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), Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)
#15. Jonathan Majors (The Harder They Fall)
#14. Joaquin Phoenix (C’mon C’mon)
#13. Bradley Cooper (Nightmare Alley)
#12. Mahershala Ali (Swan Song)
#11. Tom Hanks (Finch)
#10. Jake Gyllenhaal (The Guilty)
#9. Daniel Craig (NO Tome to Die)
#8. Anthony Ramos (In the Heights)
#7. Jude Hill (Belfast)
#6. Nicolas Cage (Pig)
#5. Ryan Reynolds (New Guy)
#4. Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog)
#3. Will Smith (King Richard)
Will Smith gives one of his best performances as the father of Serena and Venus Williams. This biopic takes a look at the way Richard kept his plan to bring his daughters to the top of the world of tennis. Richard Williams is a controversial figure and Will Smith brings him to life.
#2. Tom Holland (Spider-Man: No Way Home)
Tom Holland gave his best performance of his young career as we see his development of Peter Parker. His sixth appearance as Peter gives us the most emotion, the most powerful, the hero that Spider-Man is. With great power there must come great responsibility. The MCU Peter Parker finally learned that lesson and Tom Holland was right there.
#1. Andrew Garfield (Tick, Tick…Boom)
Our EYG Star of the Year, Andrew Garfield wins the prestigious Strangelove Award. His work in Tick, Tick…Boom, the story of the creator of Rent, Jonathan Larson, is just amazing (no pun intended). Who knew he could sing the way he did? Apparently not even Garfield. Andrew Garfield has always been known as a top actor, but this film put him on a new level.