YOU VOTE: Road to Oscar Noms – Best Actor and Best Actress

Yesterday I opened up the user voting asking for your predictions as to who would earn Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress and today we continue as I now ask for your votes for Best Actor and Best Actress in this post and your opinion on Best Director in this post. Tomorrow will open up the voting booths for frenzied voting on Best Picture.

First, before you vote I thought I would run down the predictions I have been making, which started back on November 20 and I was surprised to see things haven’t changed all that much outside of a couple of names. My first predictions, posted on November 20, looked like this for the Lead Actor and Actress Categories:

Actor Actress
  1. Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler)
  2. Sean Penn (Milk)
  3. Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon)
  4. Richard Jenkins (The Visitor)
  5. Clint Eastwood (Gran Torino)
  1. Meryl Streep (Doubt)
  2. Kristin Scott Thomas (I’ve Loved You So Long)
  3. Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married)
  4. Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road)
  5. Angelina Jolie (Changeling)

My most recent predictions look like this:

Supporting Actor Supporting Actress
  1. Sean Penn (Milk)
  2. Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler)
  3. Clint Eastwood (Gran Torino)
  4. Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon)
  5. Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
  1. Meryl Streep (Doubt)
  2. Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married)
  3. Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road)
  4. Kristin Scott Thomas (I’ve Loved You So Long)
  5. Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky)

For those that have been following along you know I have had a hard time with the Actor list in terms of where do Leonardo DiCaprio (Revolutionary Road) and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor) fall? Both have been in my top five at some point over the last couple of months and once my final predictions are released on Wednesday they both may find their way back in.

When it comes to the Actress category things don’t get any easier as names such as Angelina Jolie (Changeling) and Melissa Leo (Frozen River) continue to hover around those final spots as Streep, Hathaway and Winslet seem to be the locks.

Now remember, this voting isn’t about who will win or even who you want to win or even be nominated. This is about who you THINK will be nominated. Sorry, what you want has no weight here. So, with my opinion out of the way, it’s your turn… Have at it…


REMEMBER: This is for who you THINK will be nominated and NOT who you want to be nominated.

If you vote "Other" please add your comments below as doing so really does nothing for the poll

unless we know who you are thinking about.

The voting ends on January 22 at 2 AM, the nominees are announced shortly thereafter. You can vote on the other topline categories using the links below:


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