Michael Keaton, Birdman
WINS: Gothams, NBR, OFCS
Nominations: WAFCA,SAG,GG,CRITICS CHOICE
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Wins: New York Film Critics Online


Nominations: Washington DC, GG, SAG, CRITICS CHOICE
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game

Nominations: Washington, DC, SAG, GG, CRITICS CHOICE
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Nominations: SAG, GG
David Oyelowo, Selma
Nominations: Washington, DC, CRITICS CHOICE
         
Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner
Winner: Cannes
Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Nominations: GG, CRITICS CHOICE
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
Nominations: SAG, GG, CRITICS CHOICE
Bill Murray St. Vincent
Nominations: GG
Bradley Cooper, American Sniper

Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice
Nominations: GG

Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes
Nominations: GG

Oscar Isaac, A Most Violent Year
Winner: NBR
Nominations: Washington, DC

Thomas Hardy, Locke
Winner: LA Film Critics

Jack O’Connell, Unbroken
John Lithgow, Love is Strange