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Oscar Watching: Consensus Evades 2013


Best Actor in a Leading Role


Redford needed that NYFCC win to stay in the mix. Sure, Oscar ignored last year’s NYFCC actress winner Rachel Weisz, but will voters do that to Redford after this win? Eight men vie for five spots, though, so who knows.

1. Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club

2. Bruce Dern for Nebraska

3. Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave

4. Tom Hanks for Captain Phillips

5. Robert Redford for All is Lost

6. Forest Whitaker for Lee Daniels’ The Butler
7. Leonardo DiCaprio for The Wolf of Wall Street
8. Michael B. Jordan for Fruitvale Station
9. Christian Bale for American Hustle
10. Oscar Isaac for Inside Llewyn Davis

Also in the running: Joaquin Phoenix for Her, Christian Bale for Out of the Furnace, Ben Stiller for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Hugh Jackman for Prisoners, Michael Fassbender for The Counselor, Chris Hemsworth for Rush, Idris Elba for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, James Corden for One Chance, Ethan Hawke for Before Midnight, Casey Affleck for Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Chadwick Boseman for 42, Dylan Minnette for Labor Day, Tye Sheridan for Mud

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Donovan Warren

Donovan Warren

Donovan Warren loves the wonderful world of film and all that comes with it. He specifically loves long takes, fabulous actresses, and keeping up with the Oscar season - even when it's far too early to make sense of anything.