BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL: Ewan McGregor in 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen'
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen quietly went in and out of theaters, but its supporters have been loud and clear. Most of the film’s notices single out McGregor’s work as Dr. Alfred Jones, a man charged with helping a wealthy sheik realize his fly-fishing aspirations while, in turn, realizing a few of his own. McGregor’s talent has never been disputed; it’s just that this year’s competition overshadows him. Chances of winning: Not exactly zero, but definitely zero’s cousin.
Source: CBS Films