Stars Battle It Out For Best Actor Oscar23 March 2003
The Best Actor Award at tonight's Oscars is one of the hardest to predict -
according to speculators.
Four past winners are this year up against The Pianist newcomer ADRIEN
BRODY for the trophy.
However, DANIEL DAY LEWIS seems to be favourite to take the prize for his
role in Gangs of New York.
Oscar pundit TOM O'NEIL ventures, "The contest is between Day-Lewis and
Adrien Brody. Day-Lewis gives the kind of scenery-chewing, grand performance
that Oscar voters love, and he is also considered an actor's actor."
My Left Foot actor Daniel carried out extensive research in a butcher's
shop for his role as BILL in MARTIN SCORSESE'S film, a butcher by day and a
crime lord by night. But unknown quantity Adrien, who has also starred in
AFFAIR OF THE
NECKLACE, could sweep in and take the award from under Day Lewis's nose.
O'Neil adds, "He is the only newcomer against four past winners in a movie
that Oscar voters like a lot and may want to reward in a top category. The myth
is that they prefer the veterans and the industry favourites, but in fact they
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