Surprise! Suprise! Biopics Will Dominate In The Oscar Race Again
It may be the middle of the summer, but Hollywood is prepping for the upcoming Oscar race even from mid July. So, with that in mind, i saw The Playlist’s early predictions about which actress and actor will likely receive Best Actor/Actress nomination for the 2019 Oscar ceremony.
There were 9 people in each of the category, and i can’t help but notice how many of those actors in actresses play in biopics. It’s well known that The Academy adores the biopics and they’re are among the most awarded movies in any category ever. But this 2019 will be quite something.
Eight actors out of the 9 that The Playlist published are part of biopics and play real life characters, and 6 of the 9 ladies in the opposite category are also playing a real life characters. That’s insane.
But who are they exactly? Well, the strong Oscar nominations contenders in the Best Actor category are of course Rami Malek, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Steve Carell and Bradley Cooper. The newcomer Timothee Chalamet is also favorite, Hugh Jackman too, and let’s not forger the Hollywood veteran Robert Redford in one of his last acting roles ever.
But let’s look back at the first 5 gentlemen in the group. After much delays and production problems, Bohemian Rhapsody will likely give Rami Malek’s first Oscar nod for his portrayal of the Queen’s singer Freddie Mercury. Ryan Gosling plays Neil Armstrong in his second collaboration with director Damien Chazelle, Christian Bale plays Dick Chaney is Backseat, while Bradley Cooper will be presenting his directorial debut A Star Is Born. It’s not a classic biopic per se, but it’s apparently an Oscar bait of a movie.
Amy Adams is a force to be reckoned with, a that’s apparently the case with her role in Backseat. The plot follows Cheney in his political rise to become the most powerful Vice President in America’s history, and Amy plays Lunne Chaney- Dick’s wife.
On the Basis of Sex will portray the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Felicity Jones is playing the iconic woman. Melissa McCarthy may earn her second Academy Award nomination in her career, but this time for Best leading actress in the biographical drama Can You Ever Forgive Me?, while Saorise Ronan will be eyeing her forth Academy Award nomination for Mary Queen of Scots.
So, yeah… It may be interesting Oscar race to watch, but the genre of films that are running for the most famous film award are not so versatile.
Biopics Biopics Biopics! The good old biopics.