Your Friday Five Lists for February 7–11

Let’s rank stuff!

Will Leitch

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We are now ranking things, every Friday. We will attempt to stick to rankings of things that have some sort of connection to the news of that week, but we can’t guarantee anything. Want us to rank something? Put it in the responses, or email us at williamfleitch@yahoo.com.

Oscar nominated movies, ranked by how much I liked them

  1. Drive My Car
  2. The Power of the Dog
  3. Licorice Pizza
  4. West Side Story
  5. King Richard
  6. Dune
  7. Coda
  8. Belfast
  9. Nightmare Alley
  10. Don’t Look Up

As long as Don’t Look Up doesn’t win, I’m happy with however it lands.

Nominated actors, ranked by how happy you’d be to see them win an Oscar

  1. Ariana DeBose
  2. Kirsten Dunst
  3. Will Smith
  4. Andrew Garfield
  5. Kristen Stewart
  6. Jesse Plemons
  7. Troy Kotsur
  8. Jessie Buckley
  9. Aunjanue Ellis
  10. Benedict Cumberbatch
  11. Denzel Washington
  12. Kodi Smit-McPhee
  13. Cianan Hinds
  14. Olivia Colman
  15. Jessica Chastain
  16. Penelope Cruz
  17. Judi Dench
  18. JK Simmons
  19. Javier Bardem
  20. Nicole Kidman

Just please not Kidman. It’s not even that bad of a performance. But come on.

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Will Leitch

Author of six books, including “How Lucky” and "The Time Has Come." NYMag/MLB.. Founder, Deadspin. https://williamfleitch.substack.com