Best of 2014: male performances on film
2014 was a stellar year for acting, so much so that it’s impossible to squeeze together the male and female candidates onto one list – so we’ve separated them!
As always the male category is extremely overcrowded and competition is particularly fierce this year, as it saw many established actors deliver their strongest performances to date. Even though come February, only two of them will walk away with the desired Oscar statue, all of them will continue to have very successful, and diverse careers.
Also, it should be noted that this list details the best performances of the year; not necessarily the ones that will be recognized by the Academy when the Oscars roll around.
Before getting to the meat of the list – it’s time for a few special awards!
I’ve tried to keep spoilers to a minimum in this article, but their undoubtedly will be some, so you know, SPOILER ALERT!