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Actor in a Supporting Role

My wife gave Jesse Plemons credit that was clearly carried over from our pandemic binge of Friday Night Lights (or "Night Light", as she short-handed it). I was unduly influenced by J.K. Simmons' compelling portrayal of William Frawley.  "Alright...you go back in there and tell them Troy Kotsur is not going to win. Go ahead. But you can count on just two votes -- your own, and Marlee Matlin's."

Troy Kotsur, Frank Rossi in CODA

    • Deaf since birth, Troy has had a long film and Broadway career. He moved us, made us laugh out loud and made my wife say "You don't look so bad" when we discovered he's 6 years my junior. Picking him for his performance, not just his 'vintage' look.

  • J.K. Simmons, William Frawley in Being the Ricardos

    • We've seen a thing, or two, as well and this performance of a well-known actor is amazing. No hardware, though, because he can't sign (probably due to the drinking).

  • Ciaran Hinds, Pop in Belfast

    • Loved him and everything else about this movie. Distinctive-looking Irish stage actor you may recognize from Munich or the last Harry Potter movies as Albus Dumbledore's brother. He says he is not a comedic guy, so kudos to the writers, I guess, cause Pop had me laughing.

  • Jesse Plemons, George Burbank in The Power of the Dog

    • Donna's choice (see above), but Landry is overshadowed by Benjamin Cummerbund and Krazy Kirsten.

  • Kodi Smit-McPhee, Peter Gordon in The Power of the Dog

    • We wondered why this character was so inept and out of place until the big reveal. Looking forward to more from this capable, hyphenated young actor.

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(d)emocratic Response

One gay character and you vote for deaf Charlie Callas?!? Oh, wait...didn't mean to disparage the hearing-imparied. Cancel me. It's ok.

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Authoritarian Response

How deaf man is valuable to society? Ears no work. He did theater of acting?!? How he hear "you're on"?

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