Where does a “best scene” in an Oscar-nominated actor or actress’ performance reside? In the words they say? In the actions they take? According to the filmmakers who worked with them, this year’s nominees seem to have done their best acting with their eyes, their silences, their violence and their souls. Here’s a look at the key scenes from this year’s lead acting nominees.
By Randee Dawn/ Photos by Times staff / Produced by Aaron Williams / Envelope writer Fred Schruers contributed to this article.