Best Actor 2015: Tom Hanks for St. James Place

tomhanks_bridgeofspiesTom Hanks as he appears in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies (via HYPEBEAST)

The Facts

Oscar History
Hanks has two wins from five nominations

  • Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role for Big (1988)
  • Won: Best Actor in a Leading Role for Philadelphia (1993)
  • Won: Best Actor in a Leading Role for Forrest Gump (1994)
  • Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role for Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  • Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role for Cast Away (2000)

This Year
Hanks has

Awards: N/A
Nominations: N/A

About the Film

Role: James Donovan, an American lawyer recruited by the CIA during the Cold War to help rescue a pilot detained in the Soviet Union

U.S. Distributor: Touchstone Pictures (Disney)
U.S. Release Date: Oct. 16, 2015
Festivals: N/A

Why? Tom Hanks + Steven Spielberg + period piece. Enough said, right?

Why not? Hanks missed for Captain Phillips (2013) despite love for the film overall, and this year may bring even tougher competition.

Notes

Ranking: No. 11 as of June 24, 2015

More on the competition

See also:

  • Best Picture 2015: Ithaca
  • Best Supporting Actor 2015: Tom Hanks for Ithaca
  • Best Picture 2015: St. James Place
  • Best Director 2015: Steven Spielberg for St. James Place
  • Best Supporting Actress 2015: Eve Hewson for St. James Place
  • Best Supporting Actress 2015: Amy Ryan for St. James Place
  • Best Supporting Actor 2015: Alan Alda for St. James Place
  • Best Supporting Actor 2015: Edward James Hyland for St. James Place
  • Best Supporting Actor 2015: Billy Magnussen for St. James Place
  • Best Supporting Actor 2015: Mark Rylance for St. James Place
  • Best Supporting Actor 2015: Austin Stowell for St. James Place
  • Best Original Screenplay 2015: Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, and Joel Coen for St. James Place

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