Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama): Daniel Day-Lewis for 'Lincoln'
In a nutshell, Daniel Day-Lewis can't lose. Known for his slavish devotion to roles -- he only makes a film every two to three years, and stays in character even when the cameras stop rolling -- the British actor outdid himself with Lincoln. His portrayal of Abraham Lincoln, based on extensive historical research, was drastically different from any previously seen on film, and has breathed new life into the sixteenth President's legacy. It's an achievement that led Time magazine to declare Day-Lewis "the greatest living actor," and we're certain Golden Globe voters (and Oscar voters, for that matter) will agree.