Brian Tyree Henry’s performance in Causeway as a mechanic struggling with his involvement in a family tragedy is next up in my Case Of posts for the Supporting Actor hopefuls.
The Case for Brian Tyree Henry:
After critically appreciated roles in Widows and If Beale Street Could Talk and being singled out in genre fare such as Godzilla vs. Kong and Bullet Train, he earned his strongest reviews yet for the Apple TV drama costarring Jennifer Lawrence. He’s also up for a Critics Choice nod.
The Case Against Brian Tyree Henry:
In addition to missing out on precursors such as SAG, BAFTA, and the Golden Globes, Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once) is the overwhelming favorite in the race. He represents the indie pic’s sole mention and he was a surprise addition on nomination morning.
Even if a major upset occurs in Supporting Actor, it’s highly doubtful Henry will be the cause of it.
My Case Of posts will continue with Martin McDonagh’s direction for The Banshees of Inisherin!
If you’ve missed the write-ups for the other Supporting Actors in the field, they can be found here: