article-2700596-1FDB323E00000578-558_634x463Best Lead Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
David Oyelowo, Selma
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper

Jack O’Connell, Unbroken
Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner
Oscar Isaac, A Most Violent Year
Ben Affleck, Gone Girl
Matthew McConaughey, Interstellar

Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
Channing Tatum, Foxcatcher
Mark Wahlberg, The Gambler
Ellar Coltrane, Boyhood
Brendan Gleeson, Calvary
Robert Downey Jr., The Judge
Tom Hardy, Locke
Tommy Lee Jones, The Homesman

Last Updated: 12/10/14

*No official release date (could push to 2015)

^May fall into Comedy/Musical category

May fall into Supporting category

Falling Off: Chadwick Boseman, Get On Up*; Miles Teller, Whiplash; Christian Bale, Exodus: Gods and Kings