Imit_big As always, the Best Actor category is stacked. You could easily make a list of 20 gentlemen who, theoretically, have a great shot at recognition this year. The Michael Keaton welcome-back party will surely roll out the carpet, and both Eddie Redmayne and Joaquin Phoenix have delivered performances everyone will be talking about. Benedict Cumberbatch would be a fair bet for frontrunner in the early stages, while Steve Carell and Channing Tatum will surprise plenty. Oh, and Bill Murray wants to play.

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