5. Daniel Kaluuya - Judas and the Black Messiah
Well, I can't help myself, but I don't think Kaluuya has enough charisma for this role. People keep telling he's great in it. I know he's probably going to win, but I don't think he deserved the nomination. He's fine in the film, don't get me wrong, but there is nothing special about his performance. In the scenes, where Hampton has his speeches he simply doesn't bring enough energy, charm to the perfomance (Fishback is acting, how he charmed her, but there is nothing in Kaluuya's performance to back it up. She's great in playing something Kaluuya should've had to). And in the rest of the scenes he's just there. Doing fine work. Just fine.
4. Sascha Baron Cohen - The Trial of the Chicago 7
Cohen is very good in his portayal of Abbie Hoffman. He uses his talents for comedy well enough, while also being great in his more serious moments. Though the role is very expressive, he's still being overshadowed by some of his colleagues (Rylance, Langella). But overall he's very effective in the role...
1. Mark Rylance - The Trial of the Chicago 7
2. Jared Leto - The Little Things
3. Paul Raci - Sound of Metal
4. Frank Langella - The Trial of the Chicago 7
5. Alan S. Kim - Minari