I just couldn't look away from Ledger's Joker.
Performances that just missed the cut:
Alec Baldwin - Glengarry Glen Ross
Ellen DeGeneres - Finding Nemo
Didn't have DeGeneres on my list but great choice and I loved Baldwin.
Ones that made me happy (not a fan of the placement but whatever)...
Nicolas Cage (Adaptation)
Peter Capaldi (In the Loop)- JUST MISSED THE RANKINGS ON MY LIST!!!
Tom Cruise (Magnolia)
Kirk Douglas (Paths of Glory)
Robert Duvall (Apocalypse Now)
Gene Hackman (The Conversation)- FORGOT TO PUT THIS ON MY LIST!!!
Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs)
Tony Leung (Happy Together)- FORGOT TO PUT THIS ON MY LIST!!!
Al Pacino (Dog Day Afternoon)
Jack Lemmon (Glengarry Glen Ross)
Alan Rickman (Die Hard)
Roy Scheider (All That Jazz)- IIRC, HE WAS MY #1!!!
Kevin Spacey (American Beauty)
MOST HAPPY FOR...
Ulrich Muhe (The Lives of Others)
WAS HOPING TO SEE...
Paul Newman (The Verdict)