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My Mom And I Watched All Of The Oscars Best Actor Nominees, And Here's Who We Think Should Win

"It was the same acting over and over." –my mom

In advance of the Oscars this year, my wonderful mother and I decided to watch all of the Best Actor nominees and score them.

My mom, Nancy, has written two novels and can ride a bike with no hands ("and nearly died because of it"). I am a grown-up who pronounces caterpillar "calerpitter."

Here are our Best Actor thoughts and scores.

Riz Ahmed as Ruben in Sound of Metal

Riz Ahmed wearing headphones in "Sound of Metal"

Our scores for Riz Ahmed as Best Actor:

Riz Ahmed looking angry in "Sound of Metal"

Chadwick Boseman as Levee in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Chadwick Boseman smiling angrily in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"

Our scores for Chadwick Boseman as Best Actor:

Chadwick Boseman looking mad in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"

Anthony Hopkins as Anthony in The Father

Anthony Hopkins looking angry in "The Father"

Our scores for Anthony Hopkins as Best Actor:

Anthony Hopkins looking confused in "The Father"

Gary Oldman as Herman J. Mankiewicz in Mank

Gary Oldman laying in bed in "Mank"

Our scores for Gary Oldman as Best Actor:

Gary Oldman writing in "Mank"

Steven Yeun as Jacob in Minari

Steven Yeun looking out in "Minari"

Our scores for Steven Yeun as Best Actor:

Steven Yeun looking worried in "Minari"

So here are our rankings and winners for Best Actor:

Nancy:


1. Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal: 10/10 **WINNER**
2. Steven Yeun in Minari: 8/10
3. Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: 7.5/10
4. Anthony Hopkins in The Father: 7/10
5. Gary Oldman in Mank: 4/10

Hope:


1. Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal: 10/10 **WINNER**
2. Steven Yeun in Minari: 9/10
3. Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom: 7.5/10
4. Anthony Hopkins in The Father: 7.5/10
5. Gary Oldman in Mank: 5/10

The Oscars are this Sunday, April 25, at 8 p.m. on ABC!