In the film the Beginners,Christopher Plummer plays a guy who comes out after the death of his wife to his son.His performnace as a guy who finally embracing his true self is heart warming and hilarious all at the same time.He begans to start to live as a gay man by having open relationship with a younger man and going to the club.The chemistry between Ewan Mcgregor and Christopher is so convincing and authentic.Even though the character is small compared to Ewan's character,Christopher's character Hal was the most memorable one in the movie.I definitely see Christopher Plummer getting his first nomination and first win with Beginners.Like wine Christopher Plummers seems to gets more better as he gets older.Kudos!
Brad Pitt portrayal as a strict father in the Terrence Malick The Tree of Life is getting great reviews from the critics.His performance as a very tough father is garnering him buzz for the supporting category.Brad Pitt had appeared in two critically acclaimed movies this year with the other film is Moneyball.Being an actor with huge star value and giving a impressive performance in The Tree of Life,I see Brad getting another Oscar nod.
John Hawkes plays the leader of a cult following in the indie film Martha Marcy May Marlene.Although the films is mainly about Elizabeth Olsen's character,John Hawkes performance as the cold and scary cult leader made huge impact.His eyes and expression was scary and in some scenes we do relate to Elizabeth Olsen's character paranoia.He is getting great reviews and Oscar buzz for this film.If campaigned well I definitely see him getting nominated this year again.
Other actor that could get nominated :
6.Philip Seymour Hoffman
Phillip Seymour Hoffman performance the in The Ides of March is also getting some buzz as he seems to have some of the best lines in the movie and realistic portrayal.Philip is a great performer and had already won an Oscar for Capote and two more nomination in Charlie's Wilson War and Doubt.If campaigned well ,he could slip up to the nomination list.
Armie Hammer will be portraying the lover/protege of J.Edgar Hoover in the biopic J.Edgar.Armie's acting in The Social Network as the twins were good and if he could do the same in this movie I definitely see him getting a nod as the role of Clyde Tolson as it is a meaty role in the film. Controversial but if done well could be great.
So do you agree with me?Did I miss anyone?