Monday, 2 December 2013

Alternate Best Supporting Actor 1981: Results

5. John Lithgow in Blow Out- Lithgow gives an interesting turn as a hired killer who accomplishes his dirty job by pretending to be a murderous psychopath.

Best Scene: Burke explains his actions to his superior.
4. Paul Freeman in Raiders of the Lost Ark- Freeman gives an effective performance that makes Belloc the shadow to Indiana Jones.

Best Scene: "This, this is history"
3. Wilford Brimley in Absence of Malice- Brimley steals his whole film through his assured performance that basically wraps up the plot for his film.

Best Scene: His scene.
2. Bill Hunter in Gallipoli- Hunter gives a strong performance giving humanity to a man who continues with a futile and fatal charge because it is his order to do so.

Best Scene: Major Barton proceeds with the final charge.
1. Robert Prosky in Thief- Prosky gives my favorite supporting performance of 1981, apologies once again to my seemingly perpetual number 2 Jack Nicholson, by delivering a fantastic performance as a warm genial older man which hides the vicious gangster beneath.  

Best Scene: Leo threatens Frank.
Overall Rank:
  1. Robert Prosky in Thief
  2. Jack Nicholson in Reds
  3. John Gielgud in Arthur
  4. Ian Holm in Chariots of Fire
  5. Bill Hunter in Gallipoli 
  6. Wilford Brimley in Absence of Malice
  7. Paul Freeman in Raiders of the Lost Ark   
  8. Lee Van Cleef in Escape From New York
  9. Mickey Rourke in Body Heat 
  10. Sean Connery in Time Bandits 
  11. John Gielgud in Chariots of Fire 
  12. David Warner in Time Bandits
  13. John Lithgow in Blow Out
  14. Jerry Orbach in Prince of the City
  15. Michael Ironside in Scanners
  16. Klaus Wennermann in Das Boot
  17. Michael Palin in Time Bandits 
  18. Nigel Havers in Chariots of Fire
  19. Kjell Nilsson in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior 
  20. Harry Dean Stanton in Escape From New York 
  21. Bruce Spence in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
  22. Griffin Dunne in An American Werewolf in London
  23. Christopher Walken in Pennies From Heaven
  24. Burgess Meredith in Clash of the Titans 
  25. Herbert Grönemeyer in Das Boot
  26. Patrick McGoohan in Scanners
  27. Howard Rollins in Ragtime
  28. Bill Kerr in Gallipoli
  29. Donald Pleasence in Escape From New York
  30. Kenny Baker in Time Bandits 
  31. Nicholas Farrell in Chariots of Fire 
  32. Robert Grubb in Gallipoli
  33. Lindsay Anderson in Chariots of Fire
  34. John Cleese in Time Bandits
  35. Brad Dourif in Ragtime
  36. Warren Oates in Stripes
  37. Nigel Davenport in Chariots of Fire
  38. Bob Balaban in Absence of Malice 
  39. Ralph Richardson in Time Bandits
  40. Sean Penn in Taps
  41. James Coco in Only When I Laugh
  42. John Rhys Davies in Raiders of the Lost Ark
  43. Tom Cruise in Taps
  44. Patrick Magee in Chariots of Fire
  45. Vernel Bagneris in Pennies From Heaven
  46. John Woodvine in An American Werewolf in London
  47. Michael Preston in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
  48. Willie Nelson in Thief
  49. Ernest Borgnine in Escape From New York 
  50. David Rappaport in Time Bandits
  51. James Cagney in Ragtime
  52. Struan Rodger in Chariots of Fire 
  53. Pierce Brosnan in The Long Good Friday
  54. Ian Holm in Time Bandits
  55. Ronald Lacey in Raiders of the Lost Ark
  56. David Argue in Gallipoli 
  57. Peter Egan in Chariots of Fire 
  58. Isaac Hayes in Escape From New York
  59. Barney Martin in Arthur
  60. David Yelland in Chariots of Fire
  61. Gene Hackman in Reds 
  62. Alfred Molina in Raiders of the Lost Ark
  63. James Olson in Ragtime
  64. Dabney Coleman in On Golden Pond
  65. Ted Danson in Body Heat
  66. James Belushi in Thief
  67. John Candy in Stripes
  68. Dennis Farina in Thief
  69. Denholm Elliot in Raiders of the Lost Ark 
  70. J.A. Preston in Body Heat
  71. Paul Sorvino in Reds
  72. Gregory Hines in History of the World Part I
  73. Dennis Franz in Blow Out 
  74. Brad Davis in Chariots of Fire
  75. Laurence Olivier in Clash of the Titans
  76. Vernon Wells in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
  77. Stephen Elliot in Arthur
  78. Tom Signorelli in Thief
  79. John Larroquette in Stripes
  80. Doug McKeon in On Golden Pond 
  81. Edward Hermann in Reds
  82. Don Hood in Absence of Malice
  83. Dennis Christopher in Chariots of Fire
Next Year: 1964 lead

12 comments:

RatedRStar said...

Richard Burton - Night Of The Iguana
Peter Sellers - A Shot In The Dark
Dirk Bogarde - King and Country
Tony Randall - The 7 Faces Of Dr Lao
Michael Caine - Zulu

JackiBoyz said...

Peter Sellers - A Shot In The Dark
Tom Courtenay - King and Country
Dirk Bogarde - King and Country
Michael Caine - Zulu
Sean Connery - Marnie

Michael Patison said...

Richard Attenborough in Guns at Batasi
Dirk Bogarde in King and Country
Michael Caine in Zulu
Tom Courtenay in King and Country
Clint Eastwood in A Fistful of Dollars
Tony Randall in The 7 Faces of Dr. Lao

Maciej said...

1.Clint Eastwood - A Fistful of Dollars
2.Richard Burton - The Night of the Iguana
3.Alan Bates - Zorba the Greek
4.Dick van Dyke - Mary Poppins
5.Cliff Robertson - The Best Man

Mark said...

Well, the way I like to award Oscars is by ranking all of the performances together, not going by year. So, in my fantasy world, you still give Jack Nicholson Oscars for OFOTCN, Five Easy Pieces, Reds, etc...

RatedRStar said...

In my fantasy universe its quite different. heres how it goes.

George Clooney never existed and died at birth.
Jonah Hill never received an Oscar nomination.
Kenneth Branagh and Laurence Olivier had a punch-up in a bar.
Clifton Webb and John Gielgud were a couple.
Louis Morgan had a giant white beard and wore an orange robe.
Claude Rains beat Harold Russell.
I won a boxing match against Joaquin Phoenix.
Benedict Cumberbatch used his face to cut down trees.
Michael Fassbender received an Oscar nomination every single year just for sneezing into a cup.


RatedRStar said...

oh and I got married to Ben Whishaw =D.

Michael McCarthy said...

Jack ;'( it's just not fair.

Michael McCarthy said...

Also, how could George Clooney have died at birth if he never existed?

RatedRStar said...

I thought Jack losing was fair lol and basically George died when he came out the womb, so he might as well have never existed =).

Grady Tripp said...

Didn't you like Erwin Leder's performance in DAS BOOT? He's my favorite supporting actor in the film (I have Grönemeyer as co-lead).

Louis Morgan said...

I thought he was fine, but he did not leave that much of an impression on me.