Thursday, January 27, 2011

SAG Winner Predictions: Best Actor in a Leading Role

The competition: Jeff Bridges’ drunken bounty hunter (True Grit), Robert Duvall’s gruff hermit (Get Low), Jesse Eisenberg’s Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg (The Social Network), Colin Firth’s stuttering King George (The King’s Speech), and James Franco’s trapped climber (127 Hours).

For your information: Bridges won in this category last year for “Crazy Heart” and was previously nominated for “Seabiscuit” in 2003. Duvall won in the supporting category in 1998 for “A Civil Action” and was nominated for “The Apostle” in 1997, in addition to two TV nods. Firth was nominated in this category last year for “A Single Man,” and Franco was previously nominated for his TV work in “James Dean.” This is Eisenberg’s first nomination. Eisenberg and Firth are also nominated this year as members of their ensemble casts. Everyone in this category but Firth earned an Oscar nomination this year.

Who should win: Franco, Eisenberg, Firth – take your pick

Who will win: Firth

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