Making any predictions about the Oscars, especially in the Best Actor category, before we know the results of the SAG Awards and BAFTAs, which is the best indicator to determine who is the candidate with the best chance of winning the statuette, is a is practice. unconsciousness. But hey, we’re there. Austin Butler is going to steal the idol from Brendan Fraser. and, also from Colin Farrell, due to the proximity on the starting grid. Because it is clear that the award will be between these three actors. But since voting closed on January 17th and the winner is already inside an envelope, now the getting wet is more fun. Of the 27 nominations Austin Butler has received in the Best Actor category so far for his role as Elvis in Baz Luhrmann’s film of the same name, he is the only one to have weight beyond the People’s Choice Awards and the AACTA Award. It’s been the Golden Globes. We have a theory, so here we are. Butler has no contenders in the biopic category this year. There hasn’t been another actor bringing real people to life on screen this year, even if Brendan Fraser’s character in The Whale has a real inspiration. When Rami Malek won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance Bohemian RhapsodyHis Freddie Mercury competed with three other biopics: Willem Dafoe, in Van Gogh, at Eternity’s Gate, Christian Bale, as Dick Cheney in Vice, and Viggo Mortensen, as Frank Vallelonga. the green bookConsidering that Mahershala Ali was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category. This time, there’s no real life: Austin Butler and his Elvis have no competition in that particular field. And on top of that, the icon is, this time, American (which is no mean feat as there is a long list of award-winning biopics with figures from the legendary Albion). The statistics play in their favor, plain and simple.
In the past decade, four Best Actor Oscars have gone to biopic leads: Daniel Day-Lewis, who played Abraham Lincoln in the film. Lincoln; Eddie Redmayne, for his Stephen Hawking principle of everything; Gary Oldman by Winston Churchill Dark Hour; by Rami Malek Bohemian Rhapsody and by Matthew McConaughey Dallas Buyers Club, If we move on to the decade, we also have Colin Firth for his George VI king’s talkthe latter with many historical licenses (as it happens Elvis), but a biopic nonetheless. I mention this because Firth was up against Javier Bardem (Beautiful), Jeff Bridges (Valor de Le), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), and James Franco (127 Hours), who as the hero of a biopic probably deserves more than that. Were entitled But it was less prestigious.
In 2013, Daniel Day-Lewis confronts Joaquin Phoenix Owner (Philip Seymour Hoffman entered the Best Supporting Actor category and lost out to Christoph Waltz and his Dr. King Schultz.) Django UnchainedCome on, we accept octopuses as a pet), Hugh Jackman for his Jean Valjean the Miserables and for Denzel Washington flightWho was not a contender for this role. Phoenix could totally deliver a surprise. And yes, Bradley Cooper was nominated for it too bright side of life,
In 2014, Matthew McConaughey was cast in 12 Years a Slave alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor, an autobiography by Solomo Horthup, and Leonardo DiCaprio for The Wolf of Wall Street, alongside Christian Bale (The Great American Hustle) and Bruce Dern (Nebraska). It was lying , , DiCaprio and Ejiofor were the obvious candidates. The choice was between three biopics. it was easy.
In 2015, Eddie Redmayne had a hard time. There Was Another Biopic: None Other Than Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing fake game, And Birdman had the great Michael Keaton, who was a favorite. And, yes, Bradley Cooper was nominated again for American Sniper (this time he actually deserved the nomination).
Of them all, Gary Oldman is perhaps the clearest case of biopic influence. a lot of attention. opposite Oldman was Timothée Chalamet call me by your namea daniel day-lewis knuckles invisible threadby Daniel Kaluuya go and for Denzel Washington roman j israel, Esq. Of course, without detracting from Oldman, anyone could have won. All had arguments in favor and all interpretations were supported by critics, although not all were treated equally at the box office. Note that Churchill holds a 49% on Rotten Tomatoes from critics and a 54% from audiences. Elvis now has 77% critics and 94% viewers.