Best Actor 2015: Jake Gyllenhaal for Southpaw

A photo of Jake Gyllenhaal in Southpaw (via Deadline Hollywood).

The Facts

Oscar History
Jake Gyllenhaal has one nomination

  • Nominated: Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Brokeback Mountain (2005)

This Year
Jake Gyllenhaal has

Awards: N/A
Nominations: N/A

About the Film

Role: Billy Hope, a boxer whose life falls apart as his career progresses

U.S. Distributor: The Weinstein Co.
U.S. Release Date: July 31, 2015
Festivals: N/A

Why? Christian Bale’s weight yo-yo-ing for The Fighter (2010) helped him win an Oscar. Gyllenhaal’s bulking-up under the helming of Antoine Fuqua could help him do the same.

Why not? Something feels… off? Besides, Carol and The Hateful Eight seem like the big hopefuls for The Weinstein Co. this year.


Ranking: No. 12 as of DATE

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