The Chosen Ones: Top 5 Best Actor Oscar Nominees

Best actor Oscar nominees ranked by their appeal.

As Hollywood prepares for the 81st annual Academy Awards on Sunday, E-Poll Market Research has ranked the nominees by scores based on their appeal. Gerry Philpott, president and chief executive of the firm, said the scores are higher compared with last year, especially for the actresses. “This could bode well for ratings,” he said. “Viewers want to see how these people look, and who will win. These are primarily well-known actresses, compared to the top five last year.” Overall observations for the Oscars this year? “There is always interest in someone glamorous,” he noted. “People are not going to give this up, no matter how down things are. But I do believe there will be less bling on the red carpet. Dresses and accessories will be understated…actors will be showing some restraint.

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