Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman, Jon Hamm, Benedict Cumberbatch, Denzel Washington

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Now that we've gotten past all that Oscar excitement, it's time to get back to the award show at hand: The Golden Globes, which will air this Sunday.

And before the big day arrives, we'd like to introduce you to a couple guys: Readers, meet the likes of Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman, Jon Hamm, Daniel Day-Lewis, Alec Baldwin and Bryan Cranston. Gentlemen, meet the readers.

OK, so maybe you know their names. But with 25 actors competing in various Best Actor categories (drama or comedy, movie or TV, toss in some mini-series and TV movies too) you might not know who's competing for what award. Or for which performances (we've got two presidents this year, a meth dealer and a murderer).

So we're breaking it all down for you, including each man's track record at the Globes (fun fact: Mr. Balwin has racked up the most nominations and wins of the bunch). And now, we'd like to formally introduce you to some amazing actors.

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