Oscars 2021: Early Best Actor Predictions

Pandemic or no pandemic, the show must go on, and so the Oscars will be held two months late, on April 25, 2021.

Back in January 2020, Sundance launched a few movies, including “The Father” (Sony Pictures Classics), starring Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins (“The Silence of the Lambs”), who gives a tour-de-force performance opposite Olivia Colman as his daughter.

But subsequent festivals shuttered or went virtual, and the slimmed-down fall festivals are leaning more indie, as many bigger titles wait for solid release dates.

This year, critics could play an even more crucial role in the 2021 awards season.Already playing on the Academy screening portal is Spike Lee’s well-reviewed “Da 5 Bloods” (Netflix), starring Delroy Lindo as a traumatized vet who returns to Vietnam; Lindo could land his first Oscar nomination.

Also making a bid for his first Oscar nod is John David Washington, who follows up “BlacKkKlansman” with a starring role in

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