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Three veteran actors and two rookies vie for Oscar’s “Lead Actor” honor

Three veteran actors and two rookies vie for Oscar’s “Lead Actor” honor

Previous multi-winners Daniel Day-Lewis and Denzel Washington along with film veteran Gary Oldman are joined by two first-timers, Timothee Chalamet and Daniel Kaluuya, in this year’s “Best Actor” category. With his announcement last year that he’s leaving filmmaking, this could be the capstone for one of the most legendary careers in Hollywood for Day-Lewis. Make your picks with our Rank It poll below.

The 2018 nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role:

Timothee Chalamet as Elio in “Call Me by Your Name”

This is Chalamet’s first nomination.

 

Daniel Day-Lewis as Reynolds Woodcock in “Phantom Thread”

This is Day-Lewis’ sixth nomination; He won Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in “My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown” (1990); Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for “There Will Be Blood” (2008) and “Lincoln” (2013).

 

Daniel Kaluuya as Chris Washington in “Get Out”

This is Kaluuya’s first nomination.

 

Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour”

This is Oldman’s second nomination.

 

Denzel Washington as Roman J. Israel in “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

This is Washington’s ninth nomination. He won Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in “Glory” (1990) and Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in “Training Day” (2002).

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