I haven't seen most of the other winners so can't really comment. RRR got old for me long before the ending, but the song it won for is fun enough. I read the book of Women Talking which didn't grab me.
The Whale sounded unbearable, and Aronofksy is probably more misses than hits for me, so I didn't bother seeing it. I though Aftersun's Paul Mescal and Banshees' Colin Farrell both gave great performances in that category, for what it's worth.