With precursor awards starting to roll out, the Oscar race is sharpening. Two weeks ago, I ranked the heated Best Actress standings. Mostly a two-hander between Casey Affleck and Denzel Washington, this contest has a few potential spoilers and a herd of wannabes. Nominations aren't announced until Jan 24, allowing plenty of time for temperatures to change as studios' campaigns intensify. For now, here's your Best Actor overview.