Awards Season All-Stars: Who's Leading the Pack?

From Clooney to Streep, we tally up actors' big wins and nominations to see who's primed for an Oscar win Feb. 26 (29 Photos)

Tom DiChiara on Feb 20, 2012 at 5:06PM

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Awards Season All-Stars: Who's Leading the Pack?

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George Clooney, 'The Descendants'

Category: Best Actor
Nominations/Wins: With big wins as the Golden Globe and Critcs' Choice Awards, as well as SAG and Oscar nominations, George Clooney has his sights set on his first best-actor Academy Award (he won supporting actor for Syriana). His moving portrayal of a cuckolded husband who, in the wake of an accident that leaves his wife in a coma, reconnects with his two daughters is by far the most relatable performance he's ever turned in -- but he'll face stiff competition from pal Brad Pitt and late-surging Artist star Jean Dujardin in his quest for that Oscar.
Point total: 8
Power Ranking: No. 1 (tie)

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