Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Alternate Best Actor 1943: Results

5. Claude Rains in The Phantom of the Opera- Rains is held back by his film but he manages to be both rather sympathetic, and effectively evil in this film.

Best Scene: The Phantom's Face is revealed.
4. Henry Fonda in The Ox-Bow Incident- Fonda is overshadowed by other elements in his film, but he is consistently solid and exceptional in one scene.

Best Scene: Gil reads Donald Martin's letter.
3. Charles Laughton in This Land is Mine- Laughton gives a strong performance that makes the transition from cowardice to bravery believable.

Best Scene: Albert watches as his friend is executed.
2. Roger Livesey in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp- Livesey's performance is one of the finest examples of portraying the progression of a character over time and through experiences.

Best Scene: Candy reunites with Theo.
1. Joseph Cotten in Shadow of a Doubt- Good Prediction Psifonian feel free to name a request. Cotten easily wins this year with his incredible charming and chilling performance as a man with dark secret he wants to hide.

Best Scene: Uncle Charlie tells young Charlie about the true nature of the world.
Overall Rank:
  1. Joseph Cotten in Shadow of A Doubt
  2. Roger Livesey in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
  3. Paul Lukas in Watch on the Rhine
  4. Charles Laughton in This Land is Mine
  5. Joel McCrea in The More the Merrier 
  6. Mickey Rooney in The Human Comedy
  7. Henry Fonda in The Ox-Bow Incident
  8. Claude Rains in Phantom of the Opera
  9. Humphrey Bogart in Sahara
  10. Franchot Tone in Five Graves to Cairo
  11. Don Ameche in Heaven Can Wait
  12. Susumu Fujita in Sanshiro Sugata
  13. Gary Cooper in For Whom The Bell Tolls
  14. Walter Pidgeon in in Madame Curie
Next Year: 1943 Supporting

9 comments:

RatedRStar said...

Dana Andrews - The Ox Bow Incident
Anthony Quinn - The Ox Bow Incident
Erich Von Stroheim - Five Graves To Cairo
Peter Lorre - Background To Danger
Sydney Greenstreet - Background To Danger

Anonymous said...

Uh...how do you put Joel McCrea at #5 overall, but not include him in your Alternate Best Actor selections? o.O

RatedRStar said...

well nobody voted for McCrea lol so that might be why, kinda like with Ewan McGregor in 2010 for The Ghost Writer.

Michael McCarthy said...

I see you got McCrea in the top 5, that's great. I know he was nothing amazing but I still really like his acting style in this, it's so natural.

Louis Morgan said...

Anonymous: Mainly because I was sold on doing Rains by the 1943 Oscar montage video on YouTube, and Fonda seemed much more favored in terms of requests. Also I did not know that I would prefer McCrea over those two until I watched Rains's performance and Fonda's again.

Anonymous said...

That happens all the time. The top five for Supporting 2010 has THREE performances he didn't review (Kinglsey, Murphy, Postlethwaite), and the WINNER of Lead '93 (Jeff Daniels in Gettysburg) wasn't reviewed either.

Michael Patison said...

I'm luckily in a position with WiFi so I can post. I posted my recommendations i think on Livesey's review, so I won't post them again, but they all still stand, especially Erich von Stroheim in Five Graves to Cairo and Dana Andrews in The Ox-Bow Incident.
I have a very strong feeling this will be another year where you do a series of shorter reviews, plus a longer one for Andrews and perhaps for von Stroheim, all at once. There just aren't too many standouts this year.

Psifonian said...

Andrews is my win, and honestly I feel '43 is so thin on the ground that I don't have anyone I could suggest for a nod.

What's the next year you're doing? Could I pass my free suggestion to that?

Louis Morgan said...

I was planning on doing 2002 lead.