Best Actor – 2016

Actors are ranked in order of likelihood of being nominated.

List Last Updated: 12/14/16

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1) Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea

  • Distributor: Roadside Attractions/Amazon Studios
  • Director: Kenneth Lonergan
  • Also Starring: Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges
  • Where You Can See It: Theaters (Limited Release)

 

2) Denzel Washington – Fences

  • Distributor: Paramount Pictures
  • Director: Denzel Washington
  • Also Starring:  Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson
  • Where You Can See It: Theaters (Limited Release) – 12/16, (Wide Release) – 12/25

 

3) Ryan Gosling La La Land

  • Distributor: Lionsgate
  • Director: Damien Chazelle
  • Also Starring: Emma Stone, J.K. Simmons
  • Where You Can See It: Theaters (Wide Release) – Starting  12/16

 

4) Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge

  • Distributor: Summit Entertainment
  • Director: Mel Gibson
  • Also Starring: Sam Worthington, Teresa Palmer
  • Where You Can See It: Theaters (Wide Release)

 

5) Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic

  • Distributor: Bleecker Street Media
  • Director: Matt Ross
  • Also Starring: George McKay, Samantha Isler
  • Where You Can See It: Amazon, Redbox

 

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6) Joel Edgerton – Loving

  • Distributor: Focus Features
  • Director: Jeff Nichols
  • Also Starring: Ruth Negga, Will Dalton
  • Where You Can See It: Theaters (Limited Release)

 

7) Tom Hanks – Sully

  • Distributor: Warner Brothers
  • Director: Clint Eastwood
  • Also Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Anna Gunn
  • Where You Can See It: Theaters (Wide Release)

 

8) Andrew Garfield – Silence

  • Distributor: Paramount Pictures
  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • Also Starring: Liam Neeson, Adam Driver
  • Where You Can See It: Theaters (Limited Release) – 12/23, (Wide Release) – 1/6/17

 

8.5) Hugh Grant* – Florence Foster Jenkins

  • Distributor: Paramount Pictures
  • Director: Stephen Frears
  • Also Starring: Meryl Streep, Simon Helberg
  • Where You Can See It: Amazon, Redbox

 

9) Colin Farrell – The Lobster

  • Distributor: A24
  • Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Also Starring: Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly
  • Where You Can See It: Amazon, Redbox

 

10) Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool

  • Distributor: 20th Century Fox
  • Director: Tim Miller
  • Also Starring: Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller
  • Where You Can See It: Amazon, Redbox

 

*Hugh Grant has received award nominations as a lead actor and as a supporting actor. It isn’t clear at this point which one the Academy may consider him for.