‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ could — and should — be the first film to get 2 Best Actor Oscar nominations in 35 years

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ could — and should — be the first film to get 2 Best Actor Oscar nominations in 35 years
Quentin Tarantino‘s highly anticipated “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, debuted to raves at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday, which is not really that shocking. What might have been less expected, though, were all the notices — stellar ones, to be clear — for Pitt as a lead. So now the question is: Could this film try to and actually get two Best Actor Oscar nominations, ending a 35-year dry spell?

All this time we’ve been operating on the assumption that DiCaprio was the “obvious” lead of the film, which covers three days in Los Angeles in 1969, the last of which is the night of the Manson Family murders. DiCaprio, who is first-billed, plays Rick Dalton — excuse us, Rick F—in’ Dalton — a TV star struggling to break into films in a changing Hollywood, while Pitt plays his stunt double and Bff Cliff Booth.
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