Who Should Win the 2015 Oscar for Best Actor?
As the 2015 Academy Awards creep in closer and closer, we're getting more excited about Hollywood's biggest night. Which leading man do you think should take home the 2015 Oscar for Best Actor?
While we primarily know Steve Carell as a comedic actor (we still can't get over his role as Brick from the Anchorman movies), his dramatic part as John du Pont in Foxcatcher definitely has us seeing the actor in an entirely different light. There's no question that Carell gave the character of du Pont his all -- but does he have what it takes to take home the golden statuette for Best Actor? Only time will tell...
Bradley Cooper could probably do a dramatic reading of the alphabet and still get nominated for an Academy Award -- that's how crazy talented he is. Of course, his skill in American Sniper is pretty much unparalleled, and his nomination is totally worthy. Cooper has three Oscar noms under his belt -- will 2015 be his year? We can't wait to find out.
Eddie Redmayne wowed the world with his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. Redmayne already proved that he was a phenomenal actor in his role as Marius in Les Mis, but playing the character of Hawking is undoubtedly his greatest part to date. The redheaded actor already nabbed the 2015 Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama -- and some say he is poised to take home the Oscar as well.
Michael Keaton also won big at the 2015 Golden Globes, taking home the award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for his work in Birdman. His beyond touching speech -- and nod to his son, Sean -- totally won us over at the Golden Globes, so we're rooting for him to win just to see acceptance speech.
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as brilliant mathematician and scientist Alan Turig in The Imitation Game and turned in a stunning performance while doing so. This year's nom is the first Academy Award nomination for the much beloved British actor -- but can he score his biggest honor yet? We'll definitely be tuning in to find out.
Which leading man should take home the 2015 Academy Award for Best Actor? Vote for your favorite actor in the poll below.