-We seldom see him onscreen but whenever he is onscreen,he transforms into the character even in the critical failure film Nine.In Lincoln,Daniel Day Lewis would be playing Abraham Lincoln one of America's famous president alongside an amazing cast like Sally Field(I love this woman),Joseph Gordon Levitt and more.Will Daniel Day Lewis pull a Meryl Streep win ? I think its absolutely possible when you put an actor like Daniel in the picture.
2.John Hawkes,The Surrogate
3.Phillip Seymour Hoffman,The Master
4.Bill Murray,Hyde Park On Hudson
5.Hugh Jackman,Les Miserables
-Hugh Jackman never had a role that could showcase his talent onscreen like Broadway does.This is the perfect role for him where he can showcase his singing,acting and even dancing playing Jean Valjean.
Other Possible nominees:
6.Jamie Foxx,Django Unchained
7.Leonardo DiCaprio, The Great Gatsby
8.Sam Riley,On The Road