5. Joaquin Phoenix in Joker - Phoenix delivers some fantastic individual moments in his film though the shortcomings of it limit his work and in some points send it in the wrong direction.
Best Scene: Asking for his file.
4. Jonathan Pryce in The Two Popes - Pryce makes use of great casting to give a charming and engaging turn that goes beyond the somewhat surface realization of Pope Francis offered by the screenplay.
Best Scene: Having made his confession.
3. Antonio Banderas in Pain and Glory - Banderas effectively shows off his range to give a subdued but captivating portrayal of the emotional state of his film director living through so much of his past, in the present.
Best Scene: Meeting his old lover.
2. Leonardo DiCaprio in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - DiCaprio gives one of his best performances, in his wildly entertaining portrayal of the various roles of Rick Dalton, and the amusing fragile state of the actor.
Best Scene: Dalton in the trailer.
1. Adam Driver in Marriage Story - Good predictions Lucas Saavedra and Robert MacFarlane. Adam Driver gives a great performance that is based on creating such a naturalistic, intimate and vivid portrayal of a man's journey through a very painful divorce.