Nominees: George Clooney (Michael Clayton), Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood), Johnny Depp (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street), Tommy Lee Jones (In the Valley of Elah) and Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises).
Who Should Win: Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood)
Well, duh. The field this year is actually quite strong. Jones, Mortensen and Clooney are all exceptional, but Day-Lewis, whoa. How do you compete with the best performance from one of the world's finest actors? Like Bardem, Day-Lewis is menacing and brilliant.
The WTF? Nominee: Johnny Depp (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street)
I know by saying this the Johnny Depp fan squad will be on my ass, but, really, was he good in Sweeney Todd? I was too distracted by the fact that he (and most of his costars) couldn't sing to save his life. And isn't that part of the overall performance in a musical?