Friday, 27 July 2012

Alternate Best Actor 2011: Results

5. Robert Wieckiewicz in In Darkness- This is not a great performance by any means as the role is relatively simple, but Wieckiewicz nevertheless gives a realistic performance.
4. Michael Fassbender in Shame- A compelling performance by Fassbender that creates a memorable performance of a man seeking pleasure but only finds emptiness.
3. Brendan Gleeson in The Guard- Gleeson makes this just a very entertaining from beginning to end through his realization of a man who may be the best and worst cop simultaneously.
2. Michael Shannon in Take Shelter-Shannon gives an excellent performance here through his ability to maneuver through the complex state of his character.
1. Ryan Gosling in Drive- This is another year where the choice of the winner was extremely difficult not only among the alternates, but also the overall of the year. My top three favorites still consist of the three who speak the least. Gosling gives an amazing performance with few words, but all the meaning needed through the smallest of gestures.
Overall Rank:
  1. Gary Oldman in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  2. Ryan Gosling in Drive
  3. Jean Dujardin in The Artist
  4. Matthias Schoenaerts in Bullhead
  5. Woody Harrelson in Rampart
  6. Michael Shannon in Take Shelter
  7. Brendan Gleeson in The Guard
  8. Michael Fassbender in Shame
  9. Demian Bichir in A Better Life
  10. Aksel Hennie in Headhunters
  11. Peter Mullan in Tyrannosaur
  12. Peyman Moaadi in A Separation
  13. Ralph Fiennes in Coriolanus
  14. Jake Gyllenhaal in Source Code
  15. Daniel Henshall in Snowtown
  16. Antonio Banderas in The Skin I Live In  
  17. Omar Sy in The Intouchables
  18. Francois Cluzet in The Intouchables 
  19. Mel Gibson in The Beaver
  20. Matthew McConaughey in The Lincoln Lawyer
  21. Matt Damon in The Adjustment Burea
  22. Michael Fassbender in X-Men First Class
  23. Tom Hardy in Warrior
  24. Joel Edgerton in Warrior
  25. Andy Serkis in Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  26. John Boyega in Attack the Block
  27. Paul Giamatti in Win Win
  28. Michael Fassbender in Jane Eyre
  29. Ben Foster in The Mechanic
  30. Lucas Pittaway in Snowtown
  31. Christoph Waltz in Carnage
  32. Ewan McGregor in Beginners
  33. Michael Smiley in Kill List 
  34. Brad Pitt in Moneyball   
  35. Johnny Depp in Rango
  36. Daniel Craig in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo 
  37. Dominic Cooper in The Devil's Double
  38. Joseph Gordon-Levitt in 50/50
  39. Ryan Gosling in The Ides of March 
  40. Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol 
  41. Andy Serkis in The Adventures of Tintin
  42. Jamie Bell in The Adventures of Tintin 
  43. David Thewlis in The Lady
  44. Robert Wieckiewicz in In Darkness
  45. Neil Maskell in Kill List
  46. Jakub Gierszal in Suicide Room
  47. Robert Downey Jr. in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  48. Michael Fassbender in A Dangerous Method   
  49. Harrison Ford in Cowboys & Aliens
  50. Jude Law in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  51. James McAvoy in X-Men First Class
  52. Owen Wilson in Midnight in Paris
  53. Simon Pegg in Paul
  54. David Hyde Pierce in The Perfect Host
  55. Chris Evans in Captain America
  56. Iko Uwais in The Raid 
  57. Chris Hemsworth in Thor
  58. John C. Reilly in Carnage
  59. Jason Statham in The Mechanic 
  60. Charlie Day in Horrible Bosses
  61. Jason Bateman in Horrible Bosses
  62. Jason Sudeikis in Horrible Bosses
  63. Asa Butterfield in Hugo
  64. Vin Diesel in Fast Five  
  65. Alex Shaffer in Win Win
  66. Joel Courtney in Super 8
  67. Bradley Cooper in Limitless
  68. James Franco in Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  69. Daniel Craig in Cowboys & Aliens
  70. Leonardo DiCaprio in J. Edgar
  71. Jason Segal in The Muppets
  72. Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hollows 
  73. Hunter McCracken in Tree of Life
  74. George Clooney in The Descendants 
  75. Paul Walker in Fast Five
  76. Clayne Crawford in The Perfect Host  
  77. Seth Rogen in Paul
  78. Eddie Redmayne in My Week With Marilyn 
  79. Jeremy Irvine in War Horse
  80. Thomas Horn in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Next Year: 1954


Anonymous said...

Thank god you put horn last

Josh said...

Yes! Gosling won the alternate ballot.

My top 5:
1. Ryan Gosling (Drive)
2. Jean Dujardin (The Artist)
3. Woody Harrelson (Rampart)
4. Peter Mullan (Tyrannosaur)
5. Ralph Fiennes (Coriolanus)

Fassbender (Shame), Shannon (Take Shelter), Hardy/Edgerton (Warrior), and Gleeson (The Guard) are THIS close though.

Michael Patison said...

Interesting yet immensely gladdening that you still left Oldman first. He was simply fantastic. As for 1954, nobody's beating Brando, I don't think, but anyway:

Charles Laughton in Hobson's Choice
James Mason in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Toshiro Mifune in Seven Samurai
Ray Milland in Dial M for Murder
James Stewart in Rear Window

dshultz said...

Well, my two favorites, the michaels, both lost. Damn. But, my overall favorite, Gary Oldman, remains at the top. Yay.

JamDenTel said...

Very nice. My Top 5:
1. Fassbender
2. Oldman
3. Gosling
4. Dujardin
5. Joseph Gordon-Levitt for 50/50
(Matthias Schoenaerts for Bullhead is a close 6th)

One question though: How is Asa Butterfield's performance in Hugo better than Hunter McCracken's in Tree of Life?

Anonymous said...

Can you please do 74 soon :)

dshultz said...

I love how you've included Matthias Schoenaerts, I think he gave an outstanding performance! Have you seen Rust and Bone?

Louis Morgan said...

JamDenTel: One spot ahead means I just slightly preferred him. McCracken's performance in itself I thought was perfectly fine, but unlike Pitt in that film I did always think it never became more than just one of Malick's tools.

mrripley said...

Did you not like leo in j edgar.

Louis Morgan said...

I did not list DiCaprio as he would be one I would do for a return five.

joe burns said...

I thought Fassbender would get it, but I'm glad Gosling has got it!! Never seen the film though!

What were your thoughts on Redmayne?

Louis Morgan said...

He was extremely bland and uninteresting.

Nues20 said...

It's a complete travesty that Gosling and Fassbender were not nominated.
Clooney and Bichir to me should have never made the list.

Anonymous said...

What did you think of 50/50? Joseph Gordon-Levitt specifically

Psifonian said...

Really wish you'd done a write-up of Woody Harrelson's visceral, cut-to-the-bone performance as Dave Brown in "Rampart." He was easily deserving, my #2 of a strong year for Best Actor.

Louis Morgan said...

Honestly I would have included him if I did not heed Robert Wieckiewicz as a request as the forty minutes I saw of his performance I thought he was quite remarkable. I really need to get around to finishing the film.

Mitchell Murray said...

Noticed you put Matt Damon in "The Adjustment Bureau" at #21. So, my following up questions are this:

-General thoughts on Damon and Blunt as actors (Possibly best and worst for both)
-Thoughts and ratings of both in the movie.