Friday, 27 April 2012

Best Supporting Actor 1966: Results

5. Mako in The Sand Pebbles- Mako gives a good realistic performance. His role is limited, and his character is frankly cut off just when he is becoming interesting.
4. James Mason in Georgy Girl- Mason although has a thankless role in many ways gives a charming, and dryly comic performance, that manages to turn his character into an actual man and not just a creep as he easily could have been.
3. Robert Shaw in A Man For All Seasons- If I was giving the award to my favorite actor Shaw would take this, with close competition from Mason. Nevertheless Shaw gives a strong performance in only two scenes realizing Henry VIII's distinct personality marvelously.
2. George Segal in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?- Segal has an extremely thankless role especially compared to the flashiness of the performances around him, but Segal stays true to his part and creates an effective realistic portrait of a man in the strange situation of the film.
1. Walter Matthau in The Fortune Cookie- Walter Matthau stands on top for this with his consistently hilarious performance. Matthau never wastes a moment as his shyster lawyer deriving comedy from every facet of his character and makes the film.
Deserving Performances:
Richard Attenborough in The Sand Pebbles
Richard Crenna in The Sand Pebbles
Lee Van Cleef in The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
John Hurt in A Man for All Seasons


RatedRStar said...

After reading your review I wish Shaw had won now haha =D lol, still great year all around.

Michael Patison said...

What year are you going to do next? I'm rooting for either 1937, 1963, or 1983.

Anonymous said...

Yes! John Hurt! He was great (as always). I would've probably nominated Orson Welles as well. 1998 next?

moviefilm said...

A little bit surprised. :) What about 1975 as your next?

Fritz said...

Well, at least George got 5! :-) But Walter is certainly deserving!

Anonymous said...

Can you please do 51 next Louis?

Anonymous said...

How about doing 1937 next? It's been quite a while since we saw a lineup from the 30's :)

dinasztie said...

I'm really glad Matthau won. He's such a fantastic actor who doesn't get as much recognition nowadays as he most certainly deserves. I so love this odd couple formed by him and Jack Lemmon. He always gets the baity part. :) I just wish they had performaned Waiting for Godot together. :)

Segal is fantastic though for me that movie is The Elizabeth Taylor Show featuring Richard Burton. He and Dennis support wonderfully. :)

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Louis Morgan said...

The next year will be one of those requested.