Monday, 15 April 2013

Alternate Best Actor 2010: Results

5. Andy Serkis in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll- Serkis is terrific in his portrayal of Ian Dury reminding me of the real man who I only knew from a brief not very memorable scene in Judge Dredd.
4. George Clooney in The American- Clooney gives possibly his best performance by toning down his usual mannerisms and giving a restrained as well as powerful portrait of an assassin who has seen too many double crosses.
3. Ryan Gosling in Blue Valentine- Ryan Gosling gives a very strong performance in both his portrayal of the exuberant charmer as well as the bitter man he becomes.
2. Robert Duvall in Get Low- Robert Duvall once again knocks it out of the park in his portrayal of his old hermit who he creates a beautiful portrait with warmth, humor and sadness all while properly being this man who has exiled himself from the world.
1. Choi Min-sik in I Saw the Devil- This was one very close for me between the top three who all give great performances with stand out moments throughout their films. My favorite though goes to Choi Min-sik for his chilling portrayal of a serial killer who ends up being tortured himself. It is an amazing performance meeting the challenge of his character all the way through even as his character undergoes several extreme changes.

Overall Rank:
  1. Choi Min-sik in I Saw the Devil
  2. Robert Duvall in Get Low
  3. Ryan Gosling in Blue Valentine
  4. Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network
  5. Ewan McGregor in The Ghost Writer
  6. Lee Byung-hun in I Saw The Devil
  7. George Clooney in The American
  8. Andy Serkis in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
  9. Christian Bale in The Fighter
  10. Jiang Wen in Let the Bullets Fly
  11. Geoffrey Rush in The King's Speech
  12. Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception
  13. Otto Jesperen in Trollhunter
  14. James Franco in 127 Hours
  15. Bruce Willis in Red
  16. Ge You in Let The Bullets Fly
  17. Leonardo DiCaprio in Shutter Island 
  18. Ben Affleck in The Town
  19. Colin Firth in The King's Speech
  20. Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 2
  21. Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter  
  22. Jeff Bridges in True Grit 
  23. Javier Bardem in Biutiful  
  24. Mark Wahlberg in The Other Guys
  25. Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows  
  26. Michael Cera in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
  27. Sean Penn in Fair Game
  28. Will Ferrell in The Other Guys
  29. Gleenn Erland Tosterud in Trollhunter
  30. Aaron Taylor Johnson in Kick-Ass
  31. Skandar Keynes in Voyage of the Dawn Treader
  32. Sylvester Stallone in The Expendables 
  33. Logan Lerman in Percy Jackson 
  34. Jaden Smith in The Karate Kid
  35. James Frecheville in Animal Kingdom
Next Year: 2010 Supporting 

17 comments:

RatedRStar said...

Andrew Garfield - The Social Network
Pierce Brosman - The Ghost Writer
Bill Murray - Get Low
Sam Rockwell - Conviction
Chow Yun Fat - Let The Bullets Fly

Anonymous said...

Huh. Surprised you liked DiCaprio better in Inception than Shutter Island.
Anyway, suggestions for Supporting 2010
Andrew Garfield in The Social Network (duh)
Nicolas Cage in Kick-Ass (so much fun)
Pete Postlethwaite in The Town
Justin Timberlake in The Social Network
Pierce Brosnan in The Ghost Writer

Michael Patison said...

Mine are on Gosling's comments

Anonymous said...

Sam Rockwell- Conviction
Matt Damon- True Grit
Andrew Garfield- The Social Network
Pierce Brosnan- The Ghost Writer

I personally thought Ted Levine's 3 minute appearance in Shutter Island was masterful and chilling.

Maciej said...

Pirece Brosnan - The Ghost Writer
Nicolas Cage - Kick-Ass
Justin Timberlake - The Social Network
Andrew Garfield - The Social Network
Guy Pearce - The King's Speech

Michael Patison said...

Some other random suggestions might be (on top of what I've already put in Gosling's comments):
anybody in Animal Kingdon
Inception obviously
Jon Hamm in The Town (I like him more and more in The Town every time I watch it, so much so that I always consider trading him out for Renner)
nobody from True Grit (alright, so it wasn't that they were bad, it's just that I was so underwhelmed by the film in general (definitely my least favorite Coen Bros. film I've ever seen) that I hesitate to give it any recognition)
Ned Beatty in Toy Story 3
Justin Timberlake in The Social Network
people from Made in Dagenham (nothing special but just a fun, if clichéd movie)
Michael Fassbender in Fish Tank
Michael Lonsdale in Of Gods and Men
John Ortiz in Jack Goes Boating
Samuel L. Jackson in Mother and Child
Andrew Garfield in Never Let Me Go (actually, don't review The Social Network, REVIEW THIS; it's a quite faithful (both emotionally and storywise) to a brilliant novel by my favorite living novellist)
John Hurt in 44 Inch Chest (along with Ian McShane and Tom Wilkinson)
Gabriele Ferzetti in I Am Love

