BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL: Hugh Jackman in 'Les Miserables'
Les Miserables should be a synonym for tragedy. The entire musical hinges on heavy themes of life and death, redemption and loss. It takes an actor with significant range and vocal prowess to anchor such a film and Jackman does it effortlessly. He’s one of the few stars audiences love in both serious and more summer movie fare; we can’t wait to see more of his work in the former space. Chances of winning: Extremely good.