Oscar Predictions – Best Actor

Here are the NBP staff predictions for Best Actor. For an overview of all awards predictions, visit our Oscar Predictions page.

Click each heading to view individual staff rankings, or search/sort by the drop-downs below:



NBP Staff Picks

Matt Neglia
1Cillian Murphy (OPPENHEIMER)
2Paul Giamatti (THE HOLDOVERS)
3Bradley Cooper (MAESTRO)
4Jeffrey Wright (AMERICAN FICTION)
5Colman Domingo (RUSTIN)

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Dan Bayer
1Cillian Murphy (OPPENHEIMER)
2Paul Giamatti (THE HOLDOVERS)
3Bradley Cooper (MAESTRO)
4Colman Domingo (RUSTIN)
5Jeffrey Wright (AMERICAN FICTION)

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Alyssa Christian
1Cillian Murphy (OPPENHEIMER)
2Paul Giamatti (THE HOLDOVERS)
3Bradley Cooper (MAESTRO)
4Jeffrey Wright (AMERICAN FICTION)
5Colman Domingo (RUSTIN)

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Nadia Dalimonte
1Cillian Murphy (OPPENHEIMER)
2Paul Giamatti (THE HOLDOVERS)
3Bradley Cooper (MAESTRO)
4Jeffrey Wright (AMERICAN FICTION)
5Colman Domingo (RUSTIN)

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Cody Dericks
1Cillian Murphy (OPPENHEIMER)
2Paul Giamatti (THE HOLDOVERS)
3Jeffrey Wright (AMERICAN FICTION)
4Bradley Cooper (MAESTRO)
5Colman Domingo (RUSTIN)

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Daniel Howat
1Cillian Murphy (OPPENHEIMER)
2Paul Giamatti (THE HOLDOVERS)
3Bradley Cooper (MAESTRO)
4Jeffrey Wright (AMERICAN FICTION)
5Colman Domingo (RUSTIN)

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Giovanni Lago
1Cillian Murphy (OPPENHEIMER)
2Paul Giamatti (THE HOLDOVERS)
3Bradley Cooper (MAESTRO)
4Jeffrey Wright (AMERICAN FICTION)
5Colman Domingo (RUSTIN)

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Will Mavity
1Cillian Murphy (OPPENHEIMER)
2Paul Giamatti (THE HOLDOVERS)
3Bradley Cooper (MAESTRO)
4Jeffrey Wright (AMERICAN FICTION)
5Colman Domingo (RUSTIN)

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Tom O'Brien
1Cillian Murphy (OPPENHEIMER)
2Paul Giamatti (THE HOLDOVERS)
3Bradley Cooper (MAESTRO)
4Jeffrey Wright (AMERICAN FICTION)
5Colman Domingo (RUSTIN)

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Josh Parham
1Cillian Murphy (OPPENHEIMER)
2Paul Giamatti (THE HOLDOVERS)
3Bradley Cooper (MAESTRO)
4Jeffrey Wright (AMERICAN FICTION)
5Colman Domingo (RUSTIN)

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Ema Sasic
1Cillian Murphy (OPPENHEIMER)
2Paul Giamatti (THE HOLDOVERS)
3Bradley Cooper (MAESTRO)
4Jeffrey Wright (AMERICAN FICTION)
5Colman Domingo (RUSTIN)

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