Leonardo DiCaprio Will Join Best Actor Oscar Fray, with Brad Pitt in Supporting

Leonardo DiCaprio Will Join Best Actor Oscar Fray, with Brad Pitt in Supporting
Any actor chasing a Best Supporting Actor slot will have to unseat Brad Pitt, who is currently favored to win for his cooly masculine stuntman Cliff Booth in Quentin Tarantino’s elegiac bromance “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” It’s official: Sony is campaigning Pitt for his fourth acting nomination in the supporting category, while Leonardo DiCaprio is going lead.

It makes sense for Pitt to take this route, partly because Booth plays a subservient role in the film to TV star Rick Dalton (DiCaprio). Pitt has a better shot at a win than DiCaprio, who recently won Best Actor for “The Revenant.”

Similarly, Sony placed “The Americans” star Matthew Rhys in lead and Tom Hanks in supporting for “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.” Both are fair calls. Although Fred Rogers’ story is the star, the movie is really about the Esquire writer who profiled him.

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