Hot Guys of the Awards Show Circuit
We’re acutely aware of his, ahem, manhood (thanks, ). Besides that endowment, the Irish-German star has other gifts: incredible good looks and versatile acting skills (see: 12 Years a Slave, The Counselor) – no wonder he’s the full monty. No-no, we meant to say the full package.
What can be said? Former Sexiest Man Alive. A-list boyfriend to a host of Hollywood beauties. Fluent French speaker. Given all that, plus his award-worthy performance in American Hustle, we’ll forgive the unfortunate perm he wore for that film and chalk it up to Method acting.
Huston is up for two SAGs, thanks to his work in both Boardwalk Empire and . Terrifying (though beloved by fans) in the first and completely cunning and charming in the second, he shows his diversity – and, you know, that pretty face (or at least most of it on Boardwalk).
McGregor is back on our radar this year with his role in August: Osage County (last year’s The Impossible earned him lots of awards buzz, too). So if you never stopped crushing on him after 1996’s Trainspotting, give yourself a pat on the back.
There’s no redeeming quality about Pettyfer’s character in The Butler. So we’ll just focus on the bad boy’s body of work in Magic Mike.
has always struck us as that dad that other moms have a secret crush on. And for good reason: Not only is he a devoted father to his four girls – and a sweet husband – but he has a Golden Globe and an Oscar sitting at home, and nominations coming his way this season for his work in Behind the Candelabra.
Sexy smolder? Check. British accent? Check. Job as a ruthless CIA operative? Check (well, playing one on Homeland counts, right?). Friend has all the makings of the perfect Hollywood heartthrob – with the acting chops to back it up.
What’s a fantasy drama if you can’t fantasize about the actors in it? Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister on Game of Thrones, has converted us into rapt students of bleak medieval times with his handsome face and perfect hair.
The 12 Years a Slave has five decades of experience in making sexy look effortless. That should earn him an honorary award of some sort. Our recommendation: a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for helping hotness remain at the forefront of awards season.