Will Win - Gary Oldman "Darkest Hour"
Could Win - Timothee Chalamet "Call Me By Your Name"
Should Win - Gary Oldman "Darkest Hour"
Commentary - Oldman was in this race from the first photo that was released showing his physical transformation into Winston Churchill. But it wasn't just his physical makeup and mannerisms. Oldman captured the spirit of Winston Churchill, his anger, his passion, his caring nature, his defiance. Oldman studied Churchill for years, like a fanboy of his favorite leader. That kind of dedication is why Oldman skyrocketed to the top of the pack this year, and has remained there. Some folks are still pushing the Timothee Chalamet win, and he is a talented young guy with a brilliant career ahead of them. But in doing so, they have downplayed, belittled, and demeaned Oldman, and have acted superior to those who did not see their way. In doing so, it has made me even more determined to see a legend like Oldman take the stage and win his long overdue first Academy Award.