Clooney, Damon, Day-Lewis, Firth and who else make the cut?
Mark Wahlberg, "The Lovely Bones"
Previous nominations or wins:
Nominee, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, "The Departed," (2007)
Pros: Wahlberg was handed a great role of the grieving, but passionate father Jack Salmon in Peter Jackson's big screen adaptation of "The Lovely Bones"....
Cons: ...but was he able to knock it out of the park after replacing Ryan Gosling with only a week before shooting began? Curious to say the least.