2016 Performance Overview – Male (Lead/Supporting)

Like always, there are a number of performances missing from my year-end list due to the fact that I have not seen said performances. Performances such as Mahershala Ali in Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight or Casey Affleck in Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea, to name but two; although those names are appearing on all the lists, so their exclusion here is of little importance.

Here are the performances I did see and viewed as the standouts in 2016:

TY HICKSON and AMARI CHEATOM in Joel Potrykus’ The Alchemist Cookbook

CRAIG ROBINSON in Chad Hartigan’s Morris from America

JIM CUMMINGS in Jim Cummings’ Thunder Road

TOM BENNETT in Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship

JONATHAN GENET and JEAN-FRANÇOIS BALMER in Andrzej Żuławski’s Cosmos

KRIS AVEDISIAN in Kris Avedisian’s Donald Cried

TIMOTHY MORTON in Zachary Treitz’s Men Go To Battle

ETHAN HAWKE in Noah Buschel’s The Phenom

COLIN FARRELL in Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster

ANGE DARGENT and THÉOPHILE BAQUET in Michel Gondry’s Microbe & Gasoline

ALDEN EHRENREICH in The Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar!

TRACY LETTS in Antonio Campos’ Christine

HARVEY SCRIMSHAW in Robert Eggers’ The Witch

BILL WISE in Trey Edward Shults’ Krisha

CONNER MARX in Nathan Williams’ If There’s a Hell Below

PREVIOUS MALE PERFORMANCE OVERVIEWS:  2015  ||  2014  ||  2013