Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Alternate Best Actor 1951: Results

5. Farley Granger in Strangers on a Train- Granger gives a good performance that is likable well never avoiding the weaker aspects of the character. The film belongs to his co-star though.

Best Scene: Guy meets Bruno. 
4. James Mason in the Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel- Mason gives a strong assured performance despite being in a somewhat thankless role.

Best Scene: Rommel gives his final goodbye to his family.
3. Kirk Douglas in Ace in the Hole- Douglas gives a slick and sharp performance that succeeds in portraying both his character's immorality and the eventual conscience he gains.

Best Scene: Chuck finally gains morality. 
2. Robert Walker in Strangers on a Train- Walker gives an amazing villianous turn in this film that is both chilling and a delight to watch.

Best Scene: Bruno stalks Guy's wife. 
1. Alastair Sim in Scrooge- Good Prediction Koook160, and Michael Patison. Sim gives a great performance as the often played Ebenezer Scrooge. He succeeds in every aspect of the role from the cold business man through his transformation than finally an exuberant man who has found a new lease on life. This really is just a matter of having to put someone in first place at the moment. I am not one hundred percent sure of this decision, as each time I think of Walker's performance I feel like I should give him the win. Although this is hardly my final decision the win goes to Sim for the moment.

Best Scene: Scrooge takes up his Nephew's invitation after all. 
Overall Rank:
  1. Michael Redgrave in The Browning Version
  2. Alastair Sim in Scrooge
  3. Robert Walker in Strangers on a Train
  4. Trevor Howard in Outcast of the Islands
  5. Montgomery Clift in A Place in The Sun
  6. Alec Guinness in The Lavender Hill Mob
  7. Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire
  8. Kirk Douglas in Ace in the Hole
  9. Robert Donat in The Magic Box
  10. James Mason in The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
  11. Van Heflin in The Prowler
  12. Alec Guinness in The Man in the White Suit
  13. Kirk Douglas in Detective Story
  14. James Mason in Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
  15. Arthur Kennedy in Bright Victory
  16. Masayuki Mori in The Idiot 
  17. Robert Ryan in On Dangerous Ground
  18. Kirk Douglas in Along a Great Divide
  19. Oskar Werner in Decision Before Dawn 
  20. Richard Basehart in Fourteen Hours
  21. Paul Douglas in Fourteen Hours
  22. Farley Granger in Strangers on a Train  
  23. Raj Kapoor in Awaara
  24. Humphrey Bogart in The Enforcer
  25. James Cagney in Come Fill The Cup
  26. Gene Evans in The Steel Helmet
  27. Glenn Ford in The Secret of Convict Lake
  28. Charles Boyer in The First Legion
  29. Lee J. Cobb in Sirocco
  30. Cary Grant in People Will Talk 
  31. Robert Mitchum in The Racket
  32. Richard Widmark in The Frogman
  33. Humphrey Bogart in The African Queen
  34. Robert Rounsenville in The Tales of Hoffmann
  35. Bing Crosby in Here Comes the Groom
  36. Gene Kelly in An American in Paris
  37. Robert Ryan in The Racket
  38. Humphrey Bogart in Sirocco 
  39. John Lund in The Mating Season 
  40. Lyle Bettger in The First Legion
  41. Fredric March in Death of a Salesman
  42. Robert Taylor in Quo Vadis
Next Year: 1951 Supporting

24 comments:

RatedRStar said...

I couldnt narrow it to 5 so heres a list

Mervyn Jones - Scrooge
Michael Hordern - Scrooge
Hugh Marlowe - The Day The Earth Stood Still
Zero Mostel - The Enforcer
Toshiro Mifune - The Idiot
Harry Morgan - The Well
Cecil Parker - The Man In The White Suit

RatedRStar said...

Stanley Holloway for Lavender Hill Mob could count if your putting Alec Guinness for 51.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Hm, another request. Can you review Dennis Hopper in River's edge for 1987 Best Supporting
Actor?

Michael Patison said...

For my request, how about Basil Rathbone in The Adventures of Robin Hood for 1938 Best Supporting Actor.

Anonymous said...

For my request when you next cover the 00's could it please be 2001.

Lezlie said...

2001 would be great, there's Boromir in it! :D

RatedRStar said...

I dont think anybody needs to worry about Sean Bean getting in for 2001, since on my um, oscar list (its an excel spreadsheet) for each year he is on there for 2001 =D

Lezlie said...

Oh I'm not worried, he was one of my requests :)

RatedRStar said...

I mean like, even before all of these requests were made these were my 38 supporting and 01 supporting lists,

1938
Pat O Brien - Angels With Dirty Faces
Edward Arnold - You Cant Take It With You
Basil Rathbone - The Adventures Of Robin Hood
Claude Rains - The Adventures Of Robin Hood
Erich Von Stroheim - Grand Illusion

2001
Sean Bean - The Fellowship Of The Ring
Steve Buscemi - Ghost World
Billy Bob Thornton - Monsters Ball
Jude Law - A.I Artificial Intelligence
John Lone - Rush Hour 2

RatedRStar said...

I tend to ask for performances, that have no chance of making the cut rather than ones that will most likely =D.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

But Thorton was a clear lead in Monster's Ball. Was I the only one impressed with Heath Ledger's performance in that more than anyones else's?

RatedRStar said...

ive put him in supporting because of the strong 2001 best actor field, and yes I didnt like Ledger at all.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Dude, category fraud is not good.

RatedRStar said...

doesnt matter in a weak field like supporting 2001 sometimes a lead should be degrated.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Joe Pantoliano in Memento and Brian Cox in L.I.E. not good enough?

RatedRStar said...

sorry =(, its also because Billy Bob is in my best actor lineup for The Man Who Wasnt There, and you dont really see many double nominees on this blog that will get in the final lineup so I had to relegate which ever he was least important in.

RatedRStar said...

and I didnt really like Pantoliano enough to put him down, ive never seen L.I.E so.

RatedRStar said...

Mememto is 2000 as well, not 2001.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

That's terrible reasoning. That's like me putting Sam Rockwell in Lead for Galaxy Quest because I liked him too much in The Green Mile. That makes zero logical sense. I could at least understand a boderline case of it (like Christian Bale in The Fighter), but this is just blatant lying.

RatedRStar said...

but Rockwell is absolutely supporting in Galaxy though lol, look I get what your saying but meh whatever man.

RatedRStar said...

tell that to the academy about terrible reasoning lol im just some kid with emo hair XD.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

They do have terrible reasoning for it.

RatedRStar said...

they do XD lol.

Michael Patison said...

Michael Redgrave in The Browning Version would be another performance to watch for this year. He won Cannes for the performance.