Fan Favorite Actors 2019

There were a number of actors who had banner years in 2019, starring in some of the biggest movies and most talked-about TV series – and in some cases, both. For our first-ever Fan Favorite Actor Golden Tomato Award, we narrowed the field down to 25, ranging from Robert Downey Jr. and Mahershala Ali to Keanu Reeves and Bill Hader, but the final tally ended in a near tie for the winner. Adam Driver not only saved the galaxy in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but he also flexed his acting muscle in Certified Fresh dramas The Report and Marriage Story, the latter of which scored him a Best Actor Oscar nomination, and he earned 23% of the votes cast. But it was his fellow Best Actor nominee – and eventual winner – Joaquin Phoenix who ultimately took the crown by just 75 votes. Phoenix absolutely killed it as the Clown Prince of Crime in Todd Phillips’ Joker and became the Oscar favorite almost immediately after the film released. More than 32,000 votes were cast in this category; Driver and Phoenix together racked up almost half of them, and no one else even came close.

The order below reflects the number of total votes cast for each TV show by users in a poll that ran on RT from January 9 to February 16.

Joaquin Phoenix
Given an almost impossible task – follow in the foot steps of Heath Ledger – Phoenix delivered, and then some, blowing minds with a unique take on the Joker that would earn him the Best Actor Oscar. Joker


Adam Driver
Driver showed his versatility this year, mixing mammoth blockbuster work (The Rise of Skywalker) with offbeat indie fare (The Dead Don’t Die) and prestige drama (The ReportMarriage Story). The Report, Marriage Story, The Rise of Skywalker, The Dead Don’t Die

Robert Downey Jr.
Having kicked off the MCU with Iron Man in 2008, Downey Jr. closed out an era with his final performance as Tony Stark, one that packed the kind of emotional punch that had many calling for awards recognition. Avengers: Endgame

Keanu Reeves
His entrance in Always Be My Maybe alone would have made Keanu Reeves worthy for this list, but he also gave us the biggest and best John Wick movie yet and stole the show as Duke Caboom in Toy Story 4. John Wick 3, Always Be My Maybe, Toy Story 4

Robert Pattinson
The future Mr. Wayne continued to work with some of the most daring filmmakers of our time, delivering intense performances in Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse and Claire Denis’ High Life, and a hilarious turn in David Michod’s The King. The Lighthouse, The King, High Life

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