Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
Woody Harrelson hasn't been nominated for an Oscar since his turn as the founder of Hustler in 1997's The People vs. Larry Flynt. This year, he earns his second nomination for playing a very different character—Capt. Tony Stone, a member of the Army's casualty notification service in The Messenger. The role also earned him a Golden Globe® nomination.
Credit: Oscilloscope Pictures