Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Best Supporting Actor 1953: Eddie Albert in Roman Holiday

Eddie Albert received his first Oscar nomination for portraying Irving Radovich in Roman Holiday.

Roman Holiday is a film that I actually enjoy quite a bit. There is nothing that special about it but I liked it as a good romantic comedy.

Eddie Albert is Irving Radovich who is a photographer friend of Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck). Joe has Irving take secret pictures of runaway Princess Ann calling herself Anya Smith (Audrey Hepburn) as they all go around Rome and do various things. Albert really does absolutely nothing in this performance but take pictures. He goes around in the background taking pictures secretly and takes them in many different way and angles. Well he does a few other things such as being tripped by Joe when he almost spills the truth about the Princess but that is about it. I do not exactly have a huge problem with his performance since he actually does not do anything wrong, but than again the character does not ask him to really much of anything single in the entire film. All he did was either getting beaten up by someone or taking a picture of something. Really his performance is not the problem it is the fact that the Academy nominated someone for basically taking pictures and nothing else. I really hate to give him this rating since it is not like I hate what he does, I honestly would have rather just disqualified him for not having enough of a character to be nominated.

6 comments:

joe burns said...

Can't even remember this performance.....


What did you think of Audrey?

Sage Slowdive said...

I agree with Joe...instantly forgettable.

Louis Morgan said...

Joe Burns: I thought she was okay but not award worthy.

Sage: Obviously since all he does is take pictures. I would have said he was forgettable but I clearly remembered Mr. Douglas of green acres being in it.

Anonymous said...

Aaah Joe was phenomenal

Anonymous said...

The cafescene with the spilling

Anonymous said...

I meantt Eddie Albert of course, Joe was also good