Right now the Best Actor race is between Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 YEARS A SLAVE and Robert Redford in ALL IS LOST. Both rolls may seem very different, but in reality they are almost the same. Both are survival stories. Both actors have to convey the psychological toll that their predicaments cause. And both do so brilliantly, but in different ways. It is hard to imagine anyone beating out Ejiofor at this point, but nothing is a lock. The scenes below are examples of why Chiwetel Ejiofor and Robert Redford are the two to beat.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor in Vogue US December Issue (isiomastylereport.com)
- ’12 Years A Slave’ Leads Independent Spirit Awards Nominations In Seven Categories (contactmusic.com)