The list started with a nod to Matthew McCoaughey in MUD. I stopped reading and skimmed down the list for Tye Sheridan. As I feared, he didn't make the list.
Tye Sheridan is the reason to see MUD. Oh, I know, the movie poster fools you into thinking you're watching a McCoaughny film. That marketing choice will cost this
Tye's performance is particularly realistic. Tempered. The boy he plays has absolutely no idea he's in a movie. I loved River Phoenix in STAND BY ME, but you could watch him posing in that one. Tye comes off exactly as the boy he portrays.
Matthew did a solid job with his role, but there are countless actors who could have done the same or even a little better. Tye Sheridan? He's currently my favorite for Best Actor. He knocks it out of the park like Tatum O'Neal in PAPER MOON.