Best Actor 2016: Michael Keaton for The Founder


Michael Keaton on the set of John Lee Hancock’s The Founder (via The Daily Mail)

The Facts

Oscar History
Keaton has one nomination

  • Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role for Birdman (2014)

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

About the Film

Role: Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s

Festivals: N/A
U.S. Distributor: The Weinstein Co.
U.S. Release Date: Nov. 25, 2016 (limited)
U.S. Box Office: N/A

Why? The perception that Keaton was due for an Oscar took hold in 2014 with Birdman; leading this Weinstein Co.-distributed biopic may get him the gold.

Why not? Director John Lee Hancock feels like a weak link.

Ranking: No. 2

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