On 24th January 2017, the Oscars committee has announced the final nomination list of best picture for the final voting will be held on 13 February 2017. This season five actors have nominated for the Oscars Awards 2017 for their outstanding performance. Let’s have a look at the nominees of Oscars 2017, actor in a leading role and their biography.

Actor in a Leading Role Nominations 2017 Oscars

Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea

Casey Affleck is an American actor, younger brother of popular actor Ben Affleck. Casey Affleck has nominated for outstanding performance in the Manchester by the Sea. This is the second time he is nominated for Oscars Awards.

In Manchester by the Sea Casey Affleck plays the character of Lee Chandler, a handyman trying to comfort his teenage nephew while coping with a tragedy from his past and his grief over his brother’s death.

During the 1990s and 2000s, he played supporting roles in major American productions. In 2007, a first breakthrough had come in his Hollywood career. He was nominated for the Academy Awards for Western drama The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford as Best Supporting Actor category

Affleck has been married in 2006 with actress Summer Phoenix but separated in 2016, with whom he has two children. He is of Scottish-Irish ancestry. He is a vegetarian, his best friend is Joaquin Phoenix and he speaks fluent Spanish.

Actor in a Leading Role Nominations 2017 Oscars

Actor in a Leading Role Nominations 2017 Oscars


Casey Affleck at a glance
Born August 12, 1975
Full name Casey McGuire Affleck
Residence Los Feliz, Los Angeles
Acting career 1988 – present
Children 2
Spouse Summer Phoenix (separated)
Sibling Ben Affleck
Major movies Good Will Hunting (1997)

Chasing Amy (1997)

200 Cigarettes (1999)

Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

Gerry (2002)

Ocean Twelve (2004)

Ocean Thirteen (2007)

Gone Baby Gone (2007)

The Killer Inside Me (2010)

I’m Still Here (2010)

Out of the Furnace (2013) and so many.


Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge

The role of Desmond Doss has played by Andrew Garfield in Hacksaw Ridge who is a conscientious objector and dedicated to serving on the battlefield of Okinawa in WWII as a medic.

Although born in the capital of show business, Los Angeles, Andrew Garfield (August 20, 1983) is practically a British actor. His father was also born in California, but his mother comes from Essex, England, a country where the family moved when the boy was only 3 years old. He grew up and went to school in Surrey, and later enrolled in the Central School of Speech and Drama.

In the beginning of its race, Garfield worked numerous times like secondary in British series, like Sugar Rush and Doctor Who and was also the protagonist of the British film Boy A.

The real turning point in Andrew Garfield’s career was his work on The Social Network (2010) where he played Eduardo Saverin, the great friend of Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook. Garfield subsequently received praise for his performance as the title character in superhero film The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).

Andrew Garfield at a glance
Born August 20, 1983
Full name Andrew Russell Garfield
Height 5ft 10inc
Citizenship USA and UK
Acting career 2005 to present
Major movies The Social Network (2010)

Never Let Me Go (2010)

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

The Amazing Spider-Man-2 (2014)

99 Homes (2014)

Silence (2016)

Hacksaw Ridge (2016) and upcoming more.



Ryan Gosling – La La Land

Ryan has played the role of Sebastian in La La Land who is a jazz pianist whose life takes some unexpected turns as he struggles to make it as a musician in Los Angeles. It is his second time nominations in Academy Award.

Gosling is a Canadian actor and musician. He was born on November 12, 1980 in London, Ontario, Canada, although he grew up in Cornwall.

At the age of twelve he was hired by Disney Channel and moved to Orlando, Florida, for playing a child star role on the Mickey Mouse Club. In 1996 he made his film debut with “Frankenstein and me”. Two years later she moved to New Zealand to record “Young Hercules”, a series with which she reached certain popularity.

In 2004 it jumped to the fame after starring next to Rachel McAdams “The Diary of Noah”, actress with whom maintained a courtship. In 2005 he worked with Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor in “Stay”, which had some bad reviews. He starred in “Half Nelson” in 2006, a film in which he gave life to an institute professor hooked to the drug. It shared poster a year later with Anthony Hopkins in “Fracture”.

Gosling married Hollywood celebrety Eva Mendes in 2011 and they got two daughters named Esmeralda and Amada Lee.

Ryan Gosling at a glance
Born November 12, 1980
Full name Ryan Thomas Gosling
Residence Los Feliz, Los Angeles, USA
Nationality Canadian and USA
Acting career 1993 – present
Children Two daughters
Spouse Eva Mendes (2011 to present)
Major movies The Believer (2001)

Murder by Numbers (2002)

The Slaughter Rule (2002)

The United States of Leland (2003)

The Notebook (2004)

Half Nelson (2006)

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

Blue Valentine (2010)

The Big Short (2015)

La La Land (2016) and upcoming more.


Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic

Viggo Mortensen is a Danish-American actor played the role of Ben, a father who has raised his six children in isolation in the Pacific Northwest, but after death of his wife, he integrated them into society. For the second time being Mortensen has nominated for Oscars Awards.

His mother was an American and father was Danish origin. He lived his childhood with his family in several Spanish American countries, including Argentina and Venezuela, so he understands and speaks Spanish perfectly, which allowed him to shoot in Spain several films, such as “Gimlet” by Jose Luis Acosta, “La Pistola De Mi Hermano “by Ray Loriga, or” Alatriste “by Agustín Díaz Yanes.

He was debuted in Hollywood with his film Witness (1985). Acting as Aragorn in Lord of the Rings (Part 1, 2 & 3) movies raised his fame dramatically in the movie world. He was also nominated for Academy Award for this character also. This is the second time he has nominated for Oscars Awards. Critics have continuously recognized his work in over thirty movies which is a great achievement for an actor.


Viggo Mortensen at a glance
Born October 20, 1958
Full name Viggo Peter Mortensen Jr.
Residence New York City, USA.
Citizenship USA and Danish
Height 5ft 11inc
Acting career 1984 – present
Children Single son
Spouse Exene Cervenka (1987-1998)
Major movies The Indian Runner (1991)

Carlito’s Way (1993)

Crimson Tide (1995)

The Portrait of Lady (1996)

G.I. Jane (1997)

La pistol de mi hermano (1997)

A Perfect Murder (1998)

A Walk on the Moon (1999)

The Lord of the Rings: Trilogy (2001-2003)

Eastern Promises (2007)

The  Road (2009)

Captain Fantastic (2016)




Denzel Washington – Fences

Denzel Washington plays the role of a middle-aged man named Troy Maxson in Fences whose bitterness over his sports career and life as a black man in 1950s Pittsburgh threatens to tear apart his family.

He began acting in small theaters and after graduating he moved to San Francisco to enroll in the American Conservatory Theater. After a year of training, Denzel started looking forward to working as an actor.

His imposing presence on the screen was enshrined shortly after in A Soldier’s History (1984), which earned him the starring role of South African activist Steven Biko in Cry Freedom (1987) and the Oscar for his portrayal of a supporting role in Glory (1989). In the early 1990s, Denzel Washington became a critically acclaimed actor and, along with Eddie Murphy, the color star with more pull at the box office.

With Spike Lee he filmed the biopic Malcolm X (1992), about the life of this black American community activist assassinated in 1965. In another memorable film, Philadelphia (1993), played the defending lawyer of Tom Hanks, dismissed of his company for having contracted AIDS. His long theatrical experience in Shakespearean roles made him suitable for also by Shakespearean actor and director Kenneth Branagh.


Denzel Washington at a glance
Born December 28, 1954
Full name Denzel Hayes Washington Jr.
Residence Mount Vernon, NY, USA
Height 6ft 1inc
Acting career 1975 – present
Children 4
Spouse Pauletta Pearson (1983 to present)
Major movies Glory (1989)

The Pelican Brief (1993)

Philadelphia (1993)

Crimson Tide (1995)

Courage Under Fire (1996)

The Hurricane (1999)

Training Day (2001)

Man of Fire (2004)

Inside Man (2006)

The Great Debates (2007)

Fences (2016) and many more.