It's time to question everything, because two of the least expected actors are earning top buzz at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
Adam Sandler and Robert Pattinson have wowed fans and critics in their respective films. The former "Twilight" heartthrob has viewers raving over his leading role in the crime thriller "Good Time," with Sandler earning awards buzz for the family comedy "The Meyerowitz Stories."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pattinson's "Good Time" got "screaming applause" during a six-minute standing ovation. According to USA Today, Sandler's film "was met with rapturous reviews and a four-minute standing ovation," with critics surprised to find themselves considering the comic for an Oscar. (Hey, he was pretty good in "Punch-Drunk Love," too.)
Here are some early reactions to both actors having breakthrough moments at this point in their careers:
I can't believe I'm living in a world where both Adam Sandler & Robert Pattinson could potentially be in the Best Actor conversation— Matt Neglia (@NextBestPicture) May 25, 2017
What a time to be alive when the two biggest contenders for Cannes Best Actor are Adam Sandler and Robert Pattinson. #Cannes2017— AFK Sinemada (@afksinemada) May 25, 2017
Feed about to go ballistic, because Robert Pattinson could easily win Best Actor here. He's absolutely great in GOOD TIME— Tim Robey (@trim_obey) May 25, 2017
Because it's 2017 and everything is bonkers, good money for best actor at #Cannes2017 now on Adam Sandler or Robert Pattinson— Deborah Cole (@doberah) May 25, 2017
Good Time : Robert Pattinson for best actor at #Cannes2017 there's no competition.— James Healey (@SwedishLincoln) May 25, 2017
@SwedishLincoln adam sandler maybe— Natalia13586 (@NextStation92) May 25, 2017
@NextStation92 Adam Sandler was sooooooo good but I don't think he'll win. Be very happy if him or Pattinson win.— James Healey (@SwedishLincoln) May 25, 2017
@SwedishLincoln I didn't see their movies but I heard Adam and Robert were great. In your opinion, who should win?— Natalia13586 (@NextStation92) May 25, 2017
@NextStation92 That's such a tough call because they're two totally different performances. Comedic performances are huge for me so I think I prefer Adam— James Healey (@SwedishLincoln) May 25, 2017
The 2017 Cannes winners will be announced this weekend. And then we wait, to see if either actor will still be riding the buzz when the Oscars are awarded in early 2018.
@NextStation92 But I would say Robert is objectively better. But again, both are incredible.— James Healey (@SwedishLincoln) May 25, 2017
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