Best Actor

Laz
Alonso

From the epic science-fiction flick Avatar to a starring role in Jumping the Broom, this Washington D.C.–bred actor is on the fast track to Hollywood stardom.

Chris
Brown

This R&B star proved that he had the goods to be an entertainment dual threat with his acrobatic performance in the crime thriller Takers.

Don
Cheadle

The critically acclaimed actor tried something new with his latest role as a superhero in Iron Man 2.

Idris
Elba

The British matinee idol's acting chops have already won him a Golden Globe and a BET Award. In his spare time, Elba moonlights as a DJ.

Jamie
Foxx

When he wasn’t cranking out chart-topping hits, this multitalented singer/actor/comedian was busy starring in lucrative box-office hits.