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oscars 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions  

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Who will be awarded the Oscar for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor at the 2015 Academy Awards? Will Oscar frontrunners like Michael Keaton in Birdman, Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game or Eddie Redmayne in The Theory of Everything take home the 2015 best actor award at the 87th Academy Awards? Perhaps a dark horse nominee like Steve Carrell will take home the gold.

There were a lot of great acting performances in 2014 and perennial favorites like Bradley Cooper in the Clint Eastwood directed American Sniper, and the Best Supporting Actor category is as crowded as ever with brilliant performances from the likes of Mark Ruffalo, Edward Norton, and Robert Duvall.

Who do you think will win the Oscar for best actor and Best Supporting Actor? Also, feel free to check out The Best Actors In Film History and the Complete List of Academy Award Winning Actors! Will these Oscars 2015 predictions come true? We'll know on February 22, 2015!
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Michael Keaton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
Michael Keaton Birdman - Nominated for Best Actor: Birdman

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David Oyelowo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #2 David Oyelowo Selma, A Most Violent Year

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Brendan Gleeson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #3 Brendan Gleeson Calvary

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Ben Affleck is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #4 Ben Affleck Gone Girl

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Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #5 Bill Murray St. Vincent

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Bill Nighy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #6 Bill Nighy Pride

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Alfred Molina is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #8 Alfred Molina Love Is Strange

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James Corden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #7 James Corden Into the Woods

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Gael García Bernal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #9 Gael García Bernal Rosewater

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Joaquin Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #10 Joaquin Phoenix Inherent Vice

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Chadwick Boseman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #11 Chadwick Boseman Get On Up

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Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #12 Tom Hardy Locke

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Jim Broadbent is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #13 Jim Broadbent Le Week-End

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Ansel Elgort is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #15 Ansel Elgort The Fault in Our Stars

The Best Actors with More Than One Oscar

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Miles Teller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #16 Miles Teller Whiplash

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Timothy Spall is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #17 Timothy Spall Mr. Turner

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J.K. Simmons is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
carlybobarly added J.K. Simmons Whiplash - Nominated for Best Supporting Actor: Whiplash

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Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #18 Adam Sandler Men, Women and Children

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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #19 Robert Downey Jr. The Judge

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Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #20 Matthew McConaughey Interstellar

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Ellar Coltrane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #21 Ellar Coltrane Boyhood

The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

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Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
Benedict Cumberbatch The Imitation Game, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - Nominated for Best Actor: The Imitation Game

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Jeremy Renner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #22 Jeremy Renner Kill the Messanger

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Bradley Cooper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
Bradley Cooper American Sniper - Nominated for Best Actor: American Sniper

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Jake Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #24 Jake Gyllenhaal Nightcrawler

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Ethan Hawke is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
Ethan Hawke Dead Poets Society, Training Day, Gattaca - Nominated for Best Supporting Actor: Boyhood

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Oscar Isaac is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #25 Oscar Isaac A Most Violent Year

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Ralph Fiennes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #27 Ralph Fiennes The Grand Budapest Hotel

Actors Who Almost Got the Part in a DC Film

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Edward Norton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
Edward Norton Fight Club, The Incredible Hulk, American History X - Nominated for Best Supporting Actor: Birdman

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Tommy Lee Jones is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #28 Tommy Lee Jones The Homesman

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Mark Ruffalo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
Mark Ruffalo Begin Again - Nominated for Best Supporting Actor: Foxcatcher

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Robert Duvall is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
Robert Duvall The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Apocalypse Now - Nominated for Best Supporting Actor: The Judge

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Philip Seymour Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #30 Philip Seymour Hoffman A Most Wanted Man

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Eddie Redmayne is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
Eddie Redmayne The Theory of Everything - Nominated for Best Actor: The Theory of Everything

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Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
Steve Carell Foxcatcher - Nominated for Best Actor: Foxcatcher 

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Russell Crowe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #33 Russell Crowe Noah

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Jack O'Connell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #34 Jack O'Connell Unbroken

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Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #36 Brad Pitt Fury

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Channing Tatum is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list 2015 Best Actor Oscar Predictions
voting closed at #35 Channing Tatum Foxcatcher