Now until the March 4 Oscar telecast, Take 2 will run a series focusing on issues and subjects involving the Academy Awards.
As the best picture field varies between five and 10 selections, there will be times in which star power will spill over into more than one title. This year is no exception as five actors appear in at least two contenders. Which movie will they choose to campaign for before voting is over? Check out the squad:
Chalamet is nominated for best actor for his work as Elio, a Jewish teenager falling in love in 1980s Italy in “Call Me By Your Name.” He is one of the youngest actors nominated in this category. He also appears in a supporting role in “Lady Bird” as Kyle Scheible, the title character’s second boyfriend during her senior year in high school.
One year after earning a supporting actor nomination for “Manchester By the Sea,” Hedges stars in to nominated films. In “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Hedges portrays Robbie, the son of Frances McDormand’s Mildred Hayes who is subjected to bullying at school due to his mother’s activisim. Hedges is also seen in “Lady Bird” as Lady Bird’s first boyfriend, Danny O’Neill.
The Pultizer Prize-winning playwright and Tony Award-winning actor has supporting roles in two movies. He plays Danny O’Neill, the father in “Lady Bird,” and Fritz Beebe, the chairman of the board of The Washington Post Co. in “The Post.” Letts’ real-life wife, Carrie Coon, plays Meg Greenfield, the influential Post editorial editor.
Perhaps the hardest working actor of 2017, Stuhlbarg appears in three nominated films. In “The Post” Stuhlbarg stars as Abe Rosenthal, the executive editor of The New York Times when it published the Pentagon Papers. The California native portrays conflicted biologist Dr. Robert Hoffstetler in “The Shape of Water.” Stuhlbarg delivers a heart-moving monologue as Elio’s college professor dad Mr. Perlman in “Call Me By Your Name.”
Known mostly for his television and stage roles, Whitford appears in two movies that bookend the year. Whitford is surgeon Dean Armitage who meets his daughter’s black boyfriend in “Get Out,” and he also Arthur Parsons, a member of The Washington Post board in “The Post.”