Here are the 2017 Oscar nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role! With the 89th Academy Awards getting close, it's time to make Oscars predictions and guess which actor will win the Academy Award for Best Lead Actor. The following Best Actor nominees were announced on January 24, some obvious and others controversial. Nevertheless, one of these Oscar-nominated leading actors will take home the statue for best acting on February 26.
The frontrunner for the Best Actor Oscar race is Casey Affleck for his performance as a grief-stricken uncle in Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester by the Sea. Winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Motion Picture Drama and the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor, Casey Affleck is the clear favorite for the 2017 Oscar Best Actor winner. Close on his heels is Ryan Gosling, who won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in the Musical or Comedy category.
Vote up the actor you think will win the 2017 Academy Award for Best Leading Actor, and vote down the overrated actors you feel don't deserve the nomination.
Nominated for Fences
Nominated for Manchester by the Sea
Nominated for Captain Fantastic
Nominated for Hacksaw Ridge
Nominated for La La Land