The Strangelove (Best Actor)

Best Actor of the year receives The Strangelove, in honor of EYG Hall of Famer Peter Sellers and his remarkable turn as three distinct characters in Dr. Strangelove.

The Strangelove (Best Actor in Movie)

Previous Winners:  James McAvoy (Split), Denzel Washington (Fences), Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Michael Keaton (Birdman), Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips), Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln), Ryan Gosling (Drive), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)

Top 12 actors of 2020 are….

#12. The Bad Boys [Will Smith & Martin Lawrence] (Bad Boys for Life)

Bad Boys For Life Review | Movie - Empire

#11. Charlie Plummer (Words on Bathroom Walls)

Movie Review: "Words on Bathroom Walls"

#10. Ben Affleck (The Way Back)

Ben Affleck Drama 'The Way Back' Heads Into Homes As Theaters Close –  Deadline

#9. Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton)

Hamilton' star Leslie Odom Jr. says he has only one regret as the play  comes to home screens

#8. Gary Oldman (Mank)

How Did David Fincher Make Gary Oldman Nervous Before Shooting 'Mank'?

#7. Sope Dirisu (His House)

His House | WhatToWatch

#6. Paul Bettany (Uncle Frank)

Peter Macdissi Archives - Review Avenue

#5. Tom Hanks (News of the World)

News of the World Featurette: Tom Hanks Tells Us a Story – /Film

#4. Eddie Redmayne (Trial of the Chicago 7)

Eddie Redmayne on The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Timeliness of the Story

#3. Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)

Sound of Metal': Riz Ahmed plays a heavy metal drummer going deaf

Riz Ahmed was tremendous in Sound of Metal with his performance as a rock drummer who is loses his hearing and has to deal with his silence.

#2. Delroy Lindo (Da 5 Bloods)

Trailer For Spike Lee's Vietnam War Movie Da 5 Bloods Has Dropped - LADbible

I thought for sure that Delroy Lindo was winning the Strangelove this year after seeing his transcendent performance in Da 5 Bloods. He was so brilliant.

And the winner….

#1. Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)

Legendary and terrifying: 'Ma Rainey' cast recall Chadwick Boseman's final  role

This was Chadwick Boseman’s final performance and it was so off the charts. Some of the monologues that he delivers in the movie is awe-inspiring. It was difficult to watch knowing how the end result in real life was going to play out. One has to wonder if Chadwick brought the pain from his real life into this fictional character. It is a tear-inducing watch and he is amazing.

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