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Who Will Win Best Actor At The 2021 Oscars?

Updated April 26, 2021 302 votes 259 voters 1.8k views5 items
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From famous portrayals to powerhouse roles, here are the talented actors considered for Best Actor at the 2021 Oscars. In a diverse collection of seasoned veterans and young up incoming stars, this year's potential nominees displayed lasting performances. 

From the dismal reality Anthony Hopkins depicts in The Father, to the historical portrayal of infamous screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz by Gary Oldman in Mank, these are the roles that add to a long list of legacy performances. While Chadwick Boseman's final film appearance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom certainly cemented his acting legacy. Other strong contenders for the award include Steven Yeun in Minari and Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal. 

Make your 2021 Oscars predictions by voting up the nominees you think will win, and don't miss the 93rd Academy Awards on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

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    Herman J. Mankiewicz in Mank

    Gary Leonard Oldman (born 21 March 1958) is an English actor and filmmaker who has performed in theatre, film, and television. Known for his versatility and expressive acting style, Oldman is regarded as one of the greatest actors of his generation. Among other accolades, he has won an Academy Award, three BAFTA Awards, two Critics' Choice Awards, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, along with nominations for an Emmy Award and the Palme d'Or. In 2011, Empire readers voted him the recipient of the Empire Icon Award. Oldman began acting in theatre in 1979, and made his earliest screen appearances in Remembrance (1982) and Meantime (1983). He continued to lead a stage career,...  more
    • Age: 62
    • Birthplace: New Cross, London, England, UK
    • Alternative Name: Gary Oldman^! Gary von Oldman
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