Sunday, 17 March 2013

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1949: Results

5. Kirk Douglas in A Letter To Three Wives- Douglas is effective as usual with his natural charm and intensity. His role though is rather limited, and he lacks that needed chemistry with his on screen wife.

Best Scene: George dissects radio advertisements. 
4. Edmond O'Brien in White Heat- O'Brien's role is overshadowed by Cagney's but he serves his part well as the man of two faces one a loyal gangster and the other a humane face within all the insanity.

Best Scene: Fallon is found out. 
3. Claude Rains in The Passionate Friends- Rains is terrific here taking a thankless role and with it stealing the entire film through his genuine portrayal.

Best Scene: Howard stops Mary's suicide attempt. 
2. Orson Welles in The Third Man- Welles appearance in this film is brief yet he makes a tremendous impact through very memorable portrayal of the slick yet slimy Harry Lime.

Best Scene: Lime's intro.
1. Alec Guinness in Kind Hearts and Coronets- Good Prediction RatedRStar, George Woolf, and Michael Patison. This was a very close choice between Welles and Guinness as there roles are very different. Where Welles plays one short role brilliantly, Guinness portrays eight different roles. Guinness succeeds incredibly in his roles as he manages to be both visible and invisible at the same time. He does something individual and special for each character leaving a very memorable impression.

Best Scene: The Parson indulges in a drink. 

Overall Rank:
  1. Alec Guinness in Kind Hearts and Coronets
  2. Orson Welles in The Third Man
  3. Ralph Richardson in The Heiress
  4. Claude Rains in The Passionate Friends
  5. James Mason in The Reckless Moment
  6. Trevor Howard in The Third Man
  7. Edmond O'Brien in White Heat
  8. James Whitmore in Battleground
  9. Kirk Douglas in A Letter To Three Wives
  10. Bing Crosby in The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
  11. Takashi Shimura in The Quiet Duel
  12. Ricardo Montalban in Battleground
  13. Bernard Lee in The Third Man
  14. Victor McLaglen in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  15. Paul Horbiger in The Third Man
  16. Isao Kimura in Stray Dog 
  17. Ernest Deutsch in The Third Man
  18. Arthur Kennedy in Champion
  19. Gen Shimizu in Stray Dog 
  20. Shepperd Strudwick in All the King's Men 
  21. Shemp Howard in Africa Screams
  22. Arthur Shields in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  23. Erich Ponto in The Third Man
  24. Paul Douglas in A Letter to Three Wives
  25. Kenjiro Uemura in The Quiet Duel
  26. Ben Johnson in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  27. Siegfried Breuer in The Third Man
  28. Steven Cochran in White Heat
  29. Fred Clark in White Heat
  30. Paul Stewart in Champion
  31. Roy Roberts in The Reckless Moment
  32. Dean Jagger in Twelve O'Clock High
  33. John Agar in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  34. Harry Carey Jr. in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
  35. John Agar in Sands of Iwo Jima
  36. John Derek in All the King's Men
  37. Raymond Greenleaf in All the King's Men
  38. Jules Munshin in On the Town
  39. Jeffrey Lynn in A Letter to Three Wives
Next Year: Either 1935 or a special set of nominees. I haven't decided yet. 


Anonymous said...

Hm wonder what this special set of nominees is?

RatedRStar said...

if its 1935 then:

Charles Laughton - The Ruggles Of Red Cap
Robert Donat - The 39 Steps
Boris Karloff - Bride Of Frankenstein
Groucho Marx - A Night Of The Opera
Leslie Howard - The Scarlet Pimpernel

but if its special nominees then err I dont know.

my winning request is

Oskar Werner - Fahrenheit 451 (Alternate Best Actor 1966)

RatedRStar said...

my advise to George Woolf, and Michael Patison is to select a nominee that probably wouldnt have been considered (like ive done) rather than an obvious one that will probably still get in.

Mark said...

Dang it. If you had switched your 4 and 5 spots, I would have owned the year 1949. And what do you mean by a special set of nominees?

Michael Patison said...

I'm intrigued by the special set of nominees.

As for 1935:
Fred Astaire in Top Hat
Robert Donat in The 39 Steps
Errol Flynn in Captain Blood
Charles Laughton in The Ruggles of Red Gap
Groucho Marx in A Night at the Opera

I guess The Scarlet Pimpernel is 1934, so that won't work.

I think it'd also be cool if, at some point, you tried creating supporting categories from scratch from 1928-35.

For my winning request, I'm going to take RatedRStar's advice. I had seen a post of his saying about the same thing earlier and had decided on somebody for you to review, but I can't remember who it is, so I guess I'll stick to go back to an Australian flick and request either Mark Lee or Mel Gibson in Gallipoli, you can take your pick, based upon who you think is better or however you want to choose to review it. That category would be 1981 lead.

RatedRStar said...

good choice Michael =D, I wasnt trying to be rude neither when I mentioned before about picks, its because people like ya know, Michael Fassbender for Shame is an obvious choice that would have got in probably if nobody considered so =D, its so that theres kinda more diverse surprise picks rather than the same ones.

Michael Patison said...

No worries. It's a great idea. I had been thinking about doing it for a long time, but I was always leaning toward performances that I really love that I wouldn't really want to see perhaps get the scores I might want them to, but I think I'll just go for it now.

Louis Morgan said...

Your requests have been written down. I'm keeping a written list now so I definitely won't forget.

Also I think I am going to do the special set then afterwards do 35. I will give a hint about the special set, which is I probably should have done it last year.

Louis Morgan said...

Michael: I will try to scratch something up for supporting those year, but if I do them they will probably be like 51 and 47 unless there are a clear set of at least more than two nominees.

Michael Patison said...

Fair enough. There were certain years where I could think of/found several candidates who were probably worthy (i.e. 1932 with Grand Hotel and 1935 TMWKTM and Bride of Frankenstein with a few others) and then there were many others (i.e. 1933, where there were only maybe 1 or 2 deserving performances, like Robert Donat in Henry VIII).

I obviously don't expect you to move mountains, but I thought they might be interesting whenever the blog gets to that point.

Another question. Are you going to do 1927 and 1928, or just 1928?

Louis Morgan said...

I'll probably do both.