Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

09 January 2005

Best Actor

The deadline for Academy ballots is the end of this week, so I want to get my choices in before then. I'll try to do one every night. So... my favorites of the year and the order in which I would place them if I got to vote at the Academy:

JEFF BRIDGES, The Door in the Floor


AL PACINO, The Merchant of Venice


GAEL GARCÍA BERNAL Bad Education & The Motorcycle Diaries


JAMIE FOXX, Collateral & Ray


PAUL GIAMATTI, Sideways


Runners-up: Don Cheadle, Hotel Rwanda; Mark Ruffalo, We Don't Live Here Anymore; Matt Damon, The Bourne Supremacy; Jim Carrey, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events; Tom Hanks, The Terminal; Topher Grace, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! & (I'll assume) In Good Company.