Matthew McConaughey – Buster Moon – Sing
A great voice performance, particularly as it is his first effort in the world of animation
Ewan MacGregor – Renton – T2 Trainspotting
The classic monologues are still here, and still wonderful.
Lewis MacDougall – Conor O’Malley – A Monster Calls
Hugely impressive young performance, not only showing true emotion but holding his own opposite a stellar cast.
10. Robert Carlyle – Begbie – T2 Trainspotting
In the first he is a disgusting brute. In this, he is a fully blown villain of epic proportions. It’s the same Begbie just with 20 years of built up hate.
9. Ryan Gosling – Sebastian Wilder – La La Land
A lively performance from a usually understated Gosling. His dancing isn’t the quality expected, but it’s clear her put the work in for the role.
8. Michelle Williams – Randi – Manchester By The Sea
A really marvellous performances but criminally underused. Williams is not given enough time to truly show us her character.
7. Nicole Kidman – Sue Brierley – Lion
A beautiful supporting role from Kidman, showcasing the skills she’s always had but hasn’t been visible for a number of years.
6. Lucas Hedges (Right) – Patrick Chandler – Manchester By The Sea
Angsty and emotional, Hedges allows us to be caught up in his world as a teenager in need of comfort.
5. James McAvoy – Kevin Wendell Crumb – Split
McCoy shows us that 23 personalities in one mind is just as creepy as it sounds.
4. Timothy Spall – David Irving – Denial
Absolutely vile. A holocaust denier with a disgustingly awful persona.
3. Andrew Garfield – Desmond Doss – Hacksaw Ridge
A true hero. Desmond Doss saved the lives of 75 men during WWII and Garfield does him a duty in a heartfelt and powerful performance.
2. Casey Affleck – Lee Chandler – Manchester By The Sea
Full of pent-up anger and confusion, Affleck shows us how subtle he can be, whilst still managing to say everything he needs to with pinpoint accuracy.
1. Natalie Portman – Jackie Kennedy – Jackie
Portman portrays the widow of John F. Kennedy in a spellbinding performance. A woman at the worst time in her life, Kennedy needed to take control of her emotions and her decisions and not let either get in the way of the other.