There's really no other way to describe this year's Best Actor nominees lineup than "insane." The list of actors who were close, but snubbed, would be an amazing group of nominees any other year. But this year, it's between Matthew McConaughey for "Dallas Buyers Club" and Chiwetel Ejiofor in "12 Years a Slave." It's close, but McConaughey may officially hoist himself into a new level way beyond his early work.
COMING FRIDAY: Best Director