After collecting the Golden Globe, the SAG Award, and the BAFTA for Best Actor for his performance in “The Williams Method”, Will Smith is a big favorite for the 94th Academy Awards. Superstar and true Hollywood institution, this is his third nomination after “Ali” in 2002 and “The Pursuit of Happiness” in 2007, and this time should be the right one.
Will Smith, a career at the top
Before exploding in the cinema, Will Smith began in 1987 as a rapper and MC under the name of The Fresh Prince and already knows popularity and success, barely twenty years old. But Hollywood reaches out and the young man is looking for challenges. The sequel is world-famous, with the immense success of the series The prince of Bel-Air and an early Hollywood A-List installation with bad boys by Michael Bay in 1995.
In action, comedy, drama, he is at ease. The few critical failures he has experienced throughout his career, as well as famous missed appointments like Matrix and Django Unchained, do not really tarnish his image, but perhaps deprive him of better consideration from his peers. It’s never too late to make up for it, and that’s what’s happening, with his obvious pole position to receive the Oscar for Best Actor at the 94th Academy Awards which takes place on March 27, 2022.
His performance in The Williams Method is unanimous
In the game of predictions, this year it seems to have little issue concerning the actor to whom the prestigious statuette will be awarded. Yet there is competition, with Javier Bardem in Being the RicardosAndrew Garfield in tick, tick…BOOM!Benedict Cumberbatch in The Power of The Dog and Denzel Washington in The Tragedy of Macbeth. But the trend, indicated by previous awards shows, is almost invariably confirmed.
With The Williams Methods film in which he brilliantly embodies the father and coach of sisters and tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, Will Smith has already won more high-end awards this year than in his entire career – music aside. Indeed, he received in 2022 the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama, the SAG Award for Best Actor and finally the BAFTA in the same category. That is to say, he conquered the foreign press of Hollywood – which hands over the Golden Globes -, his brothers and sisters of the Screen Actors Guild, and finally British film professionals.
This is his third Oscar nomination for Best Actor, after those obtained in 2002 for Ali and in 2007 for In search of happiness. Note that in 2005 he received an honorary Caesar and that it was perhaps, until the eve of the Golden Globes 2022, his most prestigious cinema award… Moved to tears at the presentation of his SAG Award, we hope that Will Smith has others in store, as the next Oscar statuette for Best Actor seems destined for him. See you on the night of March 27 to March 28!