And the nominees are:
-Richard E. Grant
———————————————————————— Mahershala Ali is about to make history as only the second person of color to win multiple Academy Awards behind Denzel Washington for Green Book. His performance as Don Shirley is both highly affecting and deeply complex. Through Ali’s sensibility as an actor, Don Shirley becomes both a strong and committed man as well as a palpably vulnerable human being. This Oscar belongs to him.
Richard E. Grant probably has the most supporting role among these nominees. His performance as Jack Hock in Can You Ever Forgive Me? is both playful and endearing, perfectly contrasting Melissa McCarthy’s more unsympathetic character.
I am not a big fan of Sam Elliot’s role as Bobby in A Star is Born. Even though he is a highly respected veteran actor, I believe his role in this movie served solely as award bait. His emotional scenes feel forced and his role in the story insignificant. Still, he has been snubbed multiple times before. Hence, his nomination for one of the most popular film of the year serves as a career acknowledgement from the Academy.
Adam Driver’s role as Flip may seem way too subtle for an Oscar nomination. However, his rock solid work in the film is part of the marrow that makes it as sturdy as it is. He is one of those actors that just needs a key transformative role to get that Oscar one day.
Finally, Sam Rockwell, last year winner in this category, returns once again for his hilarious take of US ex-president George W. Bush in Vice. Even though his transformation is one of the highlights of the film, this seems like more of an afterglow nomination overshadowed by Christian Bale’s more notorious performance.
Will win: Mahershala Ali
Could win: Richard E. Grant
Should win: Mahershala Ali
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