In a smart biopic widely praised by critics, Ejiofor played Don Cheadle's mentor and friend and nearly stole the film out from under him.
By reputation alone, Hanks is always a viable candidate, no matter the project.
In the 1955 classic "The Night of the Hunter," Robert Mitchum's knuckles are memorably tattooed "hate" and "love."
An indie and kudos darling, Gosling found himself a nominee last year for "Half Nelson" and, if the stars align again, could make the cut this time around, too.
When Casey Affleck was approached to take on the pivotal role of Robert Ford in Andrew Dominik's "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," the project seemed like the perfect…
"It was digging holes in the ground. It was irresistible."
It's been a strong year for Bosco, who had a nice turn as an attorney on the recently renewed FX drama "Damages," and here he's terrific as an ailing father dealing with bouts of dementia.
Freeman goes toe-to-toe with him in "The Bucket List," and, as the two are both competing for lead actor noms, it's tough to say which one, if either, will make more of an impression on voters.
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