How it would all look if I selected the nominees and winners each year!
And the Dickie Award goes to...
Dickie Awards Race 2021
Will Smith, King Richard
Leonardo DiCaprio, Don't Look Up
Cooper Hoffman, Licorice Pizza
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog
Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth
Nicolas Cage, Pig
Adam Driver, Annette
Javier Bardem, Being the Ricardos
I LOVED Will Smith in this tremendous movie. I feel funny giving him an award after his behavior at the Oscars; but... if an award is giving in the woods and Will Smith isn't there to hear it, did it really happen? If my awards were *out in the world*, I might reconsider. But the purpose of my Dickie Awards are for me to share my artistic tastes with the people in my life, and provide recommendations of what to view. (Not to influence their careers.) And do that end: Will's performance was my favorite in this category this year.
Btw, this is one of the strongest years for Best Actor I've seen in awhile (well, 2019 was about as strong; but other than that...) Wish I could nominate 5 more!!! But THESE are my honest choices.