Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Alternate Best Actor 2013: Results

5. Jake Gyllenhaal in Prisoners- Gyllenhaal gives probably his best performance in his full depiction of a detective investigating a terrible crime in both the official process but also the emotional impact.

Best Scene: Loki rushes to the hospital.
4. Joaquin Phoenix in Her- Phoenix gives a nice counterpoint to his great performance in the Master with his warm and endearing portrayal of a lonely man.

Best Scene:  Theodore begins his romantic relationship with Samantha.
3. Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips- Hanks gives an excellent turn underplaying nicely while keeping the intensity of the film, then absolutely bringing the emotional power to his final scene.

Best Scene: Phillips goes into shock.
2. Oscar Isaac in Inside Llewyn Davis- Isaac gives a fantastic performance as a jerk by realizing him fully as a person from the great amount of heart he puts into his music, to his less savory qualities off the stage. 

Best Scene: Fare Thee Well
1. James McAvoy in Filth- This year was amazing for lead actor and that's all there is to it. It really explains the strength of the Academy lineup because honestly it was just too difficult to really mess up, although they still managed to ever so slightly, as it seemed everyone was on top their game. Even Christian Bale the weakest of the nominees gave a great performance in Out of the Furnace to make up for it seems. My favorite of all theses great and often career best performances is James McAvoy's performance in Filth. I love every moment of this insane work that is a great achievement in dark comedy, but also an equally tragic turn at the same time.

Best Scene: The ending.
Overall Rank:
  1. James McAvoy in Filth
  2. Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club
  3. Oscar Isaac in Inside Llewyn Davis
  4. Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street
  5. Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips
  6. Bruce Dern in Nebraska
  7. Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave
  8. Joaquin Phoenix in Her
  9. Jake Gyllenhaal in Prisoners
  10. Christoph Waltz in The Zero Theorem
  11. Christian Bale in Out of the Furnace 
  12. Michael Shannon in The Iceman
  13. Tye Sheridan in Mud
  14. Robert Redford in All is Lost
  15. Vithaya Pansringarm in Only God Forgives
  16. Sam Rockwell in A Single Shot
  17. Simon Pegg in The World's End 
  18. Ryan Gosling in The Place Beyond the Pines
  19. Lee Jung-jae in New World
  20. Chris Evans in Snowpiercer 
  21. Jude Law in Side Effects
  22. Tony Leung Chiu Wai in The Grandmaster
  23. Steve Coogan in Philomena
  24.  Michael B. Jordan in Fruitvale Station
  25. Bradley Cooper in The Place Beyond the Pines
  26. Martin Freeman in The Hobbit
  27. Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 3
  28. Daniel Bruhl in Rush
  29. Josh Brolin in Oldboy 
  30. Matt Damon in Elysium
  31. Benedict Cumberbatch in The Fifth Estate
  32. Dane Dehaan in The Place Beyond the Pines
  33. Michael Fassbender in The Counselor
  34. Casey Affleck in Ain't Them Bodies Saints
  35. Will Forte in Nebraska
  36. Christian Bale in American Hustle
  37. Chris Hemsworth in Rush
  38. Dane Dehaan in Kill Your Darlings
  39. Chadwick Boseman in 42
  40. Henry Cavill in Man of Steel
  41. Chris Hemsworth in Thor 2
  42. Chris Pine in Star Trek Into Darkness
  43. Hugh Jackman in Prisoners
  44. Charlie Hunnam in Pacific Rim
  45. Denzel Washington in 2 Guns 
  46. Vin Diesel in Fast & Furious 6
  47. Zachary Quinto in Star Trek Into Darkness 
  48. Idris Elba in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  49. Mark Wahlberg in Pain & Gain
  50. Daniel Bruhl in The Fifth Estate
  51. Forest Whitaker in The Butler
  52. Dwayne Johnson in G.I. Joe
  53. Ryan Gosling in Only God Forgives
  54. Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Don Jon
  55. Mark Wahlberg in 2 Guns 
  56. Daniel Radcliffe in Kill Your Darlings
  57. Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Escape Plan
  58. Hugh Jackman in The Wolverine
  59. Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Last Stand
  60. Sylvester Stallone in The Escape Plan
  61. Mark Wahlberg in Lone Survivor
Next Year: 1992 supporting

27 comments:

Psifonian said...

