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My Mom And I Watched All Of The Oscars Best Supporting Actor Nominees, And We 100% Agree On A Winner

LaKeith Stanfield from Judas and the Black Messiah should’ve been nominated for Best Actor instead, but I digress.

My mom and I love watching movies together. So this year, we decided to watch all of the Best Supporting Actor nominees and score them.

Who are we? Well, my mom was admitted to practice at the Supreme Court before she was 30 years old, and I am currently listening to "This Is Me" from Camp Rock.

Here are our Best Supporting Actor thoughts and scores.

Sacha Baron Cohen as Abbie Hoffman in The Trial of the Chicago 7

Sacha Baron Cohen looking to his right in "The Trial of the Chicago 7"
Dreamworks Pictures

Sacha Baron Cohen plays Vietnam War protester Abbie Hoffman on trial with his peers.

Our scores for Sacha Baron Cohen as Best Supporting Actor:

Sacha Baron Cohen essentially performing stand up in "The Trial of the Chicago 7"
Dreamworks Pictures

Nancy: I see why he was nominated, but ultimately, I would not vote for him to win. Score: 7/10

Hope: Yeah, he was great, but, like, he definitely shouldn’t win an Oscar. Score: 7/10

Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah

Daniel Kaluuya talking in "Judas and the Black Messiah"
Warner Bros. Pictures

Daniel Kaluuya plays Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party, in 1960s Chicago.

Our scores for Daniel Kaluuya as Best Supporting Actor:

Daniel Kaluuya looking at someone warmly in "Judas and the Black Messiah"
Warner Bros. Pictures

Nancy: Give him the Oscar. Score: 10/10

Hope: Yeah, no yeah, 100% lol yes. Score: 10/10

Leslie Odom Jr. as Sam Cooke in One Night in Miami...

Leslie Odom Jr. singing in "One Night in Miami..."
Amazon Studios

Leslie Odom Jr. plays Sam Cooke as he bonds and argues with his friends, Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay), Jim Brown, and Malcolm X, over the course of one night.

Our scores for Leslie Odom Jr. as Best Supporting Actor:

Leslie Odom Jr. smiling in "One Night in Miami..."
Amazon Studios

Nancy: He’s a very good actor, but an even better singer. Score: 6/10

Hope: He did a really good job, but I don’t think he had enough to do for me to give him a super high score. He was kind of a dialogue machine – they all were, other than Malcolm X. Score: 7/10

Paul Raci as Joe in Sound of Metal

Paul Raci pointing to his head in "Sound of Metal"
Caviar

Paul Raci plays a recovering alcoholic who is deaf and runs a shelter for deaf addicts.

Our scores for Paul Raci as Best Supporting Actor:

Paul Raci looking worried in "Sound of Metal"
Caviar

Nancy: Raci was the spiritual heart of this movie and had obviously lived in the Deaf community. Score: 8.5/10

Hope: I thought he was lovely, but kind of forgettable. Score: 6.5/10

LaKeith Stanfield as Bill O'Neal in Judas and the Black Messiah

LaKeith Stanfield looking focused in "Judas and the Black Messiah"
Warner Bros. Pictures

LaKeith Stanfield plays an FBI Informant inside the Black Panther Party.

Our scores for LaKeith Stanfield as Best Supporting Actor:

LaKeith Stanfield looking worried in "Judas and the Black Messiah"
Warner Bros. Pictures

Nancy: He acted superbly in every different step of his character’s arc, including the very end when his soul was broken. Score: 8/10

Hope: I do not understand why he’s supporting actor, because he is the lead actor, but he is fantastic as the lead actor. He nails the destruction and the survival of his character. Score: 8/10

So here are our rankings and winners for Best Supporting Actor:

Nancy:


1. Daniel Kaluuya in Judas and the Black Messiah: 10/10 **WINNER**
2. Paul Raci in Sound of Metal: 8.5/10
3. LaKeith Stanfield in Judas and the Black Messiah: 8/10
4. Sacha Baron Cohen in The Trial of the Chicago 7: 7/10
5. Leslie Odom Jr. in One Night in Miami...: 6/10

Hope:


1. Daniel Kaluuya in Judas and the Black Messiah: 10/10 **WINNER**
2. LaKeith Stanfield in Judas and the Black Messiah: 8/10
3. Sacha Baron Cohen in The Trial of the Chicago 7: 7/10
4. Leslie Odom Jr. in One Night in Miami...: 7/10
5. Paul Raci in Sound of Metal: 6.5/10

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

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