Oscar Predictions: Actor
Actor Nominations: Daniel Day Lewis (There Will Be Blood), Johnny Depp (Sweeney Todd), George Clooney (Michael Clayton), Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises), Tommy Lee Jones (In The Valley of Elah)
One horse race. I really cannot even envisage somebody beating out Daniel Day Lewis this year seeing as he gave the finest performance of his career. Subsequently, this places it among the top ten male performances of all time. True.
I suppose Clooney and Depp could manage to cause an upset but not only would I not hold my breath, I wouldn’t even close up my nostrils for second. Day Lewis will win, deserves to win and will not be defeated.
It should though be noted that I think both Casey Affleck in Gone Baby Gone, Josh Brolin in No Country For Old Men and Philip Seymour Hoffman in Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead deserve nods over Depp, Clooney and Mortensen. But there you go. Although, Mortensen should’ve got one for History of Violence. All’s fair, eh?
Who Will Win: Daniel Day Lewis
Who Should Win: Daniel Day Lewis
Dark Horse: Um… Clooney?