Saturday, 28 December 2013

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1955: Results

5. Sidney Poitier in Blackboard Jungle- Poitier gives a nicely handled and surprisingly believable turn as a disrespectful student who is capable of improving himself, even if I do wish he had gotten a few more scenes to flesh out his character. 

Best Scene: Miller encourages Dadier to say the word.
4. Walter Brennan in Bad Day At Black Rock- Brennan gives an effective portrayal of a man filled pessimism but optimistic in heart.

Best Scene: The doc tries to convince the others to help Macreedy. 
3. Peter Sellers in The Ladykillers- Sellers gives a very amusing performance as slick criminal who find himself in over his head.

Best Scene: Harry tries to fetch Mrs. Wilberforce's bird.
2. Takashi Shimura in I Live in Fear- Shimura gives a moving performance as the quiet observer of a situation where there is not obvious solution.

Best Scene: Dr. Harada meets with Nakajima.
1. Raymond Massey in East of Eden- Massey's work is one I have grown to appreciate more with time. His unusual dynamic with Dean is perfect in creating the powerful rift between the father and Massey realizes Adam as man in terms of the good nature of his character, but as well his past before we meet him.

Best Scene: Adam reveals the truth about Cal's mother.
Overall Rank:
  1. Raymond Massey in East of Eden
  2. Takashi Shimura in I live in Fear
  3. Jack Lemmon in Mister Roberts
  4. Peter Sellers in The Ladykillers
  5. Sal Mineo in Rebel Without a Cause 
  6. Walter Brennan in Bad Day At Black Rock
  7. Cecil Parker in The Ladykillers
  8. Sidney Poitier in Blackboard Jungle
  9. Ralph Richardson in Richard III
  10. Herbert Lom in The Ladykillers
  11. Paul Meurisse in Les Diaboliques
  12. Vic Morrow in Blackboard Jungle
  13. Robert Ryan in Bad Day At Black Rock
  14. Charles Vanel in Les Diaboliques
  15. James Cagney in Mister Roberts
  16. Ernest Borgnine in Bad Day At Black Rock
  17. Danny Green in The Ladykillers
  18. Bill Thompson in Lady and the Tramp
  19. Lee Marvin Bad Day At Black Rock
  20. Donald Crisp in The Man from Laramie
  21. Robert Middleton in The Desperate Hours
  22. Arthur Kennedy in The Man from Laramie
  23. William Powell in Mister Roberts
  24. Burl Ives in East of Eden 
  25. John Gielgud in Richard III
  26. Louis Calhern in Blackboard Jungle
  27. Minoru Chiaki in I Live in Fear
  28. Darren McGavin in The Man With the Golden Arm
  29. Arthur Kennedy in Trial 
  30. Arthur O'Connell in Picnic
  31. Jim Backus in Rebel Without a Cause
  32. Robert Strauss in The Man With the Golden Arm
  33. John Ericson in Bad Day At Black Rock
  34. James Gleason in The Night of the Hunter 
  35. Wallace Ford in The Man From Laramie
  36. Stanley Baker in Richard III
  37. Frank Sutton in Marty
  38. Timothy Carey in East of Eden 
  39. Dean Jagger in Bad Day At Black Rock
  40. Gig Young in The Desperate Hours
  41. Richard Davalos in East of Eden
  42. Ward Bond in Mister Roberts 
  43. Wilfrid Lawson in The Prisoner
  44. Dewey Martin in The Desperate Hours
  45. Koji Tsuruta in Samurai II
  46. Peter Graves in The Night of the Hunter 
  47. Joe Mantell in Marty
  48. Royal Dano in The Trouble With Harry
  49. Don Beddoe in The Night of the Hunter
  50. Cliff Robertson in Picnic
  51. John Hoyt in Blackboard Jungle
  52. Alex Nicol in The Man from Laramie
  53. Corey Allen in Rebel Without a Cause
  54. Arthur Kennedy in The Desperate Hours
  55. Arnold Stang in The Man with the Golden Arm
  56. Dan Terranova in Blackboard Jungle
  57. Jerry Mathers in The Trouble With Harry
  58. Cameron Mitchell in Love Me Or Leave Me
  59. Ronald Lewis in The Prisoner
  60. Tor Johnson in Bride of the Monster
  61. Rafael Campos in Blackboard Jungle
  62. Rafael Campos in Trial
  63. Harvey P Dunn in Bride of the Monster
Next Year: 1970 lead

10 comments:

Michael McCarthy said...

Definitely recommend Jean-Louis Trintignant in The Conformist. Might come back with more later.

Mark said...

Dang. If you switched Massey and Shimura, I would own 1955 as a year. Anyway I don't think any alternate nominees will get past Scott, Nicholson, and Hackman (who I assume you will move to lead)

Michael Patison said...

1970 seems rather weak as there are a number of performances worth mentioning beyond the Oscar nominated ones, but few of them are really excellent work.
Richard Benjamin in Diary of a Mad Housewife
Peter Boyle in Joe
Albert Finney in Scrooge
Elliott Gould in MASH
Dustin Hoffman in Little Big Man
Jack Lemmon in The Out-of-Towners
Robert Mitchum in Ryan's Daughter
Donald Sutherland in MASH
Jean-Louis Trintignant in The Conformist
Gian Maria Volonté in Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

Anonymous said...

Jean Louis Trintignant in The Conformist

Dustin Hoffman- Little Big Man

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Gian Maria Volonté in Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
Peter Boyle in Joe
Robert Mitchum in Ryan's Daughter
Alejandro Jodorowsky in El Topo
Alec Guinness in Cromwell

RatedRStar said...

Gian Carla Volante -Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
Peter Boyle - Joe
Alejandro Jodorowsky - El Topo
Alan Arkin - Catch 22
Alec Guinness - Cromwell

RatedRStar said...

On Robert Ryan, Louis, is that performance that you said was his best villain role, in a film that me and you are like the only two that have seen it, and that the lead actor received a best supporting actor nomination =D.

Louis Morgan said...

RatedRStar: You might be onto something there.

RatedRStar said...

Oh one more question Louis, does the main character look like Billy Idol =D.

Louis Morgan said...

Hey, I can't give too much away.