Whoa! Did not expect McAvoy that high!

For 1992:
1. Paul McGann, Alien 3 (assembly cut)
2. Alec Baldwin, Glengarry Glen Ross
3. Kevin Kline, Chaplin
4. Charles S. Dutton, Alien 3
5. Morgan Freeman, Unforgiven

Maciej said...

Richard Harris - Unforgiven
Alec Baldwin - Glengarry Glen Ross
Jonathan Pryce/Alan Arkin/Kevin Spacey - Glengarry Glen Ross
Steve Buscemi - Reservoir Dogs
Michael Madsen - Reservoir Dogs

Kevin said...

Richard Harris and Morgan Freeman - Unforgiven

Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey, Ed Harris and Jonathan Pryce - Glengarry Glen Ross

Steve Buscemi - Reservoir Dogs

And maybe some of the Alien 3 supporting players...

Michael McCarthy said...

Well if anyone had to beat Matthew, I'm glad it was McAvoy, he's the only one who is challenging McConaughey's top spot for me.

Alec Baldwin-Glengarry Glen Ross
Michael Madsen-Reservoir Dogs
Richard Harris-Unforgiven
Eric Schweig or Russell Means-The Last of the Mohicans
Jaimz Woolvett-Unforgiven (I'm sure people will disagree on this one and I know that he makes his character's facade a bit obvious, but I personally thought his big scene at the end was heartbreaking.)

luke higham said...

Louis: What were your ratings & thoughts on Michael Shannon in the Iceman, Tye Sheridan in Mud, Sam Rockwell in A Single Shot, Daniel Bruhl in Rush, Jude Law in Side Effects & Steve Coogan and Judi Dench in Philomena.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

You know what? I think I'm going to do my own ranking for the year. Okay, let's do this. LEROY JEEEENNNKKKIINNNNNNNNNNSSSSSS

1. Oscar Isaac in Inside Llewyn Davis
2. Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street
3. Bradley Cooper in The Place Beyond the Pines
4. Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave
5. Jake Gyllenhaal in Prisoners

6. Joaquin Phoenix in Her
7. Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club
8. Ethan Hawke in Before Midnight
9. Christian Bale in American Hustle
10. Miles Teller in The Spectacular Now
11. Michael B. Jordan in Fruitvale Station
12. Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips
13. Will Forte in Nebraska
14. Bruce Dern in Nebraska
15. Tye Sheridan in Mud
16. Dane Dehaan in The Place Beyond the Pines
17. Simon Pegg in The World's End
18. Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Don Jon
19. Steve Coogan in Philomena
20. Forest Whitaker in The Butler
21. Matt Damon in Elysium
22. Ryan Gosling in The Place Beyond the Pines
23. Hugh Jackman in Prisoners
24. Patrick Wilson in The Conjuring
25. Henry Cavill in Man of Steel
26. Mark Ruffalo in Now You See Me
27. Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 3
28. Casey Affleck in Ain't Them Bodies Saints
29. Ben Affleck in To the Wonder
30. Chadwick Boseman in 42
31. Seth Rogen in This is the End
32. Isreal Boussard in The Bling Ring
33. Jason Sudekis in We're the Millers
34. Jay Burachel in This is the End
35. Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Kick-Ass 2
36. Liam James in The Way Way Back

As for 1992 recs;

Samuel West in Howards End
Kevin Spacey in Glengarry Glen Ross
Robin Williams in Aladdin
Michael Madsen in Reservoir Dogs
Steve Buscemi in Reservoir Dogs

Scott Gingold said...

Alec Baldwin, Glengarry Glen Ross
Forest Whitaker, The Crying Game
Wesley Snipes, The Waterdance
Wolfgang Bodison, A Few Good Men
Tom Hanks, A League of Their Own

RatedRStar said...

