5. Jon Voight in Ali- This performance simply should never have been nominated. He gives a lackluster impersonation that's it.
4. Ben Kingsley in Sexy Beast- Kingsley sometimes plays the part slightly stiffly, but most of the time he does give a fairly entertaining villainous turn.
3. Jim Broadbent in Iris- Broadbent's performance is a good and quiet performance that fully realizes the struggle of his character to come to grips with the illness of his wife.
2. Ethan Hawke in Training Day- Hawke gives a consistently effective reactionary performance. It is an easy performance to empathize with, and creates an interesting character development.
1. Ian Mckellen in The Fellowship of the Ring- Mckellen gives a strong performance that fully brings his character life. Mckellen manages to bring the wisdom, the heart, and the power all fully to life in his performance.