WANTED! Search for the Surprise Oscar Nominee Begins with 10 Suspects

Surprise NomsWe look for them every year. The nominee that swoops in at the last minute and shows either the strength of a certain film that is nominated for Best Picture or one that simply makes your jaws drop. We’ve seen them over the years like Tommy Lee Jones in “In the Valley of Elah,” William Hurt in “A History of Violence,” Laura Linney in “The Savages,” or Jacki Weaver in “Silver Linings Playbook.”

This year, with a race that is wide open in many aspects, we’re on the hunt to locate and find out who this presumed shocker will be on nomination morning.

Here are ten names we should be keeping a close eye upon: