Alan Arkin – Argo
Russell Crowe – Les Misérables
Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook
Leonardo DiCaprio – Django Unchained
Dwight Henry – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
Samuel L. Jackson – Django Unchained
Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
Matthew McConaughey – Magic Mike
Ewan McGregor – The Impossible
Michael Peña – End of Watch
Eddie Redmayne – Les Misérables
Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained
LOL, this movie is going to be ridiculous.
And Crowe is out at this point.
Um, the website only proves that McConaughey is Warner Brother's main push for the film...
Academy members don't have to look at it! WTF. I'm sorry, but
this i apparently the one Magic Mike FYC ad that's been run so far.
I mean, c'mon. They're obviously going for this all-out.
"I shall immediately after I'm done watching Homeland." - DirkDiggler on his voting priorities
Matthew McConaughey is about as "A-list" as Gerard Butler. And Butler's career right now is very similar to Matt's before he decided he wanted to be taken seriously.
Famous Actor does not equal A-list, otherwise there'd be hundreds of "A-listers". Ewan Mcgregor is very famous and often plays the lead in movies, and I'd argue that he's only barely considered B-list.
While Matt's career make-over is admirable, he's pretty much always been a long term B-lister. Never taken that seriously as an actor, nor considered a consistent enough box office draw. But he had enough fame and box office success to be at least considered B-list.