Could Adam Driver Finally Win an Oscar for His Role in ‘Marriage Story’?

You may know him as the ruthless leader of the First Order from Star Wars. You may know him as the Tony-nominated actor who starred in Broadway’s Burn This. Recently, Adam Driver portrayed Charlie in the Netflix original film, Marriage Story. Could the actor earn an Oscar for his performance in this movie? Here’s what we know about Adam Driver and the upcoming award show.

Adam Driver attends the 'MARRIAGE STORY' Special Presentation
Adam Driver attends the ‘MARRIAGE STORY’ Special Presentation | Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix

Adam Driver is nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance as Charlie in ‘Marriage Story’

Alongside co-star Scarlett Johansson’s character, Adam Driver’s character tells the story of one couple as they go through a divorce in the Netflix original movie, Marriage Story. This film enjoyed a cinematic premiere earlier in 2019, before heading to the streaming platform. Already, the actor earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama.

“Usually there’s like one scene in a movie or maybe two that you’re dreading. With this one, every scene felt like it’s all too early in the schedule,” Adam Driver said of the film, according to Cinema Blend.

“It’s too early… and then maybe we can put it to next week, but then next week’s was worse,” he continued. “Again, I think that’s a testament to good writing. Every scene felt [like] the stakes were incredibly high. They all felt urgent. They all felt necessary. There wasn’t a part that you could take out where the movie would survive without.”

Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson attend "Marriage Story" photocall
Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson attend “Marriage Story” photocall | Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

When are the Oscar nominations announced? When does the award ceremony take place?

According to Cinema Blend, the nominations for the 92nd annual Academy Awards will be announced on January 13th, 2020. The ceremony will then be televised on February 9th, 2020, only days after the Grammy Awards.

Until then, fans can watch Adam Driver in other movies, including Disney’s 2019 release, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Although this actor starred as a lead role for films like The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, this is the last movie in the sequel trilogy. Adam Driver also stars in the thriller, The Report, previously released on Nov. 15, 2019.

The Academy nominated Adam Driver last year, for his work with ‘BlacKkKlansman’

There’s a little bit of time before the nominees for the Oscars are announced. However, Adam Driver already has a few nominations under his belt. That includes Tony, Primetime Emmy, Golden Globe, and Oscar nominations.

Last year, the actor earned a Tony nomination for Best Actor in a Play for his role in the Broadway production, Burn This. Additionally, he earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for portraying the character “Flip” in BlacKkKlansman. In 2013, 2014, and 2015, he earned Emmy nominations in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category for the HBO series, Girls.

The next movie featuring Adam Driver is Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, available in theaters starting on Dec. 20, 2019. Other Star Wars movies featuring Adam Driver, including The Force Awakens, are available for streaming on Disney+.

Marriage Story is now available on Netflix.