Ford v Ferrari: Bale and Damon Both Compete for Best Actor Oscar

Christian Bale and Matt Damon will both campaign in the lead category of Best Actor for their work in Fox’s biopic, Ford v Ferrari, which hits theaters next month.

“Ford v Ferrari” follows an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by auto visionary Carroll Shelby (Damon) and his British driver, Ken Miles (Bale).

The two are dispatched by Henry Ford II and Lee Iacocca to build an entirely new vehicle with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans World Championship in France.

Ford v Ferrari premiered at the Toronto Film Fest and will be released by Disney on November 15.

Bale has been nominated for four Academy Awards and won in the supporting category for The Fighter. He was nominated for Best Actor in “The Big Short,” “Vice” and “American Hustle.”

Damon at the Oscars

Damon has been nominated for five Academy Awards and won one for Best Original Screenplay for the 1997 Good Will Hunting.

He was nominated for acting Oscars in “Good Will Hunting,” “Invictus” and The Martian, but has not won yet.

He also received a best picture nomination for “Manchester by the Sea.”
Disney bought Fox in March. Fox had decided in February to move the film back from June 28 to an awards season date of November 15.