Biggest Best Actor snub: Tom Hanks or Ryan Reynolds? | The Tylt
Actors Tom Hanks and Ryan Reynolds were both passed over for Oscar nominations in the Best Actor category. Hanks is one of the most acclaimed actors of all time, and he gave another praised performance as hero pilot Chesley Sullenberger who lands a damaged plane on the Hudson River in "Sully." Reynolds amazed fans and critics alike as unconventional, hilarious superhero Deadpool in the box office hit of the same name. Who was more deserving of an Oscar nod? 🎥🌟🏆
Biggest Best Actor snub: Tom Hanks or Ryan Reynolds?
Hanks and Reynolds had two of the most acclaimed performances of 2016. In fact, they were stand outs. Many hoped that Hanks would get an Oscar nod after a 16-year gap. His last nomination was for "Cast Away." And it might have been wishful thinking—but Reynolds put his blood, sweat and tears into "Deadpool" as a filmmaker and as the star.
But the Oscars decided to go with the same lineup as SAG Awards' Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture category. That's Denzel Washington in "Fences," Viggo Mortensen in "Captain Fantastic," Casey Affleck in "Manchester by the Sea," Ryan Gosling in "La La Land," and Andrew Garfield in "Hacksaw Ridge."
Poor Hanks! So many film critics and moviegoers alike wanted to see Hanks make a return to the Oscars, but his contention didn't result in a nomination yet again. Hanks' performance must live in the shadows of both Washington and Affleck's performances. Hanks wasn't even nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Actor — Drama, it was clearly a two-way race. In fact, the entire 2017 Best Actor race has been mainly between Washington and Affleck with Gosling posing some threat.
Hanks' performance was clearly Oscar worthy—he played a real-life American hero for pete's sake!
"Deadpool" was not only snubbed for Best Picture, but also Best Actor. The Golden Globes got it right. The Oscars—eh! So many fans were rooting for Reynolds and the film. But Reynolds and his role go against the grain for the Oscars. Still—Reynolds is brilliant in "Deadpool." It's like he was born to play the badass hero. Comedy has been passed over by the Oscars, yet again.