1. Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Golden Globe, Critics Choice)
2. Anthony Hopkins, The Father
3. Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
4. Steven Yeun, Minari
5. Gary Oldman, Mank
–Chadwick Boseman would join Peter Finch (Lead) and Heath Ledger (Supporting) as previous posthumous Oscar winners. It is his first Oscar nomination.
–Anthony Hopkins would be winning his second Lead Actor Oscar, the first being for The Silence of the Lambs.
–This is Steven Yeun and Riz Ahmed’s first Best Actor nomination.