Jamie Foxx wins for me. Carrey and Giamatti are good too but Foxx was just amazing in Ray. Haven’t seen the others
I’m gonna say Foxx on this one.
I am in the minority on this. While Foxx was good in Ray, I don’t think he was Oscar-worthy. Definitely Paul Giamatti.
Giamatti does such great, subtle work under Payne’s direction. Easily one of that year’s best characters. He should’ve taken the Oscar, too. Carrey’s work in Eternal Sunshine is probably my favorite of his, though he’d taken it earlier. Foxx is pretty close behind.
I’ll never understand the Jamie Foxx love. Paul Giamatti’s performance is beautiful. Jim Carrey has never been better. Both of these are well ahead of Foxx for me. Yes, the impersonation was there. The spirit wasn’t.
1. Paul Giamatti
2. Jamie Foxx
3. Jim Carrey
4. Kevin Kline
5. Kevin Spacey