Monday, 7 October 2013

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1978: Results

6. Sam Shepard in Days of Heaven- Sam Shepard doesn't completely escape the limitations put upon him by Terrence Malick's style but he still gives an intriguing performances within these confines.

Best Scene: The farmer figures out Bill and Abby.
5. John Vernon in Animal House- Vernon gives a hilarious performance through his deadly intensity as a particularly hateful Dean.

Best Scene: Dean Wormer tells the members of Delta their GPAs.
4. Harry Dean Stanton in Straight Time- Stanton has a limited role, but steals the film with his portrayal of a down to earth professional criminal.

Best Scene: Max and Jerry hold up a bank.
3. John Cazale in The Deer Hunter- John Cazale in his final performance gives an effective portrayal of the pathetic member of the group of friends.

Best Scene: Stan is forced to play a game of Russian roulette by Michael.
2. John Savage in The Deer Hunter- John Savage gives a moving portrayal of the most easy going member of the group of friends who has to bear terrible trauma from his time in the Vietnam war.

Best Scene: Steven is unable to bear the idea of playing Russian roulette.
1. Gene Hackman in Superman- Good Prediction Michael Patison, RatedRStar, Lezlie. Gene Hackman gives a great performance as always this time being absolutely hilarious with just the right amount of menace thrown in. 

Best Scene: Lex Luthor reveals the Kryptonite.
Overall Rank:
  1. Christopher Walken in The Deer Hunter
  2. Gene Hackman in Superman
  3. John Savage in The Deer Hunter
  4. John Cazale in The Deer Hunter
  5. Harry Dean Stanton in Straight Time 
  6. John Vernon in Animal House
  7. James Mason in The Boys From Brazil
  8. Richard Farnsworth in Comes a Horseman
  9. Sam Shepard in Days of Heaven
  10. Ned Beatty in Superman 
  11. James Mason in Heaven Can Wait
  12. John Hurt in Midnight Express
  13. Robert Morley in Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?
  14. George Dzundza in The Deer Hunter
  15. M. Emmet Walsh in Straight Time
  16. John Hurt in The Lord of the Rings
  17. Edward Fox in Force 10 From Navarone
  18. Glenn Ford in Superman 
  19. Jackie Cooper in Superman
  20. Jeff Goldblum in Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  21. Jason Robards in Comes a Horseman 
  22. John Belushi in Animal House 
  23. Burgess Meredith in Magic
  24. Marlon Brando in Superman
  25. Stephen Furst in Animal House 
  26. Chuck Aspegren in The Deer Hunter
  27. Jack Warden in Heaven Can Wait
  28. Terrence Stamp in Superman
  29. Bruce Dern in Coming Home
  30. David Niven in Death on the Nile
  31. Buck Henry in Heaven Can Wait
  32. Simon MacCorkindale in Death on the Nile
  33. Bruce McGill in Animal House
  34. Leonard Nimoy in Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  35. Randy Quaid in Midnight Express
  36. Kevin McCarthy in Invasion of the Body Snatchers 
  37. Robert J. Wilke in Days of Heaven
  38. Kevin Bacon in Animal House
  39. Sid Caesar in Grease
  40. Charles Grodin in Heaven Can Wait 
  41. Bruno Ganz in The Boys From Brazil
  42. Donald Sutherland in Animal House
  43. Denholm Elliot in The Boys From Brazil
  44. Gary Busey in Straight Time
  45. Carl Weathers in From 10 From Navarone
  46. Ed Lauter in Magic
  47. Tom Hulce in Animal House 
  48. Murray Hamilton in Jaws 2
  49. Jack Warden in Death on the Nile
  50. Marc McClure in Superman 
  51. Charles Cyphers in Halloween
  52. Trevor Howard in Superman
  53. William Squire in The Lord of the Rings
  54. George Kennedy in Death on the Nile
  55. Robert Carradine in Coming Home 
  56. Jon Finch in Death on the Nile
  57. James Widdoes in Animal House
  58. Harry Andrews in Superman
  59. Brian Andrews in Halloween
  60. Charles Martin Smith in The Buddy Holly Story
  61. Jeff Conaway in Grease
  62. Steven Guttenberg in The Boys From Brazil
  63. Don Stroud in The Buddy Holly Story
  64. Peter Riegert in Animal House
  65. Tim Matheson in Animal House
  66. Joseph Mascolo in Jaws 2
  67. Mark Metcalf in Animal House 
  68. Jeffrey Kramer in Jaws 2
  69. James Daughton in Animal House
  70. Barry Pearl in Grease 
  71. Richard Kiel in Force 10 from Navarone
  72. Michael Tucci in Grease
  73. Michael Scholes in The Lord of the Rings
Next Year: 1931 lead

