Johnny Depp - SWEENEY TODD
Tommy Lee Jones - IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH
Daniel Day Lewis - THERE WILL BE BLOOD
George Clooney - MICHAEL CLAYTON
Viggo Mortensen - EASTERN PROMISES
Actually, THIS is the most sure-thing this Oscar night. Actually, this is probably the most sure thing on any Oscar night in the history of the Oscars. Daniel Day-Lewis is the most incredible actor of his generation, our Brando. He is a crazy method actor who fully immerses himself into his roles so that he truly embodies the character, even off-camera. For months at a time. His role as Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood is the single greatest piece of acting I've seen, joining the late Heath Ledgers role in Brokeback Mountain as the greatest performances I've seen and the apex of their field. Please believe it. And watch your milkshake.
UPDATE: Daniel Day-Lewis won! Whew...
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