Winning the poll with a solid 36% of the vote is Jake Gyllenhaal. His performance in “Stronger” earned the actor critical praise and his many fans hope he can defy the odds to finally secure Oscar nomination #2. But 27% of respondents are rooting for Robert Pattinson in “Good Time,” who captivates as a morally unsound bank robber attempting to free his brother from prison. In a close third place, 20% of voters think Patrick Stewart will land the first Academy Award nomination of his storied career for his tragic performance in “Logan.”
Despite appearing in “The Post” and “The Shape of Water” (in addition to his awards bid for “Call me by Your Name”), Michael Stuhlbarg could only muster 15% of support.