Monday, 14 May 2012

Best Supporting Actor 2006: Results

5. Eddie Murphy in Dreamgirls- Murphy throws a great deal of energy into his role, but for me I could never separate this from his earlier comedic performances.
4. Djimon Hounsou in Blood Diamond- Hounsou is only ever really loud or really quiet, which is acceptable for much of his performance, but when his limits are noticeable they are very noticeable.
3. Mark Wahlberg in The Departed- Wahlberg is enjoyable enough as the loud abrasive police officer, it is not a complex performance but it serves its purpose.
2. Alan Arkin in Little Miss Sunshine- Arkin gives a strong performance that is both consistently humorous, but Arkin also effectively brings a great deal of his heart to his performance.
1. Jackie Earle Haley in Little Children- In a part that could have portrayed in an overly cinematic or stylized fashion, Haley always keeps his portrayal far more effective by playing it truthfully to his character.
Deserving Performances:
Ben Affleck in Hollywoodland
Michael Caine in Children of Men


Oscargrouching said...

Had a feeling on Haley or Alan . I need to get with my reviews .

dinasztie said...

I don't know if would pick Arkin or Haley. I would also probably go with Haley.

Lezlie said...

Good ranking, though maybe I would have gone with Arkin, but that's maybe because I enjoyed Little Miss Sunshine more than I did Little Children. I've read in a previous comment that you didn't really like Jack Nicholson. I'd like to ask your opinion on two other performances, one being Brad Pitt in Babel, the other Kazunari Ninomiya in Letters From Iwo Jima. The latter maybe could be argued as lead, but do you think it would have been fair if they had gotten nominations (I'm not sure here about the grammar :D), or they didn't deserve it?

Oscargrouching said...

I got to see Haley ,I'm back with my reviews .

Louis Morgan said...

I have yet to see Babel, but I thought Ninomiya was fine but I preferred Watanabe.

RatedRStar said...

what did you make to Giancarlo Giannini and Mads Mikkelson in Casino Royale.

Louis Morgan said...

As I thought Giannini was very good, and Mikkelson was an effective enough villain particularly in the torture scene.

dshultz said...

I can't believe I missed 2006! I've been away without internet for days! But I'm glad Haley won here!

Also, terrific that you decided to include Ben Affleck in Hollywoodland. Why he can't always give such performances I'll never know.

Anonymous said...

The way I see it:
1. Alan Arkin for Little Miss Sunshine, 90 out of 100 (A-)
2. Mark Wahlberg for The Departed, 90 out of 100 (A-)
3. Jackie Earle Haley for Little Children, 80 out of 100 (B+)
4. Eddie Murphy for Dreamgirls, 70 out of 100 (B-)
5. Djimon Hounsou for Blood Diamond, 70 out of 100 (B-)

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