You’re about to read our complete list, but I have to make sure you’re aware of just how special a moment you’re about to witness. We have the same actor in our Top 5 for Best Supporting Dramatic and Best Supporting Comedic in the same year. How good is that? See if you can guess who it could be, and then read on.

Here are our picks for the Top 5 Supporting Performances in a Dramatic Movie Role in 2022.

– Dylan Blight

5.) Paul Dano

The Batman

Paul Dano gives one of the most unsettling performances of the year as the villain of The Batman, The Riddler. A departure from the versions of the character fans would be familiar with, this version is a different kind of theatrical, leading Batman and the GCPD on a merry chase around the city seeking clues and riddles.

The scene where The Riddler and Batman talk in Arkham Asylum is one of the highlights of the year with Dano perfectly monologuing his motivations for his crime before brilliantly breaking down when things don’t go the way he expects. A fitting adversary for the world’s greatest detective.

– Ashley Hobley

4.) Miles Teller

Top Gun: Maverick

Among Top Gun: Maverick’s stellar supporting cast, Miles Teller’s claim to be on this list was the strongest. Playing Rooster, the son of Goose, Teller plays the role of surrogate son to Maverick which Rooster does not reciprocate. While Rooster is constantly criticized for being overly cautious in the cockpit, Teller never plays him as cowardly or timid and he proves to be a great scene partner for Tom Cruise. Plus he was in a real jet. Crazy!

– Ashley Hobley

3.) Colin Farrell

The Batman

2022 was a big year for Colin Farrell. He reunited with Brendan Gleeson and Martin McDonagh in the critically acclaimed The Banshees of Inisherin, featured in the Tham Luang cave rescue film Thirteen Lives and starred in the under-watched sci-fi drama After Yang. But it’s the performance in which he was most unrecognisable that features on this list, as Oswald Cobblepot in The Batman.

As the sleazy crook, trying to work his way up Gotham City’s crime scene, Farrell brought a certain charm to the character, making him his own and differentiating him from other portrayals. With a spin-off series still in the works (who knows what’s happening at DC), we can expect to see a lot of Colin Farrell in prosthetics.

– Ashley Hobley

2.) Angela Bassett

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

With the sad passing of Chadwick Boseman, the sequel to Black Panther was always going to be a sad film, but Bassett carries a heavy emotional weight in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Left as The Queen of Wakanda, she’s lost her husband and now her son. And now she’s having to deal with a potential invasion from another country and trying to help her remaining daughter, Shuri, step up into a more significant role in the family. Bassett captures your attention every time she’s on-screen and gives several big-speech moments that’ll stick with you long after the credits have finished rolling.

– Dylan Blight

1.) Lashana Lynch

The Woman King

As the veteran Agojie warrior Izogie in The Woman King, Lashana Lynch got the opportunity to show everything she is capable of. She is an absolute beast in the film, amazing in the action scenes and a physical force throughout.

But she is often the source of comic relief throughout the film, with her dishing out advice to Nawi with a lot of humour mixed in and winning over audiences. And when the dramatic moments come along, she knocks them out of the park as well. A star-making performance that should have all of Hollywood clamouring to get her to lead some sort of action franchise.

– Ashley Hobley

Dylan Blight and Ashley Hobley compiled this Top 5 list. The movies nominated must have had a theatrical release in a cinema, VOD or on a streaming platform between December 27th 2021 – December 27th 2022.