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2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Actor

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire January 15, 2015 at 1:28PM

Steve Carell ("Foxcatcher") and Ralph Fiennes ("The Grand Budapest Hotel") lead our early take on the best actor category.

Indiewire will provide updates of our predictions for the 87th Academy Awards through February 22nd, when the winners are announced.

Here is our current prediction for the Best Actor Oscar race, with commentary to come. Check out our predictions in other categories here.

The Nominees:
Steve Carell, "Foxcatcher"
Bradley Cooper, "American Sniper"
Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game"
Michael Keaton, "Birdman"
Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything"

Will Win: Michael Keaton, "Birdman"
Could Win: Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything"
Should Win: Michael Keaton, "Birdman"
Shoulda Been Here: Jake Gyllenhaal, "Nightcrawler"

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