Had to read the archives for three days, so props to whoever it is who maintains that site, you are a lifesaver!
I was sure my answer of T S Eliot was correct, and so proud of myself for coming up with it quickly.
And I knew the Oscar winner was Mehershala Ali (spelling?) immediately. By immediately I mean I saw his face in my mind and said “that guy who was so good in the third True Detective series.” Yeah, that’s the ticket.