Friday, 25 November 2011

Best Supporting Actor 1947: Results

5. Charles Bickford in The Farmer's Daughter- Bickford is certainly fine in his part, but nothing special. He perhaps could have stolen some scenes but he never is able to.
4. Thomas Gomez in Ride the Pink Horse- Although his part is fairly limited Gomez gives an enjoyable and charming performance that only adds to his film.
3. Edmund Gwenn in Miracle on 34th Street- Gwenn is not really a definitive Santa Clause by any means, and this is not any sort of great performance, but it is a good one where Gwenn makes Santa Clause just as kind and warm as he should be.
2. Robert Ryan in Crossfire- Robert Ryan plays the sort of role he became best known for and the truth is there is a reason he became known for this sort of role, because he was very good at it. This is not his best variation on this sort of character though.
1. Richard Widmark in Kiss of Death- There is no question for me who wins this year though as Widmark easily gives the most memorable and most effective performance out of the nominees. Widmark becomes basically invisible in his chilling creation of Tommy Udo a psychopath who only ever finds joy from what he does.

9 comments:

dinasztie said...

I expected Widmark to win. Bickford was not doing really well in your reviews. :)

Fritz said...

I expected it, too!

RatedRStar said...

Maybe the second best ever supporting performance from the
40s in my opinion except 1 =D

Anonymous said...

Please 1955 or 1951!!!

joe burns said...

I thought he'd win when you mentioned him.

What did you think of Loretta Young in The Farmer's Daughter?

Louis Morgan said...

I thought she was fine despite her rather inconsistent accent.

Sage Slowdive said...

Widmark would have been a terrific winner.

Michael Patison said...

Honestly, I love Gwenn, but Widmark was also really, really good. What do you thing about Kirk Douglas in Out of the Past? and what about Mitchum for the matter?

Louis Morgan said...

I have not yet seen Out of Past, but Mitchum was good in Crossfire but his role was a little too limited for him to be anything more than that.