Alternate Best Actor and Supporting Actor 1938: Results
5. Claude Rains in White Banners - Rains gives a properly dignified and endearing turn if in a rather limited role.
Best Scene: Finding out the truth.
4. Erich von Stroheim in Les Disparus de Saint-Agil - von Stroheim has fun playing around with his usual menacing presence to be a rather memorable part of the film's mystery.
Best Scene: Joining the investigation.
3. Charles Laughton in Sidewalks of London - Aside from his accent to an extent, Laughton gives a properly charming yet moving portrayal of a street entertainer.
Best Scene: Final performance.
2. Raimu in The Baker's Wife - Raimu gives a moving portrayal of the slow breakdown of a man by revealing the real pathos behind the humor of his simple baker and his predicament.
Best Scene: suicide attempt
1. Jean Gabin in Port of Shadows - Good predictions Michael McCarthy and Luke. Gabin delivers yet another great performance this time as a rather modest yet charming man who slowly comes out of his shell while also getting lost into a dark web of deceit.