22 comments:

RatedRStar said...

Louis there is like only one line up for 1931, but boy is it legendary.

Peter Lorre - M
Edward G Robinson - Little Caesar
Bela Lugosi - Dracula
Boris Karloff - Frankenstein
Charlie Chaplin - City Lights
James Cagney - Public Enemy

RatedRStar said...

and ohh what should I go for, Claude Rains.. A Hong Kong film performance perhaps, ill let you know soon what ive chosen.

Michael McCarthy said...

^I second all of these

Anonymous said...

So I guess I'm the only one who thinks Lorre is supporting in M?

Anonymous said...

@RatedRStar Why don't you choose someone else for once instead of Claude Rains and Hong Kong performances all the time, is that all you like?

JamDenTel said...

A touch off-topic, but when you do 1978 Lead, I do hope you do Gregory Peck for Boys from Brazil. He got the Globe nom and I think he deserved the Oscar nom more than Olivier.

Louis Morgan said...

....I just did 78 lead.

Psifonian said...

1. Peter Lorre, M
2. Edward G. Robinson, Little Caesar
3. Charlie Chaplin, City Lights
4. James Cagney, The Public Enemy
5. Bela Lugosi, Dracula



RatedRStar said...

Louis can I ask you something =)

Louis Morgan said...

Sure.

RatedRStar said...

I have 2 trailers here, since the performance im choosing comes from 1998 best actor, but I honestly don't know who to choose out of Anthony Wong and Tony Leung Chiu Wai from these films, could you check these 2 trailers out and tell me which one you would rather watch.

The Longest Nite = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nd_5T-n9Fs

Beast Cops = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvI8PyDKjxc

RatedRStar said...

their both up their with Hard Boiled and Infernal Affairs as Hong Kongs finest and most iconic.

Louis Morgan said...

I suppose the Longest Nite.

Mark said...

Louis, would you say your three favorite actors are Laurence Olivier, Gene Hackman, and Robert Shaw? Or at least three out of five?

RatedRStar said...

Tony Leung Chiu Wai in The Longest Nite it is then.

Louis Morgan said...

Mark: Those are three of them, Alec Guinness and Toshiro Mifune would fill out the five.

Anonymous said...

Do you still rank James Mason in your top 10 Louis?

Louis Morgan said...

He and Robert Duvall would be my six and seven.

Michael Patison said...

My suggestions for 1931 Lead are:
Actually, I have absolutely nothing to add to RatedRStar.


As for my request, I'll go for Michael Caine in Zulu for 1964. I'm having trouble placing him in a category, however, I have him as lead but borderline supporting. He and Stanley Baker are the two main characters, but, as I recall, Caine has less screentime out of the two. Whatever, I guess Lead, although if you or several others say Supporting then go with that.

Louis Morgan said...

I think I would put him in lead although he is on the border.

Michael McCarthy said...

The Champ technically came out in 1931, are you going to review Jackie Cooper here?

Louis Morgan said...

No, as I really don't consider his performance particularly good and I was really grasping at straws when I listed him originally.