Richard Harris - Unforgiven
Alec Baldwin - Glengarry Glen Ross
Kevin Spacey - Glengarry Glen Ross
Anthony Wong - Hard Boiled
Liu Kai Chi - Cageman

Anonymous said...

Alec Baldwin- Glengarry Glen Ross
Richard Harris- Unforgiven
Ed Harris- Glengarry Glen Ross
Anthony Hopkins- Howards End
Steve Buscemi- Reservoir Dogs

Michael Patison said...

For 1992:
Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross
Other cast members of Glengarry Glen Ross
Steve Buscemi in Reservoir Dogs
Samuel West in Howards End

luke higham said...

Richard Harris - Unforgiven
Morgan Freeman - Unforgiven
Samuel West - Howard's End
Steve Buscemi - Reservoir Dogs
Ed Harris - Glengarry Glen Ross

Michael Patison said...

I forgot Richard Harris in Unforgiven

Matt Mustin said...

Am I the only one who preferred Morgan Freeman over Richard Harris?

Michael Patison said...

Also, I'm very surprised McConaughey was unseated so now I guess I'll have to find a way to see Filth.

But what a ridiculously strong year! As far as I can tell the 4.5s go through Simon Pegg at #16 and the 4s at least through Benedict Cumberbatch at #29 (unless you've changed your rating on him since asked about it a while ago).

JamDenTel said...

My own rankings:
1. Chiwetel Ejiofor
2. Joaquin Phoenix
3. Leonardo DiCaprio
4. Michael B. Jordan
5. Bruce Dern
6. Christian Bale (for American Hustle)
7. Tye Sheridan
8. Jude Law (for Side Effects)
9. Tom Hanks
10. Forest Whitaker

Michael Patison said...

On an unrelated note, I'd be interested to see who you would nominate for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress since 2000. I know that's something that might take some time, but I was interested in seeing it as some point.

Anonymous said...

Danny Devito in Batman Returns lol.

Louis Morgan said...

Luke:

Shannon - 4.5(Chilling performance and intense. He managed to make the whole family man/ serial killer dynamic actually work quite effectively)

Sheridan - 4.5(Very moving and incredibly natural performance that carries the picture seemingly without any visible effort)

Rockwell - 4.5(Decidedly not Rockwellian here. He's very strong giving a powerful portrayal of his character's guilt and tremendous pressure that I felt overcame the weaknesses of the film)

Jude Law in Side Effects - 4(Interesting performance in that it seems that more typical colder Law at first, but ends up making an remarkable change by revealing the vulnerability of his character after the twist)

Coogan - 4(Solid performance from him with an appropriate amount of chemistry with Dench. He is very convincing in his portrayal of the intellectual and does not hold back on his certain pompous qualities, but as well a certain passion)

Dench - 4.5(I really liked her here as she sheds her usual Dench style here giving a very warm and always genuine feeling performance)

I've given my thoughts on Bruhl previously.

Michael: I'll definitely try to get to it.

koook160 (Robert MacFarlane) said...

Noticing the rankings again, did you really hate Don Jon that much? As someone from Jersey, I assure you those accents were subtle in comparison to the actual thing.

Louis Morgan said...

I did not have a problem with his accent, I just did not find his performance that funny, nor did he make me interested in Don Jon in anyway. Hate is far too strong of a word though even for my lower section of my ranking as I don't really even hate Wahlberg completely.

luke higham said...

Louis: what's the rating for Bale in Out of the Furnace.

Louis Morgan said...

4.5

luke higham said...

Louis: are there any films for 2014, that you've seen yet.

Louis Morgan said...

Not at the moment.

Michael McCarthy said...

The only one I've seen is The Lego Movie. Which is phenomenal by the way.

luke higham said...

Louis: I forgot about this before, but what were your thoughts on Frozen, as well as the characters.

Louis Morgan said...

I really enjoyed Frozen a lot and found the characters to be thoroughly endearing including Olaf, who before watching the film I was concerned would be obnoxious but found entertaining when actually watching the film.