Sunday, 25 September 2011

Best Supporting Actor 1965: Results

5. Ian Bannen in Flight of the Phoenix- Bannen is barely noticeable, but when you do see him he just mugs to the camera.
4. Michael Dunn in Ship of Fools- Michael Dunn performance never amount to more than the plot device he is in the film.
3. Martin Balsam in A Thousand Clowns- Balsam is in an awful film, and many time through the film submits to the same awfulness in his performance, but on occasion he rises slightly above it.
2. Frank Finlay in Othello- Finlay is basically just fine in the role Iago. He does seem to fulfill the requirement of the role, but only at minimum. He stays in his place throughout the film, never even for a moment displacing Olivier as the more interesting or entertaining lead.
1. Tom Courtenay in Doctor Zhivago- Good Prediction RatedRStar. Courtenay is in a different league than the rest of the performances is this category. Courtenay gives just about a perfect supporting performance in Pasha. Giving an amazingly powerful performance as he shows a once warm and earnest man become a chilling hallow shell of his former self.
Deserving Performances:
Rod Steiger in Doctor Zhivago
Oskar Werner in The Spy Who Came in From The Cold
Ian Bannen in The Hill
Harry Andrews in The Hill
Ian Hendry in The Hill


Anonymous said...

Awesome, can you do 1992 soon please Louis?

houndtang said...

I think Ian Hendry was also deserving of a nod in The Hill, one of the most chillingly believable screen villains ever, and one of the best ensembles.

dshultz said...

Huzzah! Courtenay totally deserved that. Could you do 2007 or 1980 sometime soon?

RatedRStar said...

thanks Louis =D twice in three I've got predictions right =D xxxxx since my year was chosen ill not suggest any for a bit xx

dinasztie said...

You picked the right winner.

Anonymous said...

Aw. Frank Finlay finished second. He would've been my pick personally, but you can't always get what you want. (Cue song.)

Michael Patison said...

I totally agree given the nominees, but I thought Steiger was scary good in Doctor Zhivago and totally should have received the award.