Monday, 18 July 2011

Best Actor 2010: Results

5. Javier Bardem in Biutiful- Bardem despite the emotionally charged nature of his role, gives a oddly dull, and ineffective performance.
4. Jeff Bridges in True Grit- Bridges' performance is an odd over the top performance, as well as inconsistent in his own odd style, that does not work as well as he certianly wants it to.
3. Colin Firth in The King's Speech- Firth's performance is a somewhat redundant performance in the way he repeatedly conveys the same emotion. His performance lacks proper consistency, as well as his portrayal of the stammer is a bit forced. To his credit though, he does have a few good moments.
2. James Franco in 127 Hours- Franco performance is charming and entertaining when he need to be, as well as effective in portraying his character's physical degradation, as well as his emotional state. On a whole though he is actually overshadowed by the direction of the film.
1. Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network- Eisenberg's performance is the only nominated performance this year that I can really say is a truly strong effort. Eisenberg although limited fits perfectly in this role as the manipulative calculating Mark Zuckerberg. His properly portrays the cold calculating nature of the character, along with subtle suggestions of what lies beneath his cold exterior as well.

11 comments:

RatedRStar said...

I'm very happy that you liked Franco =)

Fritz said...

I've only seen Firth so far but I loved his performance!

mrripley said...

2010 is weak to me as gosling is not there and i much preffered duvall in get low over franco and bardem.

RatedRStar said...

Duvall should have been nominated but I thought Blue Valentine was just too painful and had really loathesome characters to make me watch it that long even though I hope Gosling gets nominated this year for Drive or The Ides Of March

Anonymous said...

Oh, I disagree, I would never choose Eisenberg for playing himself over Franco or Firth, but to each his own!

Please: 1953, 1966, 1978!!!

dinasztie said...

Wow, I'm surprised. :)

Sage Slowdive said...

Oh thank god, the right one won.

mrripley said...

You are right anon eisenberg plays a variation of himself,maybe is personality is like mark z,obnoxiuos is how jesse comes across and extremely ungrateful,an actor i dnot like at all.

Anonymous said...

Can you do 1999 next please? :)

Louis Morgan said...

The next year will not be one of those requested, as another has already been planned.

C.J. O'Dell said...

My vote would be:
1. Colin Firth for The King's Speech. 91 out of 100 (A-).
2. Jesse Eisenberg for The Social Network. 88 out of 100 (A-).
3. James Franco for 127 Hours. 83 out of 100 (B+).
4. Jeff Bridges for True Grit. 75 out of 100 (B).
5. Javier Bardem for Biutiful. 67 out of 100 (B-).