Missed Oscartunities – Lead Actor Podcast

On our last podcast episode, we were joined by some amazing guests and dove into some Missed Oscartunities in the Lead Actor category. Jacob, Kenzie and Ricky were joined by Dan and Nicole as they briefly discussed the news of the week and then began a fun discussion of some overlooked screenplays (AND SNUBS!) in the Lead Actor category at the Oscars.

The team went through two rounds of choosing the performances by an actor in a leading role they wanted to recognize. The first round each person selected two performances who were nominated at the Oscars, but did not win. The second round each person selected two performances that did not receive an Oscar nomination.

First Round:
Ricky – Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler, 2008), Denzel Washington (Malcolm X, 1992)
Kenzie – Bradley Cooper (A Star is Born, 2018), Al Pacino (The Godfather Part Two, 1974)
Dan – James Stewart (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939), Dustin Hoffman (Tootsie, 1982)
Jacob – Brad Pitt (Moneyball, 2011), Charlie Chaplin (The Great Dictator, 1940)
Nicole – Adam Driver (Marriage Story, 2019), Robin Williams (Dead Poets Society, 1989)

Second Round:
Ricky – Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler, 2014), Eddie Murphy (Dolemite is My Name, 2019)
Kenzie – Hugh Jackman (Prisoners, 2013), Jack Nicholson (The Shining, 1980)
Dan – Errol Flynn (The Adventures of Robin Hood, 1938), Peter Capaldi (In the Loop, 2009)
Jacob – Jim Carrey (The Truman Show, 1998), Gene Wilder (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, 1971)
Nicole – Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis, 2013), Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, 2012)

While the team did this just to shine some extra light on some performances that don’t live as Best Actor in a Leading Role Winners, we are running polls on our Twitter page to see which performance comes out on top! Definitely make sure to follow us on Twitter, vote and stay tuned to see who wins!

Check out the latest podcast episode below to hear the very fun discussion!

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