Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1944: Results

5. Sydney Greenstreet in The Mask of Dimitrios- Greenstreet does his master of exposition quite well here and does explore the little depth in his character well.

Best Scene: Mr. Peters searches Cornelius's room.
4. William Demarest in The Miracle of Morgan's Creek- Demarest gives a hilarious portrayal as the reactive face of exasperation at the absurd events during the film.

Best Scene: The constable tries to get Norval to escape from the jail.
3. Peter Lorre in Arsenic and Old Lace- Lorre gives a very funny comedic turn that steals his film in almost a weasel like fashion.

Best Scene: Dr. Einstein tries to warn Mortimer.
2. William Bendix in Lifeboat-William Bendix gives a heartbreaking portrayal of the degradation of his character in both body and soul.

Best Scene: Gus prepares for his amputation.
1. Edward G. Robinson in Double Indemnity- Good prediction Psifonian, Mark and koook160. Well this year was no contest for me and I love William Bendix's and Barry Fitzgerald's performances as well really like plenty of other performances this year too. There is just no question for me that Edward G. Robinson gives the best supporting performance of 1944. He is on every second he is on screen giving an extremely entertaining and even rather moving portrayal of a claims adjuster who can see everything except what is directly in front of him.

Best Scene: All of his scenes.
Overall Rank:
  1. Edward G. Robinson in Double Indemnity
  2. Barry Fitzgerald in Going My Way
  3. William Bendix in Lifeboat
  4. Peter Lorre in Arsenic and Old Lace
  5. Clifton Webb in Laura
  6. William Demarest in The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
  7. Hume Cronyn in The Seventh Cross
  8. Sydney Greenstreet in The Mask of Dimitrios
  9. Walter Slezak in Lifeboat
  10. Vincent Price in Laura
  11. William Demarest in Hail the Conquering Hero
  12. Henry Hull in Lifeboat 
  13. Monty Woolley in Since You Went Away
  14. Dan Duryea in Ministry of Fear
  15. Walter Brennan in To Have and Have Not
  16. Barry Fitzgerald in None but the Lonely Heart 
  17. Thomas Mitchell in The Keys to the Kingdom
  18. Raymond Massey in Arsenic and Old Lace
  19. Donald Crisp in The Uninvited
  20. Dan Duryea in The Woman in the Window 
  21. Dan Seymour in To Have and Have Not
  22. Frank McHugh in Going My Way
  23. Joseph Cotten in Gaslight 
  24. Thomas Mitchell in Wilson
  25. Hume Cronyn in Lifeboat
  26. Robert Mitchum in Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
  27. John Hodiak in Lifeboat  
  28. John Alexander in Arsenic and Old Lace 
  29. Canada Lee in Lifeboat
  30. Edward Everett Horton in Arsenic and Old Lace
  31. Charles Coburn in Wilson 
  32. Robert Walker in Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
  33. Alan Napier in The Uninvited
  34. Spencer Tracy in Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
  35. Robert Walker in Since You Went Away 
  36. Erskine Sanford in Ministry of Fear
  37. Porter Hall in The Miracle of Morgan's Creek 
  38. Ray Collins in The Seventh Cross
  39. William Frawley in Going My Way 
  40. Joseph Cotten in Since You Went Away
  41. Raymond Massey in The Woman in the Window
  42. James Gleason in Arsenic and Old Lace
  43. Alan Napier in Ministry of Fear
  44. Vincent Price in The Keys to the Kingdom
  45. Gene Lockhart in Going My Way
  46. Felix Alymer in Henry V
  47. Vincent Price in Wilson
  48. Porter Hall in Double Indemnity
  49. Stanley Clements in Going My Way
  50. Cedric Hardwicke in The Lodger
  51. Porter Hall in Going My Way
  52. Jack Carson in Arsenic and Old Lace
  53. Hoagy Carmichael in To Have and Have Not
  54. Walter Abel in Mr. Skeffington 
  55. Tom Powers in Double Indemnity
  56. James Brown in Going My Way
  57. Bill Edwards in Hail the Conquering Hero
  58. Bryon Barr in Double Indemnity
  59. Richard Waring in Mr. Skeffington
Next Year: 1971 Supporting

10 comments:

RatedRStar said...

Fernando Rey - The French Connection
Andrew Robinson - Dirty Harry
Jack Albertson - Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory
Ian Hendry - Get Carter
John Hurt - 10 Rillington Place

Michael Patison said...

Jack Albertson in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Bernard Cribbins in The Railway Children
Bruce Dern in Drive, He Said
John Hurt in 10 Rillington Place
Fernando Rey in The French Connection
Andy Robinson in Dirty Harry

Mark said...

Hey, I made a correct prediction as well.

Louis Morgan said...

Sorry about that, the post has been corrected.

Mark said...

Thank you. 1995 Supporting- Kevin Spacey in Seven. After you do 1999.

JamDenTel said...

Jack Albertson - Willy Wonka
Fernando Rey - French Connection
Murray Head - Sunday Bloody Sunday
Andy Robinson - Dirty Harry
Donald Pleasance - Wake In Fright

Also worth mention: David Gulpilil in Walkabout, Art Garfunkel in Carnal Knowledge, and Moses Gunn in Shaft. Honestly, though, this was kind of a weak year for this category.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Alright, my request is for a performance I haven't even seen yet. I request Ken Ogata in The Ballad of Narayama for 1983 Best Actor. I have a friend who swears by this performance.

Michael McCarthy said...

John Hurt-10 Rillington Place
Andrew Robinson-Dirty Harry
Fernando Rey-The French Connection
Jack Albertson-Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Idk who else...

Michael McCarthy said...

Ohhhh maybe someone from McCabe & Mrs. Miller! Even if you don't wanna review anyone from that you should still give it a look, it's fantastic.

Psifonian said...

1. John Hurt, 10 Rillington Place (already claimed it!)
2. Bruce Dern, Drive, He Said
3. David Culpilil, Walkabout
4. Andy Robinson, Dirty Harry
5. Jack Albertson, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory