-Joaquin had been a part of many critically acclaimed films in his career and many of the actor that worked with him had won(Reese Winterspoon,Russel Crowe) or got a nod but him.The Master is said to be completely his film with his performance as the drifter who questions his faith receiving unanimous positive reviews and is often highlighted as the best thing of the film.The only thing that could take the win from him is his recent ridiculous interview about the Oscars.
2.Daniel Day Lewis for Lincoln
-The best actor of our generation playing one of American most iconic President,Abraham Lincoln.The makeup,the costumes,his mannerism and body language all screams the beloved president.So
far,all the reviews are positive and unanimously praising Daniel Day Lewis performance in the film.It looks like he is gonna pull a Meryl Streep and become the only actor to have won three Best Actor.
3.John Hawkes for The Sessions
-John Hawkes was truly snubbed for his creepy turn in Martha Marcy May Marlene as the cult leader last year.This year he returns with a bang(no pun intended) as a paralyzed men wanting to lose his virginity with help of a sex surrogate.While he rarely moves in the film,his facial experience is what does justice to film.A role with intense scenes with some comedic elements infuse to with,John Hawkes definitely needs another nomination.
4.Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook
5.Hugh Jackman for Les Miserables
Other possible cottenders:
6.Denzel Washington for Flight
Do let me know about your own predictions and if you felt there are other more deserving actors that should get nominated?