Best Actor 2015: Ian McKellen for Mr. Holmes

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A promotional still of Ian McKellen in Mr. Holmes (via Hypable)

The Facts

Oscar History
McKellen has two nominations

  • Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role for Gods and Monsters (1998)
  • Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

This Year
McKellen has

Awards: N/A
Nominations: N/A

About the Film

Role: Sherlock Holmes, the famous literary detective – now aging and retired, looking back on his life

U.S. Distributor: Roadside Attractions
U.S. Release Date: TBD
Festivals: N/A

Why? The character’s recent surge in popularity and general love for McKellen are promising…

Why not? Might fail to reach beyond the art-house crowd.

Notes

Ranking: No. 17 as of DATE

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