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The State of the Oscar Race: A Crazy Week Offers Clarity to Key Categories | Festivals & Awards


Alas, two actors whose work was nominated this 12 months weren’t current on Tuesday. Brendan Fraser, who was up for Best Actor in a Drama for his film “The Whale,” stayed away from the awards present. The cause? In 2018, Fraser alleged sexual assault by Phillip Berk, a former HFPA president who’s from South Africa. Berk was expelled in 2021 for calling Black Lives Matter “a racist hate motion.”

Then there may be Tom Cruise, whose movie “Top Gun: Maverick” was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Drama. Cruise would have possible been up for Best Actor, and will land there for the Academy, however he returned his three Golden Globes trophies in protest due to the controversies. The voting members determined to take the petty route and missed him.

In phrases of timing, it’s value noting that the Golden Globes winners have been revealed on the identical day that Academy Award members began casting their nominations ballots for the ninety fifth annual awards. The slate of Oscar contenders will probably be unveiled on January 24, with the Oscars present set for March 12.

The Actors Have Their Say

The morning after the Globes, the Screen Actors Guild (aka SAG) revealed their decisions for the very best of 2022. There have been few main surprises exterior of Adam Sandler complicating the wildly unpredictable fifth spot in Best Actor, Ana de Armas persevering with her awards season ascension for “Blonde,” and Paul Dano getting in whereas Michelle Williams missed (presumably over class confusion given she’s been pushed in lead however many contemplate the efficiency supporting). Once once more, “The Banshees of Inisherin,” “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” and “The Fabelmans” are the strongest opponents for Oscar proper now as their casts accounted for 9 of 20 performing nominations. Here are the important thing classes for SAG with Ensemble principally being their Best Picture.

BEST ENSEMBLE
Babylon
“The Banshees of Inisherin”
“Everything Everywhere All at Once”
“The Fabelmans”
Women Talking

BEST ACTOR
Austin Butler, “Elvis”
Colin Farrell, “The Banshees of Inisherin”
Brendan Fraser, “The Whale”
Bill Nighy, “Living
Adam Sandler, “Hustle”

BEST ACTRESS
Cate Blanchett, “TAR”
Viola Davis, “The Woman King
Ana de Armas, “Blonde”
Danielle Deadwyler, “Till
Michelle Yeoh, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Paul Dano, “The Fabelmans”
Brendan Gleeson, “The Banshees of Inisherin”
Barry Keoghan, “The Banshees of Inisherin”
Ke Huy Quan, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Good Nurse

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