Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Best Actor 2011

And the Nominees Are:

Brad Pitt in Moneyball

Jean Dujardin in The Artist

George Clooney in The Descendants

Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 

Demian Bichir in A Better Life

I break my scheduled reviews of supporting 95 to return once again to Best Actor. I actually did not except to do this yet, and would have held off since I thought Michael Fassbender was going to be nominated, and I have not seen Shame, but now I have seen all of these performances.

Supporting will wait because I have yet to see Extremely Loud, or My Week with Marilyn, but I do think I will probably write a deserving performance for Albert Brooks.


Anonymous said...

Great stuff Louis, looking forward to these reviews. So glad to see Oldman nominated

dinasztie said...

The Oldman and Bichir inclusions are not surprising alone but together... This was the only line-up I didn't expect.

5. Clooney (frankly, he's terrible).

I REALLY hope that Jean or Brad get some sterngth and beat the shit out of Clooney. It seemed they preferred Moneyball to The Descendants (which got snubbed, thank God, in supp actress and got much less than expected), not to mention The Artist.

Anonymous said...

The line-up is suprising, but it's good to see Oldman nominated.


5. Clooney
4. Bichir
3. Pitt
2. Oldman
1. Dujardin

RatedRStar said...

Jean Dujardin I think should win the Oscar and these predictions. Happy Oldman and Bichir got nominated, I wish Fassbender got in instead of Clooney ( he is not good)

1.Jean Dujardin
2.Gary Oldman
3.Demian Bichir
4.Brad Pitt
5.George Clooney

mrripley said...

I think Clooney is vulnerable,the Birchir love is very telling.

Sage Slowdive said...

Michael Fass....I mean, Brad Pitt I guess :/

RatedRStar said...

I haven't seen Moneyball unfortunately =(, ive only seen The Artist and The Descendants.

Tom said...

I've never heard of A Better Life so looking forward to your review.

Derek Bowman said...

I haven't seen Bichir, but I'm so rooting for Brad Pitt. I actually thought Clooney was ok, but....he has an Oscar already and Brad had a great year. I don't think you like either of them though.

1. Jean Dujardin
2. Demian Bichir
3. Brad Pitt
4. Gary Oldman
5. George Clooney

dshultz said...

Man, fuck the Academy, I have admittedly been bitching about their snub to Fassy ever since 7:40 am yesterday on every damn blog I follow, and IMDb. I want either Jean Dujardin or Gary Oldman to win.

Jean played the part of George Valentine PERFECTLY, evoking a bygone era even more powerfully than the film itself. He ran me through a gamut of emotions like none I've felt at the movies since, oh, since Mickey Rourke in the Wrestler.

Oldman was equally brilliant, a beautiful portrait of understatement. His character George Smiley was so calculating, every movement, every twitch meant something, but Oldman managed to stay perfectly natural. George Smiley was acting, and Gary Oldman was simply being him.

So, for me, either of the fictional Georges.

But certainly not the real life George.

By the way, Louis, you should still totally see Shame, it by far contains the best performance of the year.

Fuck the Academy.

Louis Morgan said...

I'll try to see it.

RatedRStar said...

I agree with dshultz, Fuck the academy =D and Fuck George Clooney

Anonymous said...

Jean Dujardin HAS to win, there are no words to describe what he did, he was so brilliant his performance reminded of Ray Milland in The Lost Weekend and that is saying a lot because that's one of the best performances of all time! I'm glad to see that no one here seems to like Clooney's awful performance, I also disliked Pitt's but I feel Pitt didn't even try to do a memorable job, Clooney on the other hand tried and failed terribly.