Taking a look at the best acting races at this year's Oscars
It's an honour to be nominated for an Oscar, but of all the Awards the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences gives out, the most coveted of them all for an actor are those given for Best Actor and Actress. This year is proving to be a tight race as each performance was stellar in their own right.
From a dad trying to cope with family issues, to a silent film star making noise, to women proving they can do a man's job, this year's nominees had us forgetting who they really were as we got lost in their characters. But isn't that what fine acting is all about?