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2013 Oscar Nominees Profiled: Best Actor
We assess the pros and cons for this year’s Academy Award nominees

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It’s that time of year again, as Hollywood’s finest find themselves, with alarming regularity, donning outfits that cost more than your house and jewellery worth more than you will earn in a lifetime. But awards season is all building to one supreme event, the Empire Awards Oscars on February 24. Ahead of that milestone, we assess the chances of each nominee in the major categories, and see who’s looking good ahead of the big night...

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2013 Oscar Nominees Profiled: Best Actor | Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington

Film: Flight

Why He Will Win

1  A two-time past winner (Best Actor for Training Day; Best Supporting Actor for Glory), Denzel has the pedigree and poise to be a credible candidate.
2 His performance in Flight is terrific: he’s credible as both life-wrecking alcoholic and life-saving hero.
3 Who doesn’t love Denzel Washington? C’mon, people!

 

 Why He Won't Win

1  The film itself doesn’t seem to be so highly regarded, which might hurt his chances.
2 Can an alcoholic beat a President, a bipolar sufferer, a rage monster and a singing convict?
3 Daniel Day-Lewis.
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