Best Actor 2014: Bill Murray for St. Vincent

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A photo of Bill Murray in St. Vincent (via Collider).

Oscar History: One nomination
Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role for Lost in Translation (2003)

Oscar Present?
Role: Vincent, a curmudgeonly war veteran who lives next to Maggie (Melissa McCarthy) and her son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher)

Awards: N/A
Nominations: N/A

Festivals:

  • Toronto International Film Festival (2014) – World Premiere

Why? When people list actors due for an Oscar, Murray’s name tends to pop up sooner rather than later. A curmudgeon role nabbed Jack Nicholson his third trophy; can a similar role in St. Vincent help Murray win his first?

Why not? McCarthy might emerge as the MVP. The Weinstein Company might focus more on pushing Benedict Cumberbatch for The Imitation Game.

Ranking: No. 5 as of Aug. 15, 2014

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

See also (pages coming soon):
Best Picture 2014: St. Vincent (more)
Best Director 2014: Theodore Melfi for St. Vincent (more)
Best Actress 2014: Melissa McCarthy for St. Vincent (more)
Best Supporting Actress 2014: Naomi Watts for St. Vincent (more)
Best Supporting Actor 2014: Jaden Lieberher for St. Vincent (more)
Best Original Screenplay 2014: Theodore Melfi for St. Vincent (more)

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