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Chiwetel Ejiofor - "12 Years a Slave"
Pros: Critics and audiences have already recognized that Ejiofor has delivered one of the most gut wrenching and moving performances of the year as Solomon Northup in Steve McQueen's "12 Years A Slave." 'Nuff said.
Cons: Frankly, it would be shocking for Ejiofor not to hear his name called on Thursday, Jan. 14.