In recent years, we've seen Kate Winslet, Jeff Bridges, Christopher Plummer, Helen Mirren, Alan Arkin, Morgan Freeman win their first Oscars, and we've seen Meryl Streep finally win her 3rd. Who's next to win their first (overdue) Oscar?
With the men it should be Max V.S., he should not only get a regular acting oscar, but a special achievement award due to being one of the pioneers of Swedish Cinema (Ingmar Bergman anyone?)
With the women it hands down has to be Glenn Close. She should've won consecutively in 88 and 89. Jodie Foster has never been a favorite (Glenn was nominated for Dangerous Liaisons) and Cher should just give her Oscar to Glenn (come on, admit it, Fatal Attraction is engrained in the minds of men the world over thanks to her!)
Yea, Depp made some wrong choices lately (Alice in Wonderland, Dark Shadows) but if he gets back on doing movies like he did in past and moves on from being in everything Tim Burton picks, i can see him winning oscar in future.
And I can't believe Brad Pitt has no votes as of this writing, he would've been my second choice and I think he should have won last year for Moneyball. He's been doing some pretty amazing job for a long time: 12 Monkeys, Seven, Fight Club, Jesse James, Babel, Burn After Reading...