BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA: Richard Gere in 'Arbitrage'
Robert Miller is a Wall Street kingpin first, human being second. That unlikable truth sets him racing against the clock to close an important deal before the cops pin him for killing his mistress in a car accident. Only an actor like Gere could make a bastard like this likable, and that is no easy task – despite the fact that the actor’s almost made a career out of doing it. While the Globes and many critics circles have singled out the performance, Oscar gave it a pass – which means he’s still searching for his first-ever Oscar nomination. Chances of winning: Only in our hearts.