Oscar 2010: Best Actor Contenders

Best Actor Contenders

If nothing else, 2010 should be remembered as a year of great screen performances, for both male and female actors, lead and supporting ones.  Here is my list of Best Actor contenders, as of October 21.  The frontrunners are…..
 
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
James Franco, 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine
Robert Duvall, Get Low
Leonardo DiCaprio, Inception
Javier Bardem, Biutiful
Aaron Eckhart, Rabbit Hole
Michael Douglas, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
George Clooney, The American
Ewan McGregor, The Ghost Writer
 
Not surprisingly, with the excption of two or three actors (such as James Franco), most of the frontrunner have been nominated for an Oscar before, and four of them have actually won: Jeff Bridges, George Clooney, Michael Douglas, and Robert Duvall.