This is the third category of the 10th Annual AFT Film Awards to be announced. The AFT Awards are my own personal choices for the best in film of each year and the best in television of each season. The AFT Film Awards include the traditional Oscar categories and a number of additional specific honors. Nominees are pictured in the order I’ve ranked them and drawn from a pool of approximately 117 films. Click here to see previous years of this category.
Aaron Paul (Eye in the Sky), Alan Rickman (Eye in the Sky), Alan Tudyk (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Amir Tessler (A Tale of Love and Darkness), Armani Jackson (Little Boxes), Barkhad Abdi (Eye in the Sky), Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Ben Wishaw (The Lobster), Billy Crudup (20th Century Women), Daniel Grao (Julieta), Dario Grandinetti (Julieta), Ethan Hawke (Maggie's Plan), George MacKay (Captain Fantastic), Gil Birmingham (Hell or High Water), Gilad Kahana (A Tale of Love and Darkness), Hitham Omari (Sand Storm), Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins), James Purefoy (High-Rise), James Ransone (In a Valley of Violence), Jason Butler Harner (The Family Fang), Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water), Jeremy Irons (High-Rise), Jerome Holder (Dough), John C. Reilly (The Lobster), John Travolta (In a Valley of Violence), John Turturro (Mia Madre), Laurent Lafitte (Elle), Lucas Jade Zumann (20th Century Women), Luke Evans (High-Rise), Matthias Schoenaerts (A Bigger Splash), Michael Chernus (Complete Unknown), Mykelti Williamson (Fences), Nanni Moretti (Mia Madre), Oliver Platt (The Ticket), Ozzy Meyers (Adult Life Skills), Ralph Fiennes (A Bigger Splash), Richard Jenkins (The Hollars), Russell Hornsby (Fences), Sharlto Copley (The Hollars), Shia LaBeouf (American Honey), Stephen Henderson (Fences), Tomer Kapon (A Week and a Day), Werner Daehn (Game of Aces)
Timothy Spall (Denial)
Sam Neill (Hunt for the Wilderpeople)
Brett Goldstein (Adult Life Skills)
Christopher Walken (The Family Fang)
Taylor John Smith (Wolves)
Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea) broke through with a very real, refreshing, and entertaining performance as a teenager going through a morning period with an unusual role model and allowing his experience to be shaped by his culture.
Dev Patel (Lion) convincingly and emotionally demonstrated what it feels like to be relatively happy and well-off yet be reminded every day of a missing piece of your life. Ben Foster (Hell or High Water) had complete control over a character whose impulse in any given situation was to allow himself to be swayed by anger, aggression, excitement, and unpredictably. Andre Holland (Moonlight) and Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) contributed tremendously to a story about one incredible protagonist, adding depth to the two most influential men in their lives.