Jared Leto's performance of a badly written trans woman character was not the groundbreaking, outstanding, skillful acting which so many mainstream critics have lauded. It was Leto doing his job. Since when do we hand out awards for people just doing their jobs? Leto could have taken the written character and through his skill as actor brought her to life as a real trans woman. He didn't.
In response to my Snap Judgement, a number of people have brought up J. Bryan Lowder's article on Slate. My big problem with the Slate piece is it doesn't address what Prodigal addressed in her piece, although I am even more critical than she is.