Also, some addition Lead performances to maybe find time to see (I only mention these, so obviously feel free to watch what you will):
Michael Douglas in Solitary Man
Ben Stiller in Greenberg
Ryan Reynolds in Buried
Scoot McNairy in Monsters
Ben Mendelsohn in Animal Kingdom
Kodi Smit-McPhee in Let Me In
Michael Cera in Youth in Revolt
Stephen Dorff in Somewhere
Lambert Wilson in Of Gods and Men
James Franco in Howl
Sean Penn in Fair Game
Édgar Ramírez in Carlos (this obviously depends on what rules you want to set since it got so many many strange releases; I assume it wouldn't count, but I felt you should decide, seeing as it's your blog and all)
Ronald Bronstein in Daddy Longlegs
Aaron Eckhart in Rabbit Hole
Philip Seymour Hoffman in Jack Goes Boating
Jim Broadbent in Another Year
Thanapat Saisaymar in Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Colin Farrell in Ondine
Ray Winstone in 44 Inch Chest

Damn! That was a ton longer than what I intended. I obviously haven't seen all of these, but I tried to look at the majority of the guilds, less-looked-at awards, etc. to find a bunch of options and performances.

moviefilm said...

Sam Rockwell - Conviction (excellent performance!)
Pierce Brosnan - The Ghost Writer (may be his performance of a lifetime)
Alan Rickman - Harry Potter 7:1
Andrew Garfield - Never Let Me Go (much better in this, than in The Social Network)
Ben Kingsley - Shutter Island (one of the few performances I liked him in)
Ed Harris - The Way back (nothing special, but should be mentioned)
Michael Douglas - Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (great one)

RatedRStar said...

Michael Fassbender for Fish Tank would be 2009 not 10.

Michael Patison said...

Thank you RatedRStar. :) I tried to make sure I checked everything for years and I caught all of the 2009s except for that one.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Yeah, I would have suggested Fassbender if not for the 2009 release in England. But he's certainly a must for 2009 Supporting, arguable even more so than his exceptional performance in Basterds.

I'm almost tempted to list every male co-star in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, but seeing your low ranking for Cera, it would be a lost cause.

RatedRStar said...

its ok lol =D, Fassbender I reckon could be a double nominee for 2009, since 2009 supporting could be one of the weakest years in terms of snubs.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Peter Capaldi would like a *fucking* word with you.

RatedRStar said...

haha Boldemort lol =D hehe this is what my 2009 lineup would look like, omg you should watch the Thick Of It with Capaldi as Tucker he is amazing.


Christian McKay - Me And Orson Welles
Peter Capaldi - In The Loop
Michael Fassbender - Inglorious Basterds
Michael Fassbender - Fish Tank

is there anyone else, thats all I can think of

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Peter Sarsgaard and Alfred Molina in An Education, Zack Galifianakis in The Hangover (am I the only one that still likes this performance?), Jackie Earle Haley and Jeffrey Dean Morgan in Watchmen, Daniel Bruhl in Inglourious Basterds, Stanley Tucci in Julie and Julia (kicks his Lovely Bones performance right out of the water), pretty much every other male cast member of In the Loop... it's not completely empty.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Oh yeah, I may as well do my ranking for this year:

1. Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network
2. Christian Bale in The Fighter
3. Ryan Gosling in Blue Valentine
4. Geoffrey Rush in The King's Speech
5. James Franco in 127 Hours

6. Ewan McGregor in The Ghost Writer
7. Jeff Bridges in True Grit
8. Leonardo DiCaprio in Shutter Island
9. Sean Penn in Fair Game
10. Colin Firth in The King's Speech
11. Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception
12. Michael Cera in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
13. Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I
14. Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter
15. Ben Affleck in The Town
16. Aaron Johnson in Kick-Ass
(time to pick my poison after this)
17. Johnny Depp in Alice in Wonderland
18. Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 2
19. Matt Damon in Hereafter
20. Mark Wahlberg in The Other Guys
21. Ben Stiller in Little Fockers
22. Steve Carell in Date Night
23. Will Ferrell in The Other Guys
24. Robert DeNiro in Little Fockers
25. James Frecheville in Animal Kingdom

RatedRStar said...

haha lol you watched Little Fockers, did you need councelling after =D.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Yes, yes I did. *sob*