Colin Firth - A Single Man
Michael Stuhlbarg - A Serious Man
Ulrich Mühe - Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others)
And I would really like to nominate Javier Bardem for either Mar Adentro or Before Night Falls. However, somebody has proposed No Country for Old Men as a Lead Performance for him, and since that is the role which most people have seen him in, I'm guessing it is the most likely to get support. So should I even bother to nominate him for these other roles, both of which I would probably prefer to No Country (which I'd personally put into the Supporting category anyway)?