Sunday, 24 November 2013

Alternate Best Actor 1981: Results

5. William Hurt in Body Heat- Hurt is good when he allowed to be, but much of the time it seems the filmmakers were more interested in his physical form than his acting ability.

Best Scene: Ned Racine looks over Matty's yearbook.
4. Klaus Maria Brandauer- Brandauer gives a very daring performance in his portrayal of the growing compromises of an artist that oddly brings out a greater humanity.

Best Scene: Hendrik Hoefgan tries to plead for one of his fellow artists.
3. Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark- Ford gives a great performance creating his most iconic role with his funny, thrilling and all together entertaining portrayal of Indiana Jones.

Best Scene: The opening quest.
2. Jürgen Prochnow in Das Boot- Prochnow's performance is a spectacular based on being a gritty face of reality aboard submarine on the wrong side of a war. 

Best Scene: The Captain watches the helpless men drown.
1. Mel Gibson in Gallipoli- Good Predictions Koook160, Psifonian, and RatedRStar. All I can say is my top four is an extraordinary group, but I'm going with the performance that I got the strongest emotional reaction from, which is really saying something considering I reacted pretty strongly to all of them. Gibson's performance though is an amazing piece acting, the early part of his performance being Gibson at his charismatic best in his depiction of the cynical Frank, and the end being such a heartbreaking portrayal of such a man having to face the harsh realities of World War I trench warfare.  

Best Scene: Frank and Archy both fail to complete their final run.
Overall Rank:
  1. Mel Gibson in Gallipoli
  2. Bob Hoskins in The Long Good Friday
  3. Jürgen Prochnow in Das Boot
  4. Harrison Ford in Raiders of the Lost Ark 
  5. Klaus Maria Brandauer in Mephisto
  6. Dudley Moore in Arthur
  7. Ian Charleson in Chariots of Fire
  8. Ben Cross in Chariots of Fire
  9. Mark Lee in Gallipoli
  10. John Travolta in Blow Out
  11.  James Caan in Thief
  12. Henry Fonda in On Golden Pond
  13. Andre Gregory in My Dinner With Andre
  14. Mel Gibson in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
  15. Steve Martin in Pennies From Heaven
  16. Kurt Russell in Escape from New York
  17. Timothy Hutton in Taps 
  18. William Hurt in Body Heat
  19. Donald Sutherland in Eye of the Needle
  20. David Naughton in An American Werewolf in London 
  21. Craig Warnock in Time Bandits
  22. Treat Williams in Prince of the City  
  23. Mickey Rooney in The Fox and the Hound
  24. Wallace Shawn in My Dinner With Andre
  25. Mel Brooks in History of the World Part I
  26. Kurt Russell in The Fox and the Hound
  27. Harold Ramis in Stripes
  28. Bill Murray in Stripes
  29. Paul Newman in Absence of Malice 
  30. Harry Hamlin in Clash of the Titans 
  31. Warren Beatty in Reds 
  32. Richard Benjamin in Saturday the 14th 
  33. Stephen Lack in Scanners 
Next Year: 1981 Supporting 


Michael Patison said...

Talk about a ridiculously strong year.

For 1981 Supporting:
Wilford Brimley in Absence of Malice
John Gielgud in Chariots of Fire
Bill Hunter in Gallipoli
Bill Kerr in Gallipoli
Mickey Rourke in Body Heat

Psifonian said...

Bill Hunter, Gallipoli
Peter Boyle, Outland
Michael Palin, Time Bandits
Griffin Dunne, An American Werewolf in London
John Lithgow, Blow Out

Anonymous said...

John Lithgow- Blow Out

Mark said...

I have no suggestions, but I hope Jack Nicholson keeps his win. He has to win SOMETHING!

Maciej said...

The only two performances that come to my mind are Paul Freeman in "The Raiders of the Lost Ark" and Christopher Walkern in "Pennies from Heaven".

RatedRStar said...

John Gielgud - Chariots Of Fire
Mickey Rourke - Body Heat
Klaus Wennemann - Das Boot
Nicol Williamson - Excalibur
Herbert Gronemeyer - Das Boot

RatedRStar said...

so now I have two predictions lol, one for the win and one to replace Tony Leung, ill choose later.

Anonymous said...

Louis PLEASE Mickey Rourke in Body Heat.

JackiBoyz said...

Being that Louis loved Chariots, whats everybody elses opinion on Chariots Of Fire?.

RatedRStar said...

The Oscar Quest is the worst site for Oscar reviews, he hates Chariots Of Fire, and Louis would disagree with almost all of his decisions on the winners.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Christopher Walken in Pennies From Heaven (admit it, he was perfect)
Bill Hunter in Gallipoli
Paul Freeman in Raiders of the Lost Ark
Mickey Rourke in Body Heat
John Gielgud in Chariots of Fire

My request is Joseph Gordon-Levitt in (500) Days of Summer for 2009 Lead.

RatedRStar said...

I have decided my 2 choices, being that Best Supporting Actor 2004 is very weak in terms of contenders, plus its time for some new talent to be recognised.

My winning request is underrated character actor Alex Fong in the grim thriller One Nite In Mongkok (Best Supporting Actor 2004)

as for Tony Leung Chiu Wais replacement, the other Tony Leung that's famous in Hong Kong =D

Tony Leung Ka Fai in the Creepy Horror film Dumplings (Best Supporting Actor 2004)

RatedRStar said...

I should have mentioned Louis, Dumplings is part of a classic horror film trilogy with 3 stories called Three Extremes.

mrripley said...

John Woodvine in An American Werewolf In London!! and I second Brimley and Walken.

Michael Patison said...

I'm confused. You've put Brandauer above Moore, and yet you gave Brandauer a 4.5 and Moore a 5.

Louis Morgan said...

Actually I gave Moore a 4.5. I must have accidentally posted the wrong rating when I did the overall post for 81, as if you look at my review he was always a 4.5, and he is among the 4.5's on my overall nominees ranking.

Matt Mustin said...

Just out of curiosity, has anyone seen Dallas Buyers Club?

Michael McCarthy said...

I just saw it on Friday, and having seen the performances of Ejiofor, Redford and Whitaker this yet, I can say that McConaughey is EASILY my favorite to win best actor this year.

Louis Morgan said...

I haven't seen it yet, but I am very interested to see how McConaughey stacks up.