Best Actor 2016: Jake Gyllenhaal for Nocturnal Animals

jakegyllenhaal_venice2015Jake Gyllenhaal at the 2015 Venice Film Festival (via CBS News)

The Facts

Oscar History
Gyllenhaal has one nomination

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

This Year
Awards: N/A
Nominations: N/A

About the Film

Role: Tony, whose family vacation turns violent – and whose story exists within a novel being read by Susan (Amy Adams)

Festivals: N/A
U.S. Distributor: Focus Features
U.S. Release Date: TBD
U.S. Box Office: N/A

Why? Ambitious designer-turned-director Tom Ford may have a big hit with this drama. The cast – Amy Adams! Isla Fisher! Armie Hammer! Michael Shannon! – is certainly promising; Gyllenhaal could come along for the ride, no?

Why not? Nocturnal needs to hit big with voters.

Ranking: No. 3

More on the competition

See also:

  • Best Actor 2016: Jake Gyllenhaal for Demolition
  • Best Actor 2016: Jake Gyllenhaal for The Man Who Made It Snow
  • Best Picture 2016: Nocturnal Animals
  • Best Director 2016: Tom Ford for Nocturnal Animals
  • Best Actress 2016: Amy Adams for Nocturnal Animals
  • Best Supporting Actress 2016: Isla Fisher for Nocturnal Animals
  • Best Supporting Actor 2016: Armie Hammer for Nocturnal Animals
  • Best Supporting Actor 2016: Michael Shannon for Nocturnal Animals
  • Best Adapted Screenplay 2016: Tom Ford for Nocturnal Animals
  • Crafts 2016