Best Lead Performance- Male, 2007

Rules and Regulations

Best Lead Actor

1. Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood (142 points/19 votes)

2. Viggo Mortensen, Eastern Promises (58/9)
3. George Clooney, Michael Clayton (37/6)
4. Sam Rockwell, Joshua (34/5)
5. Sam Riley, Control (31/5)

[Casey Affleck, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (24/4) {points moved to supporting}]
6. Christian Bale, Rescue Dawn (18/3)
6. Tommy Lee Jones, In the Valley of Elah (18/3)
6. Frank Langella, Starting Out in The Evening (18/3)
9. Casey Affleck, Gone Baby Gone (17/4)
10. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (17/3)
10. Michael Shannon, Bug (17/3)
12. Ulrich Mühe, The Lives of Others (16/3)
13. Russell Crowe, 3:10 to Yuma (12/2)
13. Emile Hirsch, Into the Wild (12/2)
[Kurt Russell, Grindhouse (12/2) {points moved to supporting}]
[Chris Cooper, Breach (11/2) {points moved to supporting}]
15. Richard Gere, The Hoax (10/2)
16. Josh Brolin, No Country for Old Men (9/2)
16. Johnny Depp, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (9/2)
18. Tony Leung, Lust, Caution (8/2)
18. Gordon Pinsent, Away From Her (8/2)

The following actors each received one vote:

Matthieu Amalric, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Christian Bale, 3:10 to Yuma
Michael Cera, Superbad
Benicio Del Toro, Things We Lost in the Fire
[Robert Downey Jr., Zodiac {points moved to supporting}]
Sasson Gabai, The Band's Visit
Ryan Gosling, Lars and the Real Girl
Hugh Grant, Music and Lyrics
Jake Gyllenhaal, Zodiac
Glen Hansard, Once
Joaquin Phoenix, We Own the Night
Will Smith, I Am Legend
Thomas Turgoose, This Is England