First reviews are in and Gary Oldman being touted as the man to be at this years Oscars!I know, I know...
The nominations haven't yet been announced for his years awards but it doesn't stop me getting interested in next years ceremony. Especially when I've made such a mess of picking winners this year!
I've tried to get a price on a 2018 winner and the only bookie to come back with one was http://olbg.info/4/L40/D/words>Paddy Power. Here goes!
Gary Oldman to win Best Actor Oscar 2018 5/2
Let's start with the reasons as why its a bad bet. The odds are short for a film which is still being made and when you don't know what he'll be up against.
Its from director Joe Wright who has done well with the likes of Atonement and then not so well with that n
Peter Pan film!
Oldman will play Winston Churchill in the early stages of World War 2 as he tries to stop Hitler in the movie called The Darkest Hour. Actors playing real life characters have a great record of winning the Best Actor Oscar, I'll produce stats when I get a minute!
Churchill has been portrayed by many actors over the years but theres one publicity shot and he looks the part. He shouild be able to put in a performance which helps him stand out although others like Anthony Hopkins in Nixon and Leonardo Di Caprio in J Edgar Hoover.
I just think Oldman deserves this. He failed to get even a nomination for Tinker Taylor Solider Spy which was a travesty. There's a danger that people will associate him with big budget films and it may be too political. But he'll also have Ben Mendleson acting alongside him whose one of the best.
Its a risk. A big one. And after being burned by both Michael Keaton and Adam Driver this year its a risk I shouildnt be taking.
But I am!
Someone mentioned that the odds seem to be low for this years Oscars and bookies seem to be scared of pricing awards up too soon. But in some instances the early bird catches the worm!
Gary Oldman to with e Best Actor Oscar 2018 5/2.
Still a long way to go...