Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook" (BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL). Tired of being a pretty face (and literally, Face in "The A Team"), Cooper chose to go bipolar and match mad wit with Jennifer Lawrence in the comedy. The recognition might finally prove a lie to that "Sexiest Man Alive" curse, although of course technically he didn't get his nomination until the reigns were passed to Channing Tatum. The good vibes did start in September however, when the film won the Toronto Film Festival's audience award. Says director David Russell about Cooper's dramatic bravura, "I was conscious I was reintroducing him to people."