How it would all look if I selected the nominees and winners each year!
West Side Story
The Power of the Dog
And the Dickie Award goes to...
Troy Kotsur, CODA
Robin de Jesus, tick, tick...BOOM!
Jared Leto, House of Gucci
Jamie Dornan, Belfast
Mark Rylance, Don't Look Up
Corey Hawkins, The Tragedy of Macbeth
Jason Isaacs, Mass
Richard Jenkins, The Humans
LaKeith Stanfield, The Harder They Fall
I was planning to reward Kodi here for ages, but ya know what... I think I agree with SAG, Critics Choice, BAFTA and Oscar here - Troy brought such tenderness to this role, such a vibrant balance of playfulness and depth, that I have to reward him here. While I didn't love the movie or its performances overall, he made acting without spoken word look easy and compelling, and I'm sure that's no easy feat.
BUT, I might cave to my C'mon C'mon love, retroactively change my mind, and just give it to Woody Norman, who was simply TREMENDOUS. It's just hard to assess the skill behind child acting... We'll see - I reserve the right to change my nominees and winners anytime for the rest of time, haha :)