Best Actor: 다니엘 데이 루이스 (Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
If you're wondering just how good Daniel Day-Lewis' portrayal of the iconic figure Abraham Lincoln was, it was THAT good. With two Oscar wins already under his belt, Day-Lewis' performance was so superior that I find it almost impossible to deny him the hat trick. The resemblance was uncanny and I would expect to hear his name called during the 2013 Oscars.
Other Major Contenders: Joaquin Phoenix (The Master), John Hawkes (The Sessions) and Denzel Washington (Flight)
Other Possibilities: Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables), Anthony Hopkins (Hitchcock) and Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)