How it would all look if I selected the nominees and winners each year!
Promising Young Woman
One Night in Miami
Sound of Metal
And the Dickie Award goes to...
Leslie Odom Jr., One Night in Miami
Mark Rylance, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Robert Pattinson, Tenet
Truly - what a weak year for this typically stacked category. (At least in terms of number of performances that deserved a nomination.)
As for the win, I had a really tough time deciding between Odom and Kaluuya, and ultimately went with Odom partly because Kaluuya's gotten enough gold this season :)
But also: I actually think that the Miami script dug more deeply into Sam Cooke than the Judas script dug into Fred Hampton. (Though overall I preferred Judas.) This gave Odom more to work with, and I think he pretty much nailed it. (Though he was out-acted by Kingsley Ben-Adir as Malcolm X; but he's fighting in the much-more-competitive lead category.)