These are the Best Actor nominees for 2016. Feel free to vote for your pick.
Affleck but just as easily could choose Mortensen. Washington did not ring true whatsoever to me, instead I felt his performance was ham cut straight from the bone. If only James Earl Jones had gotten the chance earlier.
1. Casey Affleck, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
2. Viggo Mortensen, CAPTAIN FANTASTIC
3. Andrew Garfield, HACKSAW RIDGE
4. Ryan Gosling, LA LA LAND
5. Denzel Washington, FENCES
Honestly, I would’ve given this to Andrew Garfield.
I agree that Washington just had something about him that didn’t entirely click, while Gosling just gave a fine performance that didn’t wow or impress me in any way. It just felt “there” for me.