Monday, January 25, 2016

Oscars 2016: The Acting Nominees: Will They Be Back?

Hello, Bloggers. For the second year, I am going to delve into the acting nominees and figure out whether there is a chance we will see them in future ceremonies to sort of test their longevity. Let's take a look:

Best Actor:


Bryan Cranston, Trumbo: Possibly. He's been on quite an awards roll with his Emmys for Breaking Bad, his Tony win for All The Way, and now his Oscar nomination. So if he delves into more baity roles in the future, then his time will come eventually.


Matt Damon, The Martian: I'm sure he will. They've nominated him for his acting once in a blue moon. But if he has an awards-caliber role at some point in the future, then they'll likely include him.


Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant: Even if he finally gets his overdue Oscar, I still think he'll be invited to future ceremonies. Especially considering he's got another collaboration with Scorsese and a film where he plays a man with Multiple Personality Disorder called The Crowded Room. Yeah, he'll likely be back.


Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs: More than likely. He did finally score that overdue Lead Actor nod and it is his 2nd nomination overall after his first for 12 Years A Slave. So it's clear they do like the guy. Also, if he amps up his campaigning skills, then he could actually win at some point. Not now, but another day, Fassy. Another day.


Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl: Absolutely. If they nominated him for an underwhelming performance in an underperforming Oscar bait movie, they clearly like the guy. The more bait he does, the more voters will nip at it.

Best Actress:


Cate Blanchett, Carol: No doubt in my mind she will. 2-5 record? Yeah, they love the girl.


Brie Larson, Room: I'm sure she will. She already proved with Short Term 12 that her Room success isn't just a one-off. So the more legit projects she does, the more likely they'll ask her to return.


Jennifer Lawrence, Joy: No doubt, yes. Even if she doesn't do another film with David O. Russell, they'll still find a way to nominate her since her first nomination was for Winter's Bone.


Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years: Probably not. We'll see what kind of roles come her way and we all know how Hollywood is with older women.


Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn: Definitely. She already scored her 2nd nomination by the age of 21. Even if she doesn't win this time around, voters might be aware that she'll have a lot more opportunities to take home the gold.

Best Supporting Actor:


Christian Bale, The Big Short: Certainly. This is his 3rd nomination and he's a previous winner. So he's become quite beloved by the Academy and is likely to be nominated often in the future.


Tom Hardy, The Revenant: I hope so. He does have a good amount of acting years left but he doesn't strike me as the kind that does movies for awards. Then again, he does have that Christopher Nolan WWII movie on the horizon. Hmmm..maybe we'll see him get another invite.


Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight: Yes. No doubt. In fact, because he's scored 3 nominations within a span of about 6 years, he might eventually build up momentum to a win.


Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies: I'm not sure. He does a lot more TV/theater work than film. So, we'll see.


Sylvester Stallone, Creed: Probably not. In fact, because he might not have much chances in the future, that might be why he's such a favorite to win.

Best Supporitng Actress:


Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight: I hope so. She does have that Lyndon B. Johnson biopic on the horizon where she plays Johnson's wife and as names like Sally Field and Jennifer Connelly will tell you, Oscar LOVES the supportive wife role.


Rooney Mara, Carol: More than likely. Since she just scored her 2nd nomination, it is pretty clear she is beloved. Some of the projects she has on the horizon, like Una which is based off a play and co-stars Ben Mendelsohn and The Secret Scripture where she plays a mental hospital patient seem promising.


Rachel McAdams, Spotlight: She did finally score her first Oscar nomination. So maybe it's a "welcome to the club" type deal where they'll nominate her for whatever she does in the future. Fingers crossed.


Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl: I'm positive she will. Even if she doesn't win this time around, she'll probably be back. Some of the projects she has coming up, including the period dramas The Light Between Oceans opposite Michael Fassbender and Tulip Fever opposite Dane DeHaan and Christoph Waltz, show some promise.


Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs: More than likely. After being away from Oscar for quite some time, she scored herself a comeback nod. Also, before she finally won, she had 5 nominations by the time she was in her early 30's. So now that she's been invited back, we could see her appear at the ceremony once again in the future.