On March 4th, the world will witness the 90th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. It will be aired in India live on Star Movies and Star Movies Select on March 5. From Timothee Chalamet to Gary Oldman, here’s a list of 5 actors in a leading role contending for Oscar’s top prize.
Timothee Chalamet, "Call Me By Your Name": The young star of this emotional coming-of-age film, about a teenager, Elio, who becomes romantically involved with an older man during an idyllic summer vacation in Italy, proved Timothée Chalamet's dexterous ability to express a teenager's awkwardness and corresponding sense of certainty.
Daniel Kaluuya, "Get Out": Jordan Peele's breakout horror-satire "Get Out," in which an African American visiting his white girlfriend's family discovers that all is not right in upper-middle-class suburbia, is a wrenching emotional ride that deftly juxtaposes comedy, social commentary, terror and blood without ever losing its footing.
Daniel Day-Lewis, "Phantom Thread": A three-time winner of the Best Actor Oscar the most by any male actor, Daniel Day-Lewis is again nominated for his mercurial performance as Reynolds Woodcock, a dressmaker for the fashion cognoscenti in 1950s London, in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Phantom Thread."
Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour": Previously nominated for the 2011 John le Carré thriller "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," Gary Oldman has swept the board of acting honors this year, winning the Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and most other critics groups' awards for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in "Darkest Hour."
Denzel Washington, "Roman J. Israel, Esq.": Denzel Washington earned his eighth acting nomination he's won twice, for "Glory" and "Training Day" for his portrayal of an idealistic attorney facing professional and personal turmoil that puts his outlook on the legal system to the test.