2013 Academy Award Predictions in the Best Actor Category: Phoenix, Day-Lewis and More

2013 Oscar predictions Best Actor: Phoenix, Day-Lewis Joaquin Phoenix (a Best Actor nominee for James Mangold's Walk the Line in 2005) and Daniel Day-Lewis (Best Actor Oscar winner for both Jim Sheridan's My Left Foot in 1989 and Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood in 2007) look like the two shoo-ins for the 2013 Oscar for Best Leading Performance by an Actor at this stage. Phoenix's nod will be for Anderson's critically acclaimed but commercially disappointing The Master; Day-Lewis' will be for Steven Spielberg's generally well-received historical drama Lincoln, in which the two-time Oscar winner plays the title role. (Above photo: Phoenix with a camera in The Master.) Note: Day-Lewis was also nominated for Sheridan's In the Name of the Father in 1993 and for Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York in 2002; the lost the 1993 Oscar to Tom Hanks (Philadelphia) and the 2002 Oscar to Adrien Brody (The Pianist). More predictions for
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