Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Alternate Best Actor 2012: Results

5. Jack Black in Bernie- Black gives a very different performance here going head first into creating a unique character who is believable as both the nicest man but also a murderer.
4. Liam Neeson in The Grey- Neeson gives a strong performance capitalizing well on his physical, but as well giving a powerful emotional portrayal as well.
3. Matthew McConaughey in Killer Joe- McConaughey proves himself more than capable as an actor through his oddly charming and at the same time freighting performance as a cop who does not mind killing for money on the side.
2. Denis Lavant in Holy Motors- Lavant gives a very different type of performance switching breathlessly from one character never stopping for a moment. It is a striking performance that is absolutely fascinating to watch.
1. Jean Louis Trintignant in Amour-Trintignant gives a quiet very restrained performance that is very moving and poignant while having a perfect chemistry with his co-star Emmanuelle Riva. A strong year for leading performances, and the academy did a pretty good job of selecting them too they nominated six deserving leading performances even if two were in the supporting category.
Overall Rank:
  1. Joaquin Phoenix in The Master
  2. Mads Mikkelsen in The Hunt 
  3. Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master
  4. Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
  5. Jean Louis Trintignant in Amour
  6. Denis Lavant in Holy Motors
  7. Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained
  8. Matthias Schoenaerts in Rust and Bone
  9. Matthew McConaughey in Killer Joe
  10. Liam Neeson in The Grey
  11. Mad Mikkelsen in A Royal Affair
  12. Choi Min-sik in Nameless Gangster   
  13. Toby Jones in Berberian Sound Studio
  14. Jack Black in Bernie
  15. John Hawkes in The Sessions
  16. Tom Holland in The Impossible
  17. Suraj Sharma in Life of Pi  
  18. Martin Freeman in The Hobbit  
  19. Mel Gibson in Get the Gringo 
  20. Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook 
  21. Jake Gyllenhaal in End of Watch
  22. Michael Pena in End of Watch
  23. Richard Gere in Arbitrage
  24. Frank Langella in Robot and Frank 
  25. Mikkel Følsgaard in A Royal Affair
  26. Daniel Craig in Skyfall 
  27. Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables   
  28. Tom Courtenay in Quartet
  29. Jack Reynor in What Richard Did
  30. Channing Tatum in 21 Jump Street 
  31. Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street 
  32. Charlie Creed-Miles in Wild Bill 
  33. Dane DeHaan in Chronicle
  34. Colin Farrell in Seven Psychopaths
  35. Brad Pitt in Killing Them Softly
  36. Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises
  37. Tom Hardy in Lawless
  38. Karl Urban in Dredd  
  39. Gael Garcia Bernal in NO
  40. Robert Downey Jr. in The Avengers
  41. Mark Ruffalo in The Avengers 
  42. Seann William Scott in Goon
  43. Ben Affleck in Argo
  44. Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Looper 
  45. Chris Evans in The Avengers 
  46. Jared Gilman in Moonrise Kingdom
  47. Christopher Walken in Stand Up Guys 
  48. Logan Lerman in The Perks of Being a Wallflower   
  49. Will Poulter in Wild Bill
  50. Emile Hirsch in Killer Joe
  51. Chris Hemsworth in The Avengers 
  52. Clive Owen in Shadow Dancer
  53. Zach Galifianakis in The Campaign
  54. Will Farrell in The Campaign  
  55. Paul Brannigan in The Angels' Share
  56. Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher
  57. Denzel Washington in Flight
  58. Anthony Hopkins in Hitchcock
  59. Al Pacino in Stand Up Guys
  60. Jamie Foxx in Django Unchained
  61. Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Premium Rush
  62. Robert Pattison in Cosmopolis 
  63. Sacha Baron Cohen in The Dictator 
  64. Steve Oram in The Sightseers
  65. Alex Russell in Chronicle
  66. Mark Duplass in Safety Not Guaranteed
  67. Bill Murray in Hyde Park On Hudson
  68. Shia LaBeouf in Lawless
  69. Sylvester Stallone in The Expendables 2
  70. Will Smith in Men in Black 3 
  71. Chapman To in Vulgaria
  72. Zac Efron in The Paper Boy
Next Year: 1968 lead

23 comments:

Michael Patison said...

Looking at this list I realize how ridiculously strong this year was. I mean, those first 24 performances at least are all really great work.

Michael Patison said...

As for 1968:
Keir Dullea in 2001: A Space Odyssey
Henry Fonda in Once Upon a Time in the West
Gary Lockwood in 2001: A Space Odyssey
Steve McQueen in Bullitt (or The Thomas Crown Affair)
Vyacheslav Tikhonov in War and Peace

Anonymous said...

