But that category is full of showy performances, and George is not the showboating role in that play.
The showy accoutrements of state power have replaced the vestments of resistance.
From Lady Gaga humbling herself before the queen to Tom Hanks, the Dalai Lama, and Obama, it was a year of showy deference.
The category gives actors the chance to do showy, attention-grabbing work, stepping into ready-made characters.
One pollster said a showy pregnancy could just “annoy people.”
The flowers of all the varieties are showy, either in masses or planted in a border.
Pretty, odd and showy, but by no means as superb a flower as some of the others.
But this was merely the most showy and pleasing part of the work.
It was flamboyant and showy; cheap, and tawdrily pretentious.
But you never need be such a fool as to expect that anybody will find out you're a diamond till you get a showy setting!