Academy Award for Best Actor 2024

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1. Bradley Cooper, “Maestro”


Maestro is directed by Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), who co-wrote the script with Josh Singer. Maestro is a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein. A love letter to life and art, Maestro at its core is an emotionally epic portrayal of family and love.

2. Colman Domingo, “Rustin”


George C. Wolfe’s 2023 American biographical drama film Rustin is based on a script by Dustin Lance Black and Julian Breece, with Breece providing the storyline. Breece tells the biography of civil rights pioneer Bayard Rustin.

Colman Domingo plays the film’s lead role, and Chris Rock, Glynn Turman, Aml Ameen, Gus Halper, CCH Pounder, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Johnny Ramey, Michael Potts, Jeffrey Wright, and Audra McDonald also feature. The movie is produced by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production firm Higher Ground. It is based on Rustin’s actual story.

3. Paul Giamatti, “The Holdovers”

Paul Giamatti

The Holdovers is an American comedy-drama film from 2023 that was written and directed by David Hemingson and Alexander Payne. Paul Giamatti plays a stern classics instructor at a New England boarding school who is compelled to supervise a few kids who have nowhere to go over Christmas break in this film, which is set in the winter of 1970. Da’Vine Joy Randolph portrays the manager of the school cafeteria, while Dominic Sessa plays a student who lives on campus.

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4. Cillian Murphy, “Oppenheimer”


Christopher Nolan wrote, directed, and co-produced the epic biographical drama film Oppenheimer in 2023. In the film, Cillian Murphy plays J. Robert Oppenheimer, the American theoretical physicist who is recognized as the “father of the atomic bomb” due to his contribution to the Manhattan Project, the World War II initiative that produced the first nuclear bombs. The movie tells the story of Oppenheimer’s studies, his leadership of the Manhattan Project during World War II, and his eventual fall from grace as a result of his 1954 security hearing. It is based on the 2005 biography American Prometheus by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.

5. Jeffrey Wright, “American Fiction”


In his first feature film directing role, Cord Jefferson wrote and directed the comedy-drama American Fiction in 2023. Based on Percival Everett’s 2001 novel Erasure, it tells the story of a dissatisfied professor-novelist who produces a bizarre satire of stereotypical “black” books, only for the liberal elite to mistake it for genuine literature. The book is then published to both great sales and critical acclaim. Starring are Leslie Uggams, Adam Brody, Keith David, John Ortiz, Erika Alexander, Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae, and Sterling K. Brown.

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