Brad Pitt

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 15, 2011 15:21:24 November 15, 2011 15:21:24

Arguments for: -Moneyball, Tree of Life, commercially and critically it’s been a really, really strong year, and now they’re talking Oscar nomination. Who’s better at campaigning than the Brange? -Look at his hustle for Moneyball. He’s been working it harder than he has in a long, long time. This is a sign for him: Brad can taste something, and is willing to bend a lot deeper for it in exchange. Full Story

Robert Pattinson

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 15, 2011 15:05:21 November 15, 2011 15:05:21

Arguments for: -It’s Twilight Week. It’s perfectly timed. You give it to him, the Twi-Hards jizz all over the newsstands, instant major cash. Pattinson is almost an automatic. It’s the “of course” selection.  He’s made the final 3. I would not be surprised. But if I were safeguarding this brand. Full Story

Leonardo DiCaprio

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 15, 2011 15:01:07 November 15, 2011 15:01:07

Arguments for:-Oh he’ll hide under his smelly baseball cap and tell you he’s not interested in an Oscar but of course he’s interested in an Oscar. That’s the whole point of the game. And right now, with J Edgar, there’s a good chance at a nomination. Doesn’t hurt if he goes into the race winning the SMA popularity contest-Leonardo DiCaprio became the Heartthrob who became the Actor. Full Story

Jon Hamm

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 15, 2011 14:55:50 November 15, 2011 14:55:50

Arguments for:-Oh My God, please just give it to him-He’s funny, he’s versatile, he’s not overly precious, he’s so humble, and sweet-Devoted to his lady-Very American-People miss Mad Men/Don Draper-The average age of all past SMAs is 39. Jon Hamm is 40. Arguments against:-He’s a tv star, he’s not a Movie Star. Full Story

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