85th Oscar Shortlist: Best Actor

by keithsim | created - 17 Sep 2012 | updated - 08 Nov 2012 | Public

It's already been a year of compelling lead, male performances and that's likely to continue through December so don't be surprised if this list changes over time. It's always tough, in these circumstances, deciding who is the lead actor or how they'll be put forward to the Academy by the studios (is Philip Seymour Hoffman a co-lead or a co-star in The Master?). Nevertheless, here's a good start. You can also see a list of my predictions, starting with Best Picture, as well as other journalists' picks here at Gold Derby. - by Keith Simanton