Michael Keaton, Benedict Cumberbatch, and more vie for gold.
David Oyelowo ("Selma")
Pros: Oyelowo is a Spirit and SAG Award nominated actor who reunites with his "Middle of Nowhere" director Ava DuVernay to play none other than Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in this period drama about America's historic 1960s civil rights marches. He is simply superb. It's a breakout performance that will catapult him onto the prestige A-list.
Cons: Only the competitive field. Can he make it?