Song of the Day #4,675: ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ – Leslie Odom Jr.

Continuing my personal list of Oscar nominations with a look at the Best Supporting Actor race.

Kingsley Ben-Adir – One Night in Miami

I could have dedicated four of these five slots to the cast of One Night in Miami, but I limited myself to just two. Ben-Adir earned one of those for his thoughtful portrayal of Malcolm X. Standing in the shadow of Denzel Washington’s towering performance in Spike Lee’s epic biopic, Ben-Adir manages to make this role his own, highlighting the man behind the legend. We see Malcolm as a husband and father, a nerdy camera buff, a friend. But in several exchanges, we also see the fiery orator who stirred a revolution.

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