Two-time Academy Award-winning actor, and New York’s own, Denzel Washington received his sixth Oscar nomination Thursday morning for “Best Actor,” for the upcoming 85th Annual Academy Awards.
Washington received his Oscar nod for the film, “Flight,” about a pilot who is a substance abuser, and whose life changes after he performs an over-daring maneuver on a plane about to crash.
The 58-year-old heavyweight actor also has some stiff competition this year. Washington is going up against, two-time Academy Award winner, and 5-time nominee, Daniel Day Lewis (Lincoln.)
In this group of “Best Actor” in leading role nominees, you have some well-known actors, but never nominated for an Oscar, Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook,) and Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables.)
In same category, you also have three-time Oscar nominee, Joaquin Phoenix for (The Masters.)
All these hunky, great actors should make for a very interesting Oscar evening. Not to mention it will be hosted by funnyman, and “Family Guy” creator, Seth McFarlane.
Knowing how historically the Academy Awards leans towards the "favorite," there could be a chance, Denzel could get this third statue, but then there could be a fun surprise, where a fresh blue-eyed, Bradley Cooper could take it.
Then again, remember what a great job Hugh Jackman did when he hosted the Oscars back in 2009? He actually did such a superb entertaining job, that his charm, and Broadway-style hosting, definitely deserves some type of acknowledgement by the Academy.
Well, we shall see if who knows, there could be a first-time “Best Actor” tie, or a major upset.
We should all find out Sunday night, February 24th on ABC Network.