Anyway, if you want to see how the nominations stack up this should take you there. Just be careful, be very, very careful, other wise you're going to be stuck watching a shitty Cadillac commercial. When you get to the website only click on the 'nominee' button. Should you want to watch a trailer for any of the nominated films be forewarned, you will have to watch a shitty Cadillac commercial before the trailer begins.
The Best Actor nominations are, I think, the most interesting simply because 3 of the actors are playing 'real life' people. Historically, the Oscar has almost always gone to the actor or actress playing a 'real life' person, no matter how outstanding the other performances were.
Steve Carrell's DuPont was too wacko crazy in a creepy sort of way. Benedict Cumberbatch's was too sympathetic. Eddie Redmayne's Stephen Hawking is a survivor, besides, Mr. Hawking is probably going to be in the audience on the night of the awards (won't that give the tear ducts a squeeze?). So, I suspect it'll be Eddie walking home with the gold.