Should Have Been: Jason Mitchell, Mudbound

My Pick: Gary Oldman

Predicted Winner: Gary Oldman

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