Ryan Gosling

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 15, 2011 14:52:04 November 15, 2011 14:52:04

Arguments for:-What a year. He was everywhere this year. -He goes to Disneyland, the aquarium, he breaks up fights.-That time he took his shirt off in Crazy, Stupid, Love-Major talent, super respected among his peers, handpicked by George Clooney, a big, BIG futureArguments against:-None of his movies are ever major SMASH hits. Full Story

Robert Downey Jr

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 15, 2011 14:48:46 November 15, 2011 14:48:46

Arguments for:-Sherlock at Christmas, Iron Man in The Avengers in May, he’s running the box office, he’s never been more popular-All that’s in the past now, right? He is the ultimate Comeback -Happily married, wife expecting baby, it’s the MiniVan’s favourite subject: babies!-Best personality ever-Women adore him and men want to hang out with him Arguments against:-People hold grudges for a long ass time -Mel Gibson-Doesn’t kiss enough MiniVan ass. Full Story

George Clooney

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 15, 2011 14:45:42 November 15, 2011 14:45:42

Arguments for:-On the campaign trail, HARD. Is riding this year on two features, The Ides of March and The Descendents which is quickly, quickly picking up a lot of momentum. -No denying how bad he wants this. See Stacy Keibler. -No one has ever been named SMA three times. He’d never admit it but please. Full Story

Prince William

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 15, 2011 14:35:36 November 15, 2011 14:35:36

Arguments for:-He’s a real life Prince. Like, if you were to draw a Prince without ever having seen a Prince, you’d come up with him. -He’s the son of the beloved Diana, now a full blown married adult man: we watched him grow up, there’s a sentimentality factor here.-His big ass wedding was really popular. Full Story

Bradley Cooper

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 15, 2011 14:32:49 November 15, 2011 14:32:49

Arguments for:-It’s been a good year professionally. Limitless did well. The Hangover 2 did very well. -He’s American -He’s now single having (strategically) split from Renee Zellweger who wouldn’t have been very popular with the MiniVan Majority as a girlfriend-JLo was dealing with him for about 5 minutes-He would want it. Full Story

Hugh Jackman

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 15, 2011 14:29:40 November 15, 2011 14:29:40

Arguments for:-Reel Steel was a surprise (modest) success. And he’s now back on Broadway, winning favour with fans and critics. -Look at him-He’s accessible, he’s the nicest person ever, he’s awesome with his kids, he’s happy, always, whenever we see him, he’s lovely to his wife, who doesn’t love him??? Arguments against:-He’s already been the SMA. Full Story

Daniel Craig

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 15, 2011 14:19:34 November 15, 2011 14:19:34

Arguments for:-He’s all over the movies this season with two major releases (TinTin, Dragon Tattoo Girl) and it certainly makes sense from a marketing push -After the underwhelming performances of Cowboys & Aliens and Dream House, he might need a little popoularity juice-Daniel Craig is old school sex appeal: this is a man for men and for womenArguments against:-It’s a year too early. Full Story

Colin Firth

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 15, 2011 14:16:27 November 15, 2011 14:16:27

Arguments for: -Let’s not waste time on the physical obvious. You’ve seen him in a tuxedo?-Really it should have been last year but now he’s the reigning Best Actor and this year, during award season, he’s in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, and even though Gary Oldman’s getting most of the play for the film, it’s yet another prestige project Firth is involved with. Full Story

Neil Patrick Harris

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 15, 2011 14:13:00 November 15, 2011 14:13:00

Arguments for:-Wouldn’t it be great??? The first openly gay Sexiest Man Alive? The year that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is repealed? -NPH is riding a career high: multiple award nominations, accolades hosting award shows, popularity across demographics.-NPH is riding a personal high: he’s a new dad, and they’re twins!-And he’s just so nice, and appreciative, and deserving, and lovely, and wonderful -The MiniVan Majority they love him, they want to go for martinis and manicures with him, they’re not threatened by him, they’re SJP to his NPH. Full Story

Gerard Butler

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 15, 2011 14:09:18 November 15, 2011 14:09:18

Arguments for: -Personally I can’t think of any-If I had to stretch, I’d say that some people think he did a good job in Coriolanus and it’s making an Oscar run so the studio might be pushing for it-Some horny ladies are into this Scottish mess. Specifically, his rabid fan club which is mobilising to get him some kind of nomination. Full Story

Chris Evans

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 15, 2011 14:05:16 November 15, 2011 14:05:16

Arguments for: -The success of Captain America secured him his very own superhero franchise. With Avengers coming in 6 months, it’s a good way to build momentum. He’d certainly have his studio backing it. And, unlike Ryan Reynolds, his film was actually good; he established that before taking the title. Full Story