Best Actor 2015: James Franco for True Story

Jonah Hill and James Franco on set in Brooklyn, NYC
A photo of James Franco on the set of Rupert Goold’s True Story (via Just Jared)

The Facts

Oscar History
Franco has one nomination:

  • Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role for 127 Hours (2010)

This Year
Franco has

Awards: N/A
Nominations: N/A

About the Film

Role: Christian Longo, an accused killer who’s stolen the identity of disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Frankel (Jonah Hill)

U.S. Distributor: Fox Searchlight
U.S. Release Date: TBD

Festivals:

  • Sundance Film Festival (2015) – World Premiere

Why? If nothing else, the prolific Franco should have no trouble staying in the spotlight this year – possible bonus points for Justin Kelly’s I am Michael and Werner Herzog’s Queen of the Desert. This thriller seems like it might be in Oscar’s wheelhouse.

Why not? Maybe Hill is the standout here?

Notes

Ranking: No. 11 as of DATE

More on the competition

See also:

  • Best Actor 2015: James Franco for I am Michael
  • Best Supporting Actor 2015: James Franco for Queen of the Desert
  • Best Picture 2015: True Story
  • Best Director 2015: Rupert Goold for True Story
  • Best Actor 2015: Jonah Hill for True Story
  • Best Supporting Actress 2015: Maria Dizzia for True Story
  • Best Supporting Actress 2015: Felicity Jones for True Story
  • Best Adapted Screenplay 2015: Davia Kajganich for True Story

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