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Who will be Oscar's next Best Actor?
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Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
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Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
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Anthony Hopkins, The Father
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Gary Oldman, Mank
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Steven Yeun, Minari
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Here are the five performances nominated for Best Actor. Which will win?



Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Gary Oldman, Mank
Steven Yeun, Minari
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Boseman will take it, even though it was not his best performance, and just because he has recently passed.

Riz Ahmed deserves it more.
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This is the only award I think Mank had a shot at, or Riz, but Boseman is winning everything and I don't see that stopping with the Oscars. I have to wonder though if this would still be happening if Boseman was still with us.



This is the only award I think Mank had a shot at, or Riz, but Boseman is winning everything and I don't see that stopping with the Oscars. I have to wonder though if this would still be happening if Boseman was still with us.
I doubt it would have happened if he was still alive. Don't get me wrong. He was a solid actor. I especially liked him as James Brown in Get On Up. Ma Rainey was not my cup of tea and his performance didn't do much for me.

In retrospect, would Peter Finch or Heath Ledger have posthumously won for their performances? I'm biased for Ledger because I really loved his performance as the Joker. But when it comes to Boseman in Ma Rainey or Finch for Network for that matter, I can't say I'm a big fan of either of them getting the award.



It's an interesting question. I think Ledger might have won anyway. I think Boseman wouldn't.

I like how we're already talking about it as a foregone conclusion, though.



If anyone has a link to The Father, I would appreciate some assistance. The websites where I usually watch movies, the prints are crooked, grainy, and they actually have commercial breaks! (Grrrrr)



Found a clean copy of The Father and it's a shame that several wonderful performances are going to be overlooked because of Chadwick Boseman's passing.



Dang it. I thought Boseman was in the best supporting category for some reason. I gave this to Hopkins. But my choice is Boseman. He will win, for sentimental reasons and the performance.
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