Oscar Nominations - Actor

This combination of photos shows Oscar nominees for best performance by an actor in a leading role, from left, Austin Butler in "Elvis," Colin Farrell in "The Banshees of Inisherin," Brendan Fraser in "The Whale," Paul Mescal in "Aftersun," and Bill Nighy in "Living." 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s always fun when an Oscars category is filled with first-time nominees at varying stages of their careers. Best actor is another three-way race, between Austin Butler, Colin Farrell and Brendan Fraser, with each having scored notable wins from guilds and critics groups. The Associated Press' film writers predict Fraser to have the edge.

Here’s a bit more about the nominees and their roles before the Oscars on March 12, which airs live on ABC beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern. And if you've missed a performance, there's still time to watch this year's nominees.


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