Fonda in Once Upon a Time in the West (though im not sure if your going to put him in supporting)

JamDenTel said...

1968 suggestions

Boris Karloff in Targets;
Sergei Bondarchuk in War and Peace;
Zero Mostel in The Producers;
John Marley in Faces.

Simon Sankoff said...

Walter Matthau in The Odd Couple would be a good choice, but you're going to have a hard time finding one that beats The Lion in Winter.

RatedRStar said...

Leonard Whiting - Romeo And Juliet (I requested it a while ago when I won 74 I believe)
Henry Fonda - Once Upon A Time in the West
Zero Mostel - The Producers
Walter Matthau - The Odd Couple
Boris Karloff - Targets

Maciej said...

Steve McQueen - Bullitt
Zero Mostel - The Producers
Jack Lemmon - The Odd Couple
Walther Matthau - The Odd Couple
Martin Sheen - The Subject Was Roses

Anonymous said...

Can I reccomend for Supporting actor 68 Fonda and Robards for Once Upon a Time in the West and Anthony Hopkins for Lion in the Winter.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

1968:

Henry Fonda in Once Upon a Time in the West
Zero Mostel in The Producers
Walther Matthau and Jack LEmmon in The Odd Couple
Steve McQueen in Bullit

Michael Patison said...

I guess Tikhonov is 1965, so:
Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon in The Odd Couple

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

I may as well give my ranking for the year for Best Actor:

1. Joaquin Phoenix in The Master
2. Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained
3. Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
4. Denzel Washington in Flight
5. Jean-Louis Trintignant in Amour

6. Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook
7. Logan Lerman in The Perks of Being a Wallflower
8. John Hawkes in The Sessions
9. Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master
10. Jamie Foxx in Django Unchaines
11. Daniel Henshall in The Snowtown Murders
12. Jack Black in Bernie
13. Tom Hardy in Lawless
14. Chaning Tatum in Magic Mike
15. Chaning Tatum in 21 Jump Street
16. Mark Wahlberg in Ted
17. Jonah Hill in 21 Jump Street
18. Colin Farrell in Seven Psychopaths
19. Tom Holland in The Impossible
20. Tommy Lee Jones in Hope Springs
21. Lucas Pittaway in The Snowtown Murders
22. Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Looper
23. Jared Gilman in Moonrise Kingdom
24. Suraj Sharma in Life of Pi
25. Richard Gere in Arbitrage
26. Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man
27. Daniel Craig in Skyfall
28. Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables
29. Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises
30. Paul Rudd in This is 40
31. Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Premium Rush
32. Ben Affleck in Argo
33. Zack Galifianakis in The Campaign
34. Shia LaBeouf in Lawless
35. Will Ferrell in The Campaign

RatedRStar said...

Louis, you know when someone has won the year, and they make a request, do you save the name on a spreadsheet or somemat so that you dont forget or do u need reminding?.

Louis Morgan said...

I have a pretty good memory honestly, if there is a really "different" sort of choice than I will write it down somewhere.

RatedRStar said...

=D ok thats cool, just in case lol haha mines have been

River Phoenix - My Own Private Idaho
Leonard Whiting - Romeo And Juliet
Tony Leung Chiu Wai - Infernal Affairs.

just making sure =D xx

Michael Patison said...

I think I have 2 undone requests. Bryan Brown in Breaker Morant for 1980 and Farley Granger in Strangers on a Train.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

I only requested Robin Williams in Insomnia for 2002 Supporting.

Lezlie said...

And mine are, if I recall right:

Sean Bean - Fellowship of the Ring
Javier Bardem - Mar Adentro (The Sea Inside)
Robert Carlyle - Trainspotting

Anonymous said...

Will you ever review John Hakwes, Tom Holland and Logan Lerman? I'm really interested in hearing what you think of both performances. (Can't believe Hawkes isn't in the top 5!).

Louis Morgan said...

I suppose I could I just don't know when I would.

Michael Patison said...

Have you seen Smashed or Robot & Frank?

Louis Morgan said...

I saw Smashed and I consider Paul supporting. I was a bit disappointed with his performance since I think he is amazing in Breaking Bad. In Smashed though I felt he was pretty much phoning it in for the most of the film. He has some descent moments, but he does very little in the role.

Louis Morgan said...

I've also seen Robot and Frank I quite liked the film and Langella.

TParker said...

'The Guilt Trip' has another great Seth Rogen performance.