Terrence Howard killed in Hustle & Flow. This alone warrants a Best Actor nomination. He was easily the best thing in Get Rich or Die Tryin’…he raised the energy levels in the third act. He gave one of the best performances in Crash…right up there with Matt Dillon and Don Cheadle. He was first-rate and fully invested in his detective role in the likable if not stallar Four Brothers, and I didn’t even see Lackawanna Blues. This has really been his year and…well, I trust the SAG membership isn’t thinking about blowing him off. He may not win, but he’s at least assured of a Best Actor nomination against Capote‘s Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Brokeback Mountain‘s Heath Ledger…right?