Actors are awarded politically. This is what makes predicting award shows fun, at least for me. Sometimes actors or actresses are honored based on the writer’s material in a scene, by the directors blocking or imagining of a situation, or even by the way flubbed lines are edited around or even how a performer is lit.
Film and TV acting differed greatly from stage acting in that regard, but it is still a challenging performance art. When Gene Wilder passed away I reminisced about his many great comedic performances. “Young Frankenstein,” “Blazing Saddles,” just to name a few. Then of course, a childhood favorite, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”