In the category for Best Actor favorites include actor Michael Keaton for “Birdman,” where he stars as a former superhero movie actor, but also Eddie Redmayne, who gave a wonderful performance in “The Theory of Everything,” which chronicles the life of physicist Stephen Hawking.
Steve Carell took on a darker role in “Foxcatcher” where he interprets John Du Pont, a millionaire suffering from a form of schizophrenia who kills a wrestling gold champion.
Bradley Cooper scored an Academy Award nomination for the third year in a row. In “American Sniper,” Cooper plays the role of Chris Kyle, the most effective sniper in US military history.
In “The Imitation Game”, Benedict Cumberbatch is Alan Turing, a brilliant British mathematician who manages to crack the Enigma code used by the Nazis in World War Two.
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything — WINNER