BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL: Bradley Cooper in 'Silver Linings Playbook'
Fans of the TV show Alias know that Cooper can do much more than Hangover movies. And now Silver Linings Playbook reaffirms that fact. Cooper plays Pat, a teacher who suffered a mental breakdown right around the time his marriage evaporated. His scenes with Jennifer Lawrence’s sex-charged widow find the delicate balance of comedic and vulnerable that’s hard for any actor to master; Cooper somehow pulls it off without breaking a sweat. Chances of winning: Bet your money on it (but not all of it).
Source: The Weinstein Company