Sunday, 5 September 2010

Best Actor 2005: Results

5. Terrence Howard in Hustle and Flow- The biggest acting he tries is an accent which he fails with and the rest is just a dull, dull performance.

4. Joaquin Phoenix in Walk The Line- Phoenix gives an okay dramatic performance I suppose but he does not give one that does Johnny Cash any justice.

3. David Straithairn in Good Night and Good Luck- Straithairn lacks much of a challenge as Edward R. Murrow but I do think he gives good performance although really in only a functional fashion.

2. Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain- Ledger gives an incredibly strong performance and mixes in brilliant subtlety with genuine emotion practically perfectly.

1. Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote- Hoffman simply is brilliant from beginning to end in this film. Every single scene he nails completely. He always is Truman Capote I never doubted it which is amazing, and if that was not enough his performance is one of the most powerful performances ever.
Deserving Performances:Viggo Mortensen in A History of Violence

8 comments:

joe burns said...

I knew that Hoffman would win, but I thought you might like Phoenix and Howard. What's next?

Louis Morgan said...

A Supporting year that will not take long and then the poll winner.

Terry said...

No love for Jake Gyllenhaal? He was a co-leading!

Louis Morgan said...

I wait until after I review supporting nominees to give them a nomination even if they can be considered leading.

Sage Slowdive said...

I'd probably give low grades to the last three. It just shows Best Actress wasn't the only category hard up that year.

dinasztie said...

Well, Hoffman won as I thought. He was amazing that's for sure.

Louis Morgan said...

Sage: It was just a weak year overall for film I felt, it had some standout performances but that was about it.

RosieP said...

I think I would have preferred if Heath Ledger had won. There was something a little . . . theatrical in Hoffman's portrayal of Truman Capote.