• The 2023 Oscars air live on March 12
  • Five stars are nominated for Best Actor this year
  • One actor has emerged as the favourite, but it's close!

The 2023 Oscars are just around the corner, and some big names are nominated in this year's Best Actor category. 

The five nominees are: Austin Butler for Elvis. Colin Farrell for The Banshees of Inisherin. Brendan Fraser for The Whale. Paul Mescal for Aftersun. And Bill Nighy for Living.

2023 Oscars: Brendan Fraser or Austin Butler for Best Actor?

So, who is the favourite to win? Between critics, earlier award shows, and the betting odds, it's looking like a two-horse race for Best Actor.

The current favourite to win is Brendan Fraser, for his career reviving performance in The Whale.

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But a very close second is Austin Butler, who wowed audiences everywhere portraying Elvis Presley last year.

In any case, all five nominees would be first-time Oscar-winners. The winner will be revealed on March 12...

See more in the video above!