Colin Firth, A Single Man
Tom Ford's directorial debut A Single Man
tells the story of George (Colin Firth
), an English professor trying to cope with the sudden death of his partner. Fresh off a Golden Globe® nomination, this is the first Oscar nomination for the critically acclaimed British actor. Firth is best known for his roles in Bridget Jones' Diary
, Love Actually
and Mamma Mia!
, but, he first stole our hearts as Mr. Darcy in the 1995 BBC version of Pride and Prejudice
Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker
You may recognize him from films such as SWAT, North Country and 28 Weeks Later. This year, Jeremy Renner is a red carpet fixture thanks to his role as an elite Army bomb squad commander in Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker. This is Renner's first Oscar nomination.
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