Is this the most competitive category of the season?
Kevin Spacey, "Margin Call"
Pro: A two-time Academy Award winner, Spacey has never lost when nominated. In "Margin Call," he plays the head of sales at a trading firm that has gotten in way over its head. Spacey's character is the voice of reason during the crisis without being preachy (quite difficult given the situation in the story) and it's one of his most relaxed and subtle turn in years. "Margin Call" may also be a surprise favorite of Academy members.
Con: Roadside Attractions is supporting their art house hit, but with such a large ensemble cast can Spacey really break through? Or, will the film be honored in the original screenwriting category instead?