Have no idea how Robert won this he was awful. I have not seen The Informant but I’ve heard great things. Michael was great in A Serious Man and I loved Joseph’s performance but I give this to Daniel Day Lewis. He was excellent in Nine and really portrayed the life of a stressed out director well.
I love Robert Downey, Jr. in Sherlock Holmes. Great underrated film and performance.
1. Michael Stuhlbarg, A Serious Man
2. Matt Damon, The Informant!
3. Robert Downey, Jr., Sherlock Holmes
4. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, (500) Days of Summer
5. Daniel Day-Lewis, Nine
1. Matt Damon, The Informant!
2. Michael Stuhlbarg, A Serious Man
3. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, (500) Days of Summer
4. Daniel Day-Lewis, Nine
5. Robert Downey, Jr., Sherlock Holmes
3. Downey, Jr.
I find Stuhlbarg’s performance to be one of incredible subtlety, with many layers to it. It’s one of the most believable performances from that year, based on what I’ve seen. A Serious Man, as a whole, is my favorite film of 2009.