Best Actor 2014: Adam Sandler for The Cobbler

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A photo of Adam Sandler in The Cobbler (via Collider).

Oscar Present?
Role: Max Simkin, who repairs shoes… and can literally step into the lives of others thanks to a family heirloom

Awards: N/A
Nominations: N/A

Festivals:

  • Toronto International Film Festival (2014) – World Premiere

Why? Sandler’s flirted with awards-season kudos before – his work in Punch-Drunk Love (2002) picked up Golden Globe and Satellite nods. Working with Thomas McCarthy might get him the gold. He also stars in Jason Reitman’s black comedy Men, Women & Children

Why not? Voters might take Reitman’s film more seriously than The Cobbler, which is already giving me flashbacks to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013).

Ranking: Unranked as of Aug. 15, 2014

More on the competition:
Best Actor in a Leading Role 2014

See also (pages coming soon):
Best Picture 2014: Men, Women & Children (more)
Best Actor 2014: Adam Sandler for Men, Women & Children (more)
Best Supporting Actor 2014: Dustin Hoffman for The Cobbler